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Up Next, Season 2015-16

The Threepenny Opera

Libretto by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
November 5-8, 2015
Alvina Krause Theatre
“A shabby figure comes onstage with a barrel organ and launches into a song chronicling the crimes of the notorious bandit and womanizer Macheath, "Mack the Knife," who marries the innocent and virginal Polly Peachum. This displeases her father, who controls the beggars of London, and so he endeavours to have Macheath hanged! His attempts are hindered by the fact that the Chief of Police, Tiger Brown, is Macheath's old army comrade. Still, Peachum exerts his influence and eventually gets Macheath arrested and sentenced to hang. Macheath escapes this fate via a deus ex machina moment before the execution when, in an unrestrained parody of a happy ending, a messenger from the Queen arrives to pardon Macheath and grant him the title of Baron.” (Samuel French, Inc.)

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

by Jennifer Haley
February 24-25, 2016
Alvina Krause Theatre
“In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.” (Samuel French, Inc.)

Independent Student Projects

March 2016
Artists & Location TBA

There are more creative cooks in the kitchen this spring when student-driven projects take center stage.

6th Annual Ensemble/Repertory Dance Minor Concert

Choreographers & Location TBA
April 2016

Covering a vast array of dance styles, this exciting concert features a blend of student, faculty and staff talents, alongside varied guest artist designers. From political and social commentary, to dance for the sake of entertainment, this concert works to leave the audience with a piggy bank full of powerful imagery, and unforgettable moments connecting energy, music, expression, and visual meaning.

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2014 - 2015 Season

Roadkill Confidential

by Sheila Callaghan
A staged reading in the Theatre Lab directed by Julie Petry
September 19 & 20, 2014

"A possibly rogue g-man stalks a stalled-out artist with a suspicious affinity for accident victims. Traps are set, traps are sprung, and everyone gets caught.  Roadkill Confidential tackles, with style, humor and high theatricality, mediated violence and the numbness it produces, and, whether in art or in global politics, the ends can justify the means." (Samuel French, Inc.)

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare
A BU Players production in the AKT directed by David A. Miller
November 5-9, 2014

Macbeth, returning triumphant from battle, is confronted by three mysterious witches who prophesy that he will become king. Things just get more complicated from there.

Directing Projects: 10-Minute & One Act Plays

December 2014
A production of plays selected and directed by Student Directors in the Theatre Lab

The Nosemaker's Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon

by Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert
A BU Players production in the AKT
directed by David A. Miller

February 25-March 1, 2015

“A father weaves a magic tale for his daughter to justify his unlicensed plastic surgery practice, tracing the origins of cosmetic surgery to craftsman in medieval Europe. The hero of this tale is Gavin, a young orphan rescued from a dismal existence in the Ivanhoe Workhouse for Criminally Impoverished Boys when he is apprenticed with the local Nosemaker, and who eventually becomes one of the finest surgeons in Vienna, cradle of quack medicine."

"Hilarious, subversive, quasi-historical, and thoroughly debauched...a fated collaboration between two innovative (and troubling) writers.” (Samuel French, Inc.)

An Evening of Original 10-Minute Plays

A concert reading of 5 original 10-minute plays written and directed by students.
April 1, 2, 6, 7
Theatre Lab
The Compliment by Bry Kifolo – Directed Chris Creyer
Legacy by Titus O’Neil – Directed by Bry Kifolo
Pastime by Will Olsen – Directed by Kate Mochnacz
The Opposition by Courtney Dunn – Directed by Titus O’Neil
Dink by Titus O’Neil – Directed by Kate Mochnacz

The 5th Annual Repertory/Ensemble Dance Minor Concert

A production in Mitrani Hall choreographed by Students & Faculty
April 26 & 27, 2015
Covering a vast array of dance styles, this exciting concert features a blend of student, faculty and staff talents, alongside varied guest artist designers. From political and social commentary, to dance for the sake of entertainment, this concert works to leave the audience with a piggy bank full of powerful imagery, and unforgettable moments connecting energy, music, expression, and visual meaning.

Audition Information

For audition information for all plays, visit the Auditions page.
For information about joining the dance program, visit the Dance Minor page.