2012 - 2013 Season


spring 2013

Playboy of the Western World production photo

The Playboy of the Western World

Directed By: Marcia Ferguson

Bruce Montgomery Theatre

March 21-24, 2013

On the lam from the law and hoping to find shelter on a dark night, Christy Mahon is a self-confessed, cold-blooded murderer when he stumbles into Michael Flaherty's rural Irish tavern, at the turn of the 20th century. To his surprise, he is embraced by the colorful citizens of the village, including Flaherty's beautiful daughter, Pegeen, and the lusty Widow Quinn. Infamous for his dirty deed, he is just riding the crest of his popularity when the past catches with him, exposing the flip side of his fate, and bringing him face to face with the darkness he had hoped to outrun.

Desdemona production photo

Senior Thesis Production: Desdemona

Bruce Montgomery Theatre

February  22-23, 2013

The Cast for Desdemona:

Desdemona : Catalina Mullis
Emilia: Jeanette Elstein
Bianca: Suzy Kim

Play description (from Dramatist's Play Service):

Having slept with Othello's entire encampment, Desdemona revels in her bawdy tales of conquest. Her foils and rapt listeners are the other integral and re-imagined women of this Shakespeare tragedy: Emilia, Desdemona's servant and the wife of Iago, and Bianca, now a majestic whore of Cyprus. The reluctantly loyal Emilia pesters Desdemona about a military promotion for her husband. Her motive, however, is that he leave her a wealthy widow, preferably sooner than later. Bianca, now a street-wise, yet painfully naive prostitute, visits Desdemona thinking she is a very good friend and fellow hooker (at least one night a week). Bianca thinks the worst when she soon discovers that Desdemona knows intimate details of the life of her lover, Cassio. Though Desdemona has never been intimate with Cassio, her life is soon in danger when her husband, Othello, also suspects her of infidelity.

fall 2012

Iphigenia production photo


Directed By: David O’Connor

Bruce Montgomery Theatre

November 15-17, 2012

Stage Manager: Emily Cutler
Musical Direction/Composition: Pat Lamborn
Lighting Design by Peter Whinnery
Costume Design by Millie Hiibel
Scenic Design by Eric Baratta

THE STORY: In this modern take on the classic tale, King Agamemnon prepares to lead the greatest coalition of armies in the history of the world to retrieve Helen of Troy. But the seas have suddenly calmed in the Bay of Aulis, and Agamemnon becomes determined to fulfill a terrible prophesy—in order for the winds to blow, he must sacrifice his eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Queen Clytemnestra and Iphigenia arrive at the soldiers' camp, lured by the lie that she will be married to the great warrior, Achilles. Unfortunately, this is the first that Achilles has heard of it. He and his comical army of sock puppets, "The Mighty Myrmidons," are getting antsy sitting around waiting for the wind to rise. As the soldiers become more and more restless, it's clear that some action has to be taken or the entire coalition will turn upon itself. To hold on to his power, Agamemnon must make a decision that will echo through the ages, as his daughter's death becomes the catalyst for generations of bloodshed. But then Iphigenia surprises them all with a decision that no one could have guessed. Alternating between bawdy comedy and high drama, this play raises questions about what makes a hero in the modern world and what price must be paid to satisfy a country's lust for revenge.