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Senior Thesis Production: The Exception and the Rule

Exception and the Rule screen capture
Bertolt Brecht
translated by:
Eric Bentley

Directed by James Noonan

In a race to find oil across a dangerous desert our characters challenge the theatrical form, taking Brechtian theatre into the virtual space! Check out a live, Zoom performance of The Exception and The Rule by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Eric Bentley, as part of James Noonan’s thesis project. 

Friday, February 26 at 7pm EST*
Saturday, February 27 at 7pm EST

*Missing the chance to mingle at the stage door? Following the first performance, the audience is invited to remain in Zoom for a short post-show, cameras-optional call with the cast and crew.

 The Exception and the Rule (Bentley) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


Merchant … Melissa Amilani
Porter/Porter’s Widow … Avery Breyne-Cartwright
Guide … Becca Smith
Judge/Innkeeper/Leader/Police Officer … Lisa Panzer

Creative Team

Director … James Noonan
Stage Manager/Music Director … Melannie Jay
Production Manager/Technical Director … Cat Johnson
Director Mentor … David O’Connor