December 2015 – April 2016
Friday, December 4 • 7:30PM
Saturday, December 5 • 2:00PM
The Stone Age is a devised theatre project with the University of Calcutta, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and International Education and Programs. Directed by Aditya Sengupta with Assistant Directors Kheya Chattopadhyay and Jonel Langenfeld, it is an intercultural production written, produced and cast by visiting scholars from the University of Calcutta, India.
The performance centers around five Asian youth who move to New York City and their struggle to cope with a new culture, social mores, and bullying. When displaced youth turn to drugs and alcohol to deal with their insecurities the group discovers the answers are in self-acceptance, kindness and that everyone faces challenges regardless of skin color or nationality.
The Mouse Trap, written by Agatha Christie and presented by Student Association, Blackfriars & Oswego State Theatre, is a student honors production directed by Anna Richardson. It tells the story of a group of strangers stranded in a lodge during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. Suspects include the newly married couple housekeepers, a spinster with a curious background, an architect, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, who no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed.
A classic “who done it” by one of the world’s most famous mystery writers. Produced under arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
March 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 • 7:30PM
March 13 • 2PM
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green presents his multi-media homage to the visionary architect, engineer and philosopher of sustainability, Buckminster Fuller. Accompanied live on stage by legendary indie band, Yo La Tengo, Green weaves video from Fuller’s extraordinary life into an engaging evening of “live cinema”.
The documentary project premiered at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has played at creative venues and festivals from The Kitchen in New York City to the Barbican in London.
“…a movie being born as you see it and hear it – as alive as music.” Writer, historian & activist Rebecca Solnit
The Pirates of Penzance host a sherry party to celebrate the Frederic’s status of full-blown Pirate King upon his 21st birthday, whereby Frederic abruptly declares his distaste for the pirate’s life and intent to leave. Having spent his youth aboard the ship, Frederic has only laid eyes on his maid, yet now has fallen head over heals for Mabel the songbird daughter of Major General Stanley. A modern score filled with wit and whimsy, this classic by Gilbert and Sullivan is a delightful comedic romp.
Stage Direction by Christopher Carter Sanderson
Music Direction by Todd Graber
April 21, 22, 23, 29 • 7:30PM
May 1 • 2PM