Monthly Archives: November 2013

Senior Company 2014 presents AMERICAMISFIT

Americamisfit by Dan DietzThe Senior Company 2014 presents AMERICAMISFIT by Dan Dietz in the LPAC Frear Ensemble Theatre.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 10pm
Friday, December 6th, 2013 7pm
Friday, December 6th, 2013 10pm
Saturday, December 7th, 2013 7pm

It’s the B-side of the American Revolution, the song playing on the other side of the record, while you thought you were listening to what’s on top.

America’s first serial killers, the Harpe Brothers, are fighting a private war in the woods of Tennessee against the doomed democracy of the tyrant George Washington. As Big and Little Harpe, with their murderous and beautiful companions, the Roberts twins, cut a bloody swath across Satan’s hometown of Knoxville, a preacher’s daughter is ready for a little bit more… excitement in her life.

But the record of history is scratched and jumping around and it’s all playing at once, and it’s only held together by the sweet crooning of your host, your MC, a man known only as The Rockabilly Boy, who bears a not-coincidental resemblance to a certain King of rock and roll…

Fast-paced, bloody, scored by a live rockabilly band, Americamisfit is the side of the country you only see out of the corner of your eye. Blink, and it’s gone.

The Senior Company 2014 includes Madeline Charne, Tyler Elliot, Katie Goldman, Allison Hrabar, Mark Levine-Weinberg, Theo Noomah, Anna Russell, Swift Shuker-Haines, and Morgan Williams. With Set Design by Marta Roncada, Costume Design by Tara Webb and Sound Design by Scott Burgess. Music Direction by Ben Diamond and Choreography by Ashley Banks.

OUT AND ABOUT: Murmuration presents Jessie Bear ’09’s MAKESHIFT

If you are out and about in Philly….
Murmuration Theater Company presents MAKESHIFT By Jessie Bear ’09

Murmuration Theater was founded in June of 2013 by a collection of people who identity as actors, playwrights, dramaturgs, designers, and artists. The members of Murmuration Theater began working together in 2010 at Swarthmore College and collaborated on four shows prior to coming together to form Murmuration Theater.

Murmuration Theater Company will premiere their first ever work, Makeshift, upstairs in Plays and Players. A thoughtful and heartfelt new play exploring loss, imagination, and the enduring detritus of our lives, Makeshift is the product of three years of workshops, revisions, and conversation. As directed by M. Craig Getting, Makeshift explores themes of love, loss, connection, and disconnection through both naturalism and magical realism. Makeshift will run for a limited engagement from November 6 – 10.

Featuring Swarthmore College alumni (Nell Bang-Jensen ’11 & Isa St. Clair ’11) and faculty designer, Laila Swanson, this promises to be a great show!

Tickets are available now at
Preview Tickets are $10
All other performances: $15 general admission, $10 Industry/Student/Under 25


The Department of Theater and the Fall 2013 Production Ensemble present a mid-November wander through the woods with this beautiful, wintery version of William Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.AMND Poster

In one night in the magical Athenian forest, lovers, fairies, and theater kids meet, love, dance, and dream together. Join us to watch their revels. Cozy up in a tent with friends, blankets, and twinkling lights, and watch the story unfold under the moon and stars. Directed by K. Elizabeth Stevens with Set Design by Matt Saunders, Costume Design by Laila Swanson, Lighting Design by James Murphy and Sound Design by Scott Burgess.

Where and When:
November 14th and 15th at 8PM
November 16th at 4:30PM and Midnight

Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate attire for indoor/outdoor experience. The audience will gather at the gate to Crum Meadow and walk down into the woods along sparkling paths of moonlight.

A map is available here:


In case of rain, the performances will be held in the Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College Pearson-Hall Theatre. Please check our Facebook page or website for updates about inclement weather.

Free and open to the public without reservation. More info at: 610.690.6889 or