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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: http://www.strikingly.com/amidsummernightsdream


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 lpacevents@swarthmore.edu.

2013 Production Ensemble presents Chekhov’s THREE SISTERS

THREE SISTERS posterPaul Schmidt’s accurate translation of Chekhov’s THREE SISTERS, rescues a sense of humor often lost in many academic renditions while balancing a respect for the historical context and original social climate of the play.

Richard Hamburger’s modern take on this popular classic brings a new twist to this story about the decline of the privileged class in tumultuous turn of the century Russia. The play’s action brings alive the intimate details and aspirations of a cultured family of three sisters and one brother who move from urban Moscow to a small provincial town and search for meaning in modernity as they struggle with their isolated existence. The meaning of life, of course, never presents itself, and the symbolic representation of their happiness, Moscow, never materializes. Directed by Richard Hamburger with Aaron Matis, Michaela Shuchman, Casey Ferrara, Mark Levine-Weinberg, Madeline Charne, Nathan Siegel, Stefan Tuomanen-Masure, Allison Hrabar, Michelle Johnson, Jack Sailer, Joshua Peck, Isabel Knight, Anushka Mehta, and Tyler Elliott. Set by Matt Saunders, Lighting by James R. Murphy, Sound by Liz Atkinson, and Costumes by Laila Swanson.

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) grew up in a provincial area of Ukraine Russia and went on to study and practice medicine in Moscow. He began his career as a writer with short and humorous sketches in the Moscow newspaper and in the 1880s became known for his short stories. His first play, The Seagull, was produced at the Moscow Art Theater in 1896 and he went on to much success with Uncle Vanya (1899), Three Sisters (1901) and finally, The Cherry Orchard (1904). He died of tuberculosis at age forty-four.

LPAC Mainstage (Pearson-Hall Theatre)
April 5th at 8PM
April 6th at 2PM and 8PM
April 7th at 2PM

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.

Production Ensemble 2012 Auditions!



A grotesque and paranoiac fairytale from 1938.


Director/Professor: K. Elizabeth Stevens

No need to prepare anything for the audition. You will be given scenes to read.

* Auditions are open to all students that have taken Acting I (THEA 002A).

* Participation in THEA 022 fulfills a requirement for all Theater majors and minors.

* Students that have previously done Production Ensemble may audition and be cast again for academic credit, registering for THEA 042 or THEA 06.

* Copies of the script for the production will be made available through the Theater Department Office (13 LPAC) starting Monday, October 31st.


Production Ensemble rehearses weekly on the following schedule:

Mondays 4:00-7:00 pm

Wednesdays 4:00-10:00 pm

Sundays: 12 noon-6:00 pm

No student will be called to rehearsal for more than 12 hours in a given week. Some students may be called for only 6. It is okay to have a conflict with one of the rehearsal times.

This schedule will be expanded for tech/dress rehearsals and performances March 18, 2011. Performances will take place the weekend of March 23-26. Other than for a post-mortem meeting for the students and faculty involved, the work for the production will be finished by March 26. The production team includes Matthew Saunders as Set Designer, Laila Swanson as Costume Designer, Jim Murphy as Lighting Designer, and Mike Kiley as Sound Designer.
Questions: contact K. Elizabeth Stevens (esteven1@swarthmore.edu, 610-690-6889)