2010-2011 Events

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Aniruddha Knight, a ninth-generation performer of bharata natyam, one of South India's best-known performing arts, will present a lecture/demonstration and concert at the Studzinski Recital Hall. Event is sponsored by Bowdoin's department of Music, and co-sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance. Studzinski Theater.

Saturday, September 25

8:00 pm  Andrew Schneider.  A Colby-Bates-Bowdoin workshop in theater. Wish Theater. Limited seating.

Thursday-Saturday, October 21-22

7:30 pm Closer by Patrick Marber. An independent study directed by Tiffany Maltos '11 and produced by Masque and Gown. In Closer, Patrick Marber has created a brilliant exploration into the brutal anatomy of modern romance, where a quartet of strangers meet, fall in love, and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal. Closer has been hailed as one of the best plays of the nineties, and as the London Observer noted, it "has wired itself into the cultural vocabulary in a way that few plays have ever done."  For mature audiences.

TICKETS: $1 with Bowdoin I.D. / $3 general admission, available at the Smith Union information desk, and immediately before the show at the Pickard/Wish box office. Tickets available begining October 13.  WISH Theater, limited seating.

Thursday-Saturday, November 4-6

8:00 pm  A Little Night Music. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Directed by Davis Robinson, musical orchestration by Delmar Small.

An elegant musical in three-four time, A Little Night Music was one of the brightest entries in Broadway’s 1973-74 season, a dazzling tour de force, ambitiously conceived and masterfully executed. Suggested by Ingmar Bergman’s 1955 stylish comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, it delved into the tangled affairs of a middle-age lawyer, recently married to a volatile young woman half his age, and the actress with whom he once had a fling. The musical includes the popular song "Send in the Clowns". A Little Night Music opened in February, 1973, and was immediately hailed as one of the most brilliant works ever created by Stephen Sondheim.

TICKETS: Free admission. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk (207-725-3375), and immediately before the show at the Pickard/Wish box office. Free tickets for members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends, available at the McLelland Building (207-725-3253). Tickets available begining October 6. NOTE: Due to limited seating, TICKETS EXPIRE 15 minutes before showtime. PICKARD Theater, Memorial Hall.

Friday-Saturday, November 19-20

American Buffalo by David Mamet. An independent study in theater by Sam Plattus '10. Funded in part by the Rutan Fund for the Performing Arts.

7:00 pm Fri, Sat Nov 19-20
2:00 & 7:00 pm showings Sat Nov 20

Mamet's 1975 drama "American Buffalo," about a trio of petty thugs in a junk shop who plot to rip off a rare-coin collector, is still regarded as one of his best plays. These losers might be moral and intellectual midgets and their language might flow like an accidental rhapsody of four-letter words, but they're also making inarticulate gestures toward issues of loyalty and even compassion: honor among thieves.

TICKETS: Free admission. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk (207-725-3375), and immediately before the show at the Pickard/Wish box office. Free tickets for members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends, available at the McLelland Building (207-725-3253). Tickets available Oct 27. NOTE: Due to limited seating, TICKETS EXPIRE 15 minutes before showtime. PICKARD Theater, Memorial Hall.

Thursday-Saturday, December 2-4

December Dance Concert
7:00 pm Thurs-Fri, Dec 2-3
7:00 & 9:00 pm showings Sat Dec 4

The annual December Dance Concert will feature an energetic mix of dance from modern and ballet classes.

TICKETS: Free admission. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk (207-725-3375), and immediately before the show at the Pickard/Wish box office. Free tickets for members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends, available at the McLelland Building (207-725-3253). Tickets available beginning Oct 29. NOTE: Due to limited seating, TICKETS EXPIRE 15 minutes before showtime. WISH Theater, Memorial Hall.

Thursday-Saturday, February 24-26

Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Roger Bechtel.

8:00 pm Thurs-Fri, Feb 24-25
2:00 & 8:00 pm showings Sat Feb 26
(Details forthcoming.)

TICKETS: Free admission. Tickets available at the Smith Union information desk (207-725-3375), and immediately before the show at the Pickard/Wish box office. Free tickets for members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends, available at the McLelland Building (207-725-3253). Tickets available (date TBA). NOTE: Due to limited seating, TICKETS EXPIRE 15 minutes before showtime. WISH Theater, Memorial Hall.

Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5

7:00 pm Spring Masque & Gown Production. (Details forthcoming.)

7:30 pm A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard. Directed by Sam Fitchner '14  and produced by Masque and Gown.
(TICKET information forthcoming.) Pickard Theater.

Saturday-Saturday, April 9-16   

Gala Festival:

dance40@bowdoin
celebrating Bowdoin dance  1971-2011

Larry Keigwin + Company, Troika Ranch, Claudia LaRocco, Bowdoin dance Alumni, Spring Dance, and more!

SCHEDULE


(There will be NO performance of Museum Pieces this year.)


Other arts events:

Bowdoin Art Museum * Music * Visual Arts *

For ticket information call (207) 725-3375.

Note: The Maine State Music Theatre is separate from the Department of Theater & Dance. For information on their summer performances, please visit the Maine State Music Theatre website or call (207) 725-8769.  During the school year, the offices of the Maine State Music Theatre are located at 21 Elm St, near Hannaford grocery store.