The Velveteen Rabbit
Written by Margery Williams | Adapted and Directed by Norm Jones
A stuffed animal doesn't stand a chance against electronic games and modern technology. But this classic children's story reminds us that "being real" is what it's all about, imperfections and all. It can be a costly venture—but it's a price worth paying!
Free Admission but Reservations Required
More information on capacity, social distancing guidlines at gordon.edu/velveteenrabbit
August 26 - August 29 | 7:00pm and 4:00pm
Outdoor Performances at Ferrin Field
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Fall Repertory Productions
White Guy on the Bus
By Bruce Graham
Directed by Jeff Miller
October 14–31, 2020
A Doll's House, Part 2
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Jeff Miller
October 17–31, 2020
This fall, we are planning something exciting and new and at the same time, something that is nearly as old as theatre itself.
We will produce two plays in repertory. The first show will open on Wednesday, October 14; the second will open the Saturday immediately following, October 17. Performances will then alternate Wednesday through Saturday through October 31.
One of the most inherently valuable features of theatre – of storytelling, in general – is the opportunity it offers to explore messy human issues in a safe space. This has been true since the Greeks gave us the Oresteia Trilogy, Oedipus and Medea.
Theatre sparks meaningful dialogue about important issues and questions, allows us to wrestle with their complexity with relatively low stakes. Questions may remain, but the audience and production team safely return to their homes after the performances with the added potential of effecting change.
The productions we have chosen for this fall are those kinds of plays. One takes us on an uncomfortable, tragic and ultimately unsettling journey into very pressing issues of racism and privilege. The other gives us a darkly comic take on love, marriage and their tenuous modern subsistence through an imagined sequel to the pivotal Ibsen drama, A Doll’s House.
Both are designed to provoke difficult conversations.
Nobody begins his or her day looking for these but we ignore them at our peril. If we are honest, we know we grow from them. And they certainly have a place in a Christian liberal arts college – no, they are imperative at a Christian liberal arts college!
The pandemic restrictions make difficult conversations more challenging. But it is our hope you will try. Maybe watch White Guy On The Bus with a mixed race group and find out what issues hit home for everyone. Take in A Doll’s House, Part 2, with both men and women present and listen to what each takes away.
These plays offer no easy solutions but they give us a chance to see ourselves, consider complex issues and begin – or continue – important, difficult conversations.
Fall Shorts: An Evening of 10-Minute Plays
Directed by Juniors and Seniors in the Fall Directing Class.
Directors: Maeve Brooks, Brittany Cardoza, Sofia Jeanes, Maggie Martin, Julia Murphy, Beverly Olson and Olyvia Shaw
Performance Dates (Live Stream Only):
November 17-19, 2020 | 7:00pm
Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Norm Jones
"Truth is truth To the end of reckoning."
Duke Vincentio of Vienna, has decided to take a break from ruling, he appoints Angelo, a strict judge to rule in his absence with instructions to enforce discipline as he sees fit.
March 19–27, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
March 20 & 27, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. Matinees
General Admission: $12
Livestream Only performances. Patrons will receive an email with a link to the livestream 24 hours before their purchased performance.
Questions? Please email [email protected]
Presented by the Class of 2021
A variety of showcases produced, directed, and performed by the 2021 Gordon College Theatre Majors. Past showcases have included one-act plays, musicals, new works, short films, technical designs, research presentations and more.
April 30 - May 8, 2021 | 7:00pm