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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:

  • 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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  • 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 at 2:30 pm


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  • Harold Prince Tribute

    Frederick Loewe Foundation Musical Theatre Reading
    Harold Prince Tribute

    Harold Smith Prince (January 30, 1928-July 31, 2019), commonly known as “Hal Prince,” was an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century. He was a friend to Marymount Manhattan College, and over the past 30 years, attended performances, participated in interviews (notably with Stephen Sondheim) and answered questions from students. Damon Evans (director) and William Foster McDaniel (musical director) have created a musical a revue of songs from musicals that Harold S. Prince produced or directed which feature “legit” singing with a company of MMC Musical Theatre students. This offering is made possible by the Frederick Loewe Foundation.

    Performance Location: Theresa Lang Theatre

    Production Dates:

    February 1 at 7:30PM, and February 2 at 2:00 and 7:30PM

    This event is general admission. All seats are free and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. NO TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.


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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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