Fall Season Underway at Georgetown
With the start of the academic year, the TPST program and co-curricular groups on campus have begun rehearsals for their fall season.
The Theatre and Performance Studies starts their season with a residency by Svanda Theater from the Czech Republic. Svanda Theater brings four plays, performed in Czech (with subtitles) and in English. One student and one alum (Jonathan Compo and Michaela Farrell) worked with them in Prague over the summer, and will be performing in one of the shows.
The Good and the True interweaves the stories of athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda. Both endured the impossible challenges of being born Jewish in 1920s Europe.
Protest/Rest combines work by Václav Havel and Marek Hejduk to expose the power of a society that spies on its citizens and the thin line between acquiescence and culpability.
Pancrac '45 follows five women as the navigate meeting in a cell inside Prague's Pankrác prison. They don't know who is guilty and who isn't - and if they'll ever see the outside world again.
This residency is sponsored by the Czech Embassy and co-hosted in part with The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics.
In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the Black Theatre Ensemble is reproducing their first show, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow if Enuf by Ntozake Shange. The show will run the weekend of November 8-10.
This acclaimed play interweaves seven women’s narratives about oppressions they have faced from being both Black and female. Shaped as a choreopoem, their mosaic of stories unfold through music, dance, and spoken word to provide Black women with the opportunity to reflect on what it truly means to be a woman of color. Although grief is central, the expressive form of this play is a celebration of the triumph and everlasting vitality of the Black woman in spite of adversity.
Children's Theatre will be presenting an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz directed by Amanda Perry. They will perform once on campus and then tour the show to locations throughout the DC area.
nomadictheatre is producing The Language Archive by Julia Cho. The play focuses on George a scholar of languages, whose life is devoted to preserving the dying tongues of distant cultures. But George doesn't have as good on grasp on language closer to home. He cannot keep his life and projects from falling apart. The show will perform October 18-20 and 24-27.
Mask and Bauble's first show of the year is the Donn B. Murphy One Acts Festival, this year featuring Four Lemons and a Funeral by Allison Lane and Hazel and Stanley by Timmy Sutton. The show will perform October 3-7.
As always, the Georgetown Improve Association is hosting a number of improv shows throughout the semester. More information can be found here.