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Thank you for your interest in Marymount Manhattan College’s Theatre Department! Check out our production schedule for the 2019–20 year:

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  • The Balcony

    By Jean Genet

    Translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie

    The intersections of sex, politics, revolution, and artifice are all explored in Jean Genet’s The Balcony. Set in Madame Irma’s brothel, and against the backdrop of riotous revolution in the streets, The Balcony employs highly theatrical, fantastical, and presentational styles and challenges us to look at how fantasy and role-play directly influence our societal views on power and authority. The production features a newly updated translation by Jean-Claude van Itallie and contemporary approaches to staging and movement, to provoke us to hold a mirror up to our own culture.

    Note that this production contains mature content, including scenes of violence and sexual situations.

    Performance Location: Theresa Lang Theatre

    Production Dates:

    October 16-19, 2019 at 8pm
    October 20, 2019 at 2pm


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  • Love and Information

    by Caryl Churchill

    Our world today often seems beset with a rushing stream of news, facts, postings and other bits of information whose shear volume sometimes threatens to numb us to the very immediacy of own humanity. Ironically for all our “connection” and “informedness” we increasingly find ourselves more and more alone, exposed, and grasping for meaning. Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information presents 100 characters over 57 scenes grappling with questions pertaining to information, identity, memory, and love. Each scene offers a dialogue between two or more characters trying to make sense of a moment, a dilemma, or a bond between people. As Mark Pritchard, Resident Dramaturg at Australia’s Malthouse Theatre put it, “At its heart, Churchill’s fascinating play is charging us to do that essential human thing, the only thing that holds us together—communication, human to human, working together to create meaning and beauty in a chaotic world.”

    Performance Location: New York Live Arts

    Production Dates:

    November 1-3, 2019


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  • Bring It On: The Musical

    Music by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Book by Jeff Whitty

    Bring It On explores the intricate relationships between young people during the tenuous high school years, where the world seems small and the stakes loom impossibly high. This high-energy contemporary musical is an adaptation of the popular cheerleading Bring It On films. With convergences of class, race, body type, and gender meeting at a cheer competition, each character in Bring It On learns ultimately about friendship and forgiveness after experiencing envy and deception. 

    Performance Location: Theresa Lang Theatre

    Production Dates:

    November 13-16, 2019 at 8pm
    November 17, 2019 at 2pm


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  • Fall Playwriting Projects

    Students in the Advanced Playwriting class will have productions of their original short plays, directed by faculty members, for performances in the Bordeau Box Theatre.

    The Seance
    by Max Hauze
    Directed by Richard Hutzler

    The Play at the Bottom of the Wishing Well
    by Lee Daniel
    Directed by Brooke Haney

    Sally’s World
    by Flynn Osman
    Directed by Heather Acs

    Performance Location: Bordeau Box Theatre

    Production Dates:

    Saturday 23 November at 8pm
    Sunday 24 November at 2pm & 6pm


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  • Fall Directing Projects

    Students in the Directing III class direct productions of short, contemporary plays, mentored by MMC faculty in the Bordeau Box Theatre.

    Bill A

    Beautiful Noises
    by Scott C. Sickles
    directed by Davis Gilmartin

    Impromptu
    by Tad Mosel
    directed by JK Larkin

    Mud (excerpt from)
    by Maria Irene Fornés
    directed by Nika Rose

    Bill B

    Line (excerpt from)
    by Israel Horowitz
    directed by Nick Bradshaw

    The Elephant Man (excerpt from)
    by Bernard Pomerance
    directed by Skylar Beirne

    The Night Eva Le Gallienne Was Raped
    by Carolyn Gage
    directed by Natalie Kellogg

    Bill C

    The Trip
    by Eddie Kennedy
    directed by Joey Abate

    Ex-Miss Copper Queen on a Set of Pills (excerpt from)
    by Megan Terry
    directed by Tessa Welsch

    Orgy in the Lighthouse (excerpt from)
    by Alfred Machard
    directed by Lilian Boyd

    Performance Location: Bordeau Box Theatre

    Production Dates:

    Bill A

    Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:00pm
    Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9:00pm
    Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1:00pm

    Bill B

    Friday, Dec. 6 at 9:00pm
    Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3:00pm
    Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7:00pm

    Bill C

    Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1:00pm
    Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:00pm
    Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3:00pm


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  • Purgatory in Ingolstadt

    By Marieluise Fleisser
    English Translation by Gitta Honegger

    Directed by Ashley Tata

    Purgatory In Ingolstadt was written in 1924 by German playwright Marieluise Fleisser. As a female playwright who was censored by the Nazis, Fleisser is a frequently overlooked playwright from this era. But her influence on later playwrights Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Franz Xaver Kroetz is evident in this brutal, unadorned depiction of working-class suburban life. It depicts a group of teenagers negotiating each other within an austere, rigid and strict religious society. They fantasize, drink, are violent, have sex, have abortions, break hearts, play at sainthood, play at sinning. They try to escape the purgatory of their high school existence. This studio production will focus on the relationships between these characters and their society and bring the audience into a space that is all-too-familiar, intimate and menacing by removing some of the traditional barriers between audience and performer as well as incorporating ritual, music and contemporary media.

    Performance Location: National Dance Institute

    Production Dates:

    Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and Feb. 7-8 at 7:00 pm

    Feb. 2 and 9 at 2:30 pm


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  • February Playwriting Projects

    Students in the Advanced Playwriting class will have productions of their original short plays, directed by faculty members, for performances in the Bordeau Box Theatre.

    Escaping John Deere
    by Madison Hart
    Directed by Brooke M. Haney

    Leave The Party
    by Will Alderson
    Directed by Paul Takacs

    There Is No Darkness
    by Allie Talavera
    Directed by Johanna Pinzler

    Performance Location: Bordeau Box Theatre

    Production Dates:

    February 22 & 23, 2020


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  • Good News

    Book by Laurence Schwab and B. G. DeSylva
    Lyrics by B. G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
    Music by Ray Henderson

    Directed and Choreographed by Bethany Christine Elkin
    Music Direction by Justin S. Fischer

    Good News takes place at Tait College, a co-educational school during the 1920s. The students are busy preparing for the big game day festivities while navigating the social pressures and excitements that college life entices. As we enter the twenties a century later, there is unique opportunity to address and explore the very issues students are facing as young, collegiate adults in 2020. What a wonderful gift to revisit the roaring twenties of the past as we charge into the twenties of today, roaring!

    Performance Location: Theresa Lang Theatre

    Production Dates:

    March 12-14 at 8:00 pm

    March 14-15 at 2:00 pm


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  • Grease

    Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

    Directed by Ray DeMattis
    Music Direction by Sean Patrick Cameron

    Performed at the York Theatre - 619 Lexington Ave. (at E 54th Street)

    Grease, the Rock n’ Roll musical of American teenagers in the 1950’s, has become as much a part of the American Musical vernacular as Oklahoma! or South Pacific, with a multitude of productions since it’s premiere in 1972! Now it’s our turn to bring the story of Danny, Sandy, The Burger Palace Boys, and The Pink Ladies back to life in it’s original Broadway version! So put on your Poodle Skirts and Saddle Shoes or your Black Leather Jackets and Blue Suede Shoes and rock out to the original Grease!

    Performance Location: York Theatre Company

    Production Dates:

    March 25-28 at 8:00 pm

    March 28 at 2:00 pm


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  • An Ideal Husband

    By Oscar Wilde

    Directed by Roger Danforth

    Every era has its political scandals – in the era of Trump, our time is right now. What can 2020 Americans learn from a play written in 1895? In Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, we examine a political scandal through Victorian era eyes, but the central issue is as current as today’s broadcast on CNN. A revered politician hides a scandalous secret. His ideal life is built upon fraud and corruption. Will he avoid exposure, or admit the principles he espouses publicly are a lie? How does a crime committed in his youth – a secret which exposes him to blackmail – force him to make a reckoning with his past? What unprincipled compromises will he make to save himself? And what is the cost to his wife when she is implicated in this fraudulent life? Will he betray his friends? his country? himself? “Sooner or later,” Wilde notes, “we shall all have to pay for what we do, but no one should be entirely judged by their past.”

    Performance Location: Theresa Lang Theatre

    Production Dates:

    April 16-18 at 8:00 pm

    April 18-19 at 2:00 pm


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