The 2014-15 Hampshire College Theatre presents a diversity of voices delivered through an exciting range of approaches to theatre-making.
For information on all upcoming events and guest lectures, please see our full calendar of events.
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The Mixed Race Mixtape
By Andrew Figueroa
Oct. 17-19 and 23-25
Alex Cuevas, the rising Hip-Hop star know as "Q," is performing his acclaimed rap album "The Mixed-Race Mixtape" live for the first time. As he takes us through the story of his ambiguously brown identity, childhood memories and recent encounters trigger unexpected and exciting changes as the show unfolds. Watch as Alex struggles to unite his two conflicting sides and begins to become whole through a cabaret style Hip-Hop theatre piece unlike anything you've ever experienced before.
Path of Darkness
By Benjamin Gurin
This play is a crime drama set in post-World War II New York City. It adapts the popular "film noir" genre of the era. With an emphasis on light and shadows, the story follows detective Marla Hunters as she unravels a mystery and uncovers the seedy underbelly of a city in turmoil
Jesus Hopped the A Train
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Jan 23-25 and 29-31
Angel is on trial for murder after the lunatic cult leader he shot in the ass experiences complications after the fact and dies. Placed into protective custody with a twenty-three hour lock-down, Angel is allowed into and outside of his cage for one hour a day, where Lucius, a serial killer who has found God, is his only companion. While Angel's public defender fights for his acquittal, Lucius fights--or so he says--to "save" Angel's soul. Pushing against each other, the two inmates try to find solace in this tragic, hilarious, and supremely contemplative examination of faith, justice, beer, and chicken wings.
By Sarah Ruhl
In Eurydice, Sarah Rhul re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
Created by the Ensemble
Through bold theatrical language, Money Play explores how class cuts across all of our identities, particularly race and citizenship status. Inspired by our stories, imagination, and sense of play, it asks: how do we find home in the shifting terrain of economic inequality? And how can we envision more equitable, common ground? Created by the Money Play course (IA-206) and inspired by conversation across the campus in the fall.
Division III Festival
The festival is a week-long presentation of work by Division III Theatre students. This work will be performed in traditional and non-traditional spaces all across the campus.
By L.J. Beckenstein
Do you remember the first sex scene you saw on TV? Were you embarrassed? Excited? What did it teach you? TV-MA explores the intriguing, funny, and complicated ways that tv and movies act as Sex-ed, even if they weren't meant to. A piece of documentary theatre composed entirely of interviews taken from a diverse group of Bostonians, TV-MA explores tv's and film's potential to box viewers in, or to open up, worlds of possibilities.