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Honors Directing Thesis: LEX & GOLDALINE: A MIRROR FUGUE IN THREE ACTS (4/11 – 4/13)

LEX&GOLDALINEposter2The Department of Theater at Swarthmore College presents an Honors Directing thesis, LEX & GOLDALINE: A MIRROR FUGUE IN THREE ACTS, conceived and directed by Swift Shuker.

A devised work, LEX & GOLDALINE, is at once a peaceful meditation on home and the creation of families, as well as a disorienting deconstruction of linear space and time. The theater is turned into a house, and each audience member follows one of two corridors into one of two rooms. They watch people live in this house, small and complex moments of love. Sometimes time goes forwards, sometimes backwards. Sometimes, time stops and expands and sings a song. Everyone sees the same show, just not in the same order. Everyone is in the same house, but the house is larger on the inside than on the outside. Throughout this dilation of spacetime, two sisters, Lex and Goldaline, discover sex.

LEX & GOLDALINE is a nonlinear, quiet, and ambitious exploration of intimacy, in its infinite complexity, and the limitless storytelling of the touch of another’s hand.

WHEN: April 11th at 7PM and 9PM
April 12th at 2PM, 7PM and 9PM
April 13th at 1PM and 3PM

Seating will be limited.  First come, first served.

LPAC Frear Ensemble Theater

Honors Directing Thesis EQUIVOCATION (3/21 – 3/23) in the Frear

by Morgan Williams

by Morgan Williams

Remember, remember, the 5th of November

The Gunpowder Treason and plot;

I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason

Should ever be forgot.

History has always been written by the victors. In Equivocation, a play by Bill Cain, this concept is explored to the full when it’s imposed on the world’s most widely-read historian: Shakespeare. Half Shakespearean drama, half Quentin Tarantino historical fiction, Equivocation starts with the premise: what if Shakespeare was contracted to write the official version of the Gunpowder Plot, and what if the Gunpowder Treason was all a government set up?

Directed by Marta Roncada, Equivocation by Bill Cain will be performed in the Frear Ensemble Theatre on Friday, March 21st at 8pm, Saturday March 22nd at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday, March 23rd at 2pm.

Performed by: Simon Bloch,  Casey Ferrara, Cooper Harrington-Fei, Nathan Siegel, Elliot Weiser,  Morgan Williams

Set Design: Robert Klimowski
Costume Design: Rebecca Kanach
Sound Design: Adriano Shaplin
Lighting Design: Amanda Jensen
Dramaturgy: Madeline Charne
Stage Manager: Grant Torre