Monthly Archives: February 2012

Join Production Ensemble 2012 for a romp with IVONA, PRINCESS OF BURGUNDIA!

Join the Production Ensemble 2012 in a romp with Witold Gombrowicz’ IVONA, PRINCESS OF BURGUNDIA. The play is a dark, grotesque and very funny fairy tale about a kingdom that is reduced to absurdity by a passive, unappealing heroine. The appalling Ivona manages to expose everyone’s most shameful secrets without doing a thing.

Written in 1938 by renowned Polish playwright, author and philosopher Witold Gombrowicz, the play is a classic of the Polish repertoire. Directed by Elizabeth Stevens with Set Design by Matt Saunders, Costume Design by Laila Swanson, Sound Design by Michael Kiley, and Lighting Design by James P. Murphy.

Shows are Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 4:30PM and 9PM, Saturday, March 24th at 2PM and 8PM, and Sunday, March 25th at 2PM.

The 2012 Production Ensemble is:
Alejandro Bellon, Madeline Charne, Amelia Dornbush, Michael Edmiston, Hannah Hammel, Alexandra Isdebski, Hannah Kosman, Jeannette Leopold, Josh McLucas, Sebastián Bravo Montenegro, Sophia Naylor, Sasha Rojarin, Patrick Ross, Anna Russell, Nina Šerbedzija, & Glenn Stott.

Reviews for HOUSE OF WIDOWS (Lori Barkin’s Honors Thesis)

Lori Barkin’s Honor Thesis, THE HOUSE OF WIDOWS, as reviewed by Swarthmore’s Daily Gazette and the Phoenix.  Photos by Elena Ruyter ’14.


Auditions for Directing II Night of Scenes!

The Department of Theater Announces Auditions for


The Directing II Night of Scenes—Exact Plays still TBA

Performances Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29, Frear Ensemble Theatre

Directors: Sebastián Bravo ’13, Regina Noto ’12, & Meryl Sands ‘13

Directing II Faculty: Allen Kuharski

Auditions will be held in 301 LPAC on Sunday, Feb. 12th from 7:30-9:00 pm. Please come prepared with a monologue (or a non-text-based movement, physical theater piece). Sign up for a 10-minute time slot on the Theater Department bulletin board outside of LPAC 113.

Farce projects will rehearse a scripted farce scene of 20-30 minutes in length.

Untitled Work-In-Progress will create a devised piece of 20-30 minutes in length.

Rehearsal Commitment: six hours/week starting the week of Feb.27 (exact schedule TBA based on the cast members’ schedules) through the performance dates of Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29 (no rehearsals over Spring Break, of course…)

Theater 002C credit is available to those cast that are in or have taken Acting I (THEA 002A).

For more information please email Allen Kuharski at akuhars1.

The Theater Department presents Lori Barkin 12 in THE HOUSE OF WIDOWS

Join us for the Lori Barkin’s Honors Thesis in Solo Performance on Friday February 17th at 7PM & 10PM, Saturday February 18th at 4PM, and Sunday February 19th at 7PM in the Frear Ensemble Theatre.  Ms. Barkin will present a humorous escapade into the life (and death) of Dr. Enerio José López Pardo as told by his closest female relatives.