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Shakespeare Performance Troupe to Present Henry IV on Dec. 6 and 7

Posted November 21, 2013
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The Shakespeare Performance Troupe will present the Bard’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, in Thomas Great Hall on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. This is the group’s second production of the semester following Julius Caesar in early November. Henry IV is directed by Rebecca Cook ’15. The Shakespeare Performance […]

Greasepaint Performs “Sweeney Todd” on May 4, 5, and 6 at Goodhart Teaching Theater

Posted April 26, 2012
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Greasepaint, the student-run Bi-College musical theater company, will perform Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” in the Goodhart Teaching Theater on May 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Sweeney Todd is a 1979 musical thriller set in 19th century London and tells the story of […]

May Day 2012 Scheduled for Sunday, April 29

Posted April 20, 2012
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As finals week approaches and Bryn Mawr students bear down on exams and papers, the College’s traditional May Day celebration urges emergence from the library stacks and the lifting of noses from grindstones with a daylong moratorium on academic activity. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday following […]

Students Shine In Shakespeare Performance Troupe: Othello and Pygmalion Staged This Week and Next

Posted April 12, 2012
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The Shakespeare Performance Troupe will present a double feature this weekend as they perform Shakespeare’s Othello and George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Othello will be performed in matinees for two weekends at 1 p.m. in Taft Garden on April 14, 15, 20, and 21. The performances of Pygmalion will  be at 7:30 p.m. in Rhoads Hall […]

Tim Miller Residency to Include Two Public Performances

Posted April 12, 2012
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Celebrated performance artist Tim Miller, whose creative work as a performer and writer explores the artistic, spiritual and political topography of his identity as a gay man, will begin a weeklong residency at Bryn Mawr on Monday, April 16, to lead a performance workshop. Two public events—a public lecture and performance by Miller himself as […]

Photo Slideshow: Drama Among the Stacks in Bi-Co Theater’s Production of Gertrude Stein Play

Posted December 1, 2011
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If you think of Bryn Mawrters as a bookish lot, these photos of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program’s November  production of Gertrude Stein’s experimental play Listen to Me are unlikely to challenge your stereotype. Directed by Theater Program Director Mark Lord, fifteen student actors cavorted, orated and philosophized through Maiko Matsushima’s ingeniously designed set, which […]

Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Presents Gertrude Stein’s “Listen to Me”

Posted November 10, 2011
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The Theater Program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges will present Gertrude Stein’s “Listen to Me” as directed by Mark Lord and designed by Maiko Matsushime Nov. 11-13 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. Audience members are urged to wear comfortable shoes, expect the unexpected and to make reservations in advance by emailing reservations@brynmawr.edu or calling (610) […]

May Day 2011 Scheduled for May 1

Posted April 22, 2011
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One day a year, Bryn Mawrters are urged to cease working hard and begin hardly working: at the College’s annual May Day celebration students eschew books and papers, even in the face of approaching finals week, to frolic on the grass. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday […]

Bi-Co Student Theater Festival

Posted April 6, 2011

The “sometimes-annual” Student Bi-Co Theater Festival will take place April 7, 8, 9 and April 14, 15, 16. This season’s festival features a scintillating array of plays, readings, film screenings, workshops, stand-up comedy and more. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office for the Arts at (610) […]

Alice Underground Visits 1960s Wonderland in Grown-Up Version of Classic Tale

Posted November 9, 2010
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In Alice Underground, the Theater Program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges presents a new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s books. The 1960s avant-garde art and music scene in New York City is the landscape Alice must attempt to navigate in this gritty, grown-up vision of a Wonderland saturated with music and populated by storybook characters as well […]

Family Weekend Celebrates Bryn Mawr’s 125th, Athletic Association’s 120th

Posted November 3, 2010

From Friday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 7, Bryn Mawr will host almost 525 members of students’ families at Family Weekend 2010. The three-day event will feature activities all over campus led by faculty, staff, and students. The visitors will attend lectures by faculty and staff, receive tours of the campus and of Philadelphia, and […]

Charlotte Ford ’02 Brings the Absurdist Comedy Chicken To Bryn Mawr’s Performing Arts Series

Posted September 23, 2010
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Fresh off a sold-out run at The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Charlotte Ford brings Chicken, an expressionistic clown play that magnifies our most intimate fears into coliseum-sized spectacles, to Bryn Mawr’s Hepburn Theater in historic Goodhart Hall on Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2. Both shows start at 8 p.m. as part of the […]

Grand May Day Scheduled for May 2

Posted April 23, 2010
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This year’s May Day celebration will occur on Sunday, May 2. All of the day’s events are free, and most are open to the general public … Read more»

To Inaugurate a Reconceived Goodhart, Bi-College Theater Production Probes Language, Space

Posted November 11, 2009
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As Mark Lord planned the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program’s 2009 fall production, he took into account a factor he hadn’t needed to consider in previous years: a beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art theater facility. Goodhart Theater, dedicated in 1928, has always been a stunningly beautiful building, said Lord. Now it is also a great working theater, capable of transforming space in myriad ways. But Lord has chosen to inaugurate Goodhart’s new teaching theater with a text that resolutely resists the illusion of transformation. Read more»