Crumbling Homes Amidst a Crumbling America

Crumbling Homes Amidst a Crumbling America

Middle class paranoia sits squarely at the center of Lisa D’Amour’s 2012 play Detroit, directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Virginia Anderson over the recent Fall Weekend. The show, set in the suburbs of an American city in the present day, explores the changing landscape of American life through two couples. Couple A: A somewhat-neurotic alcoholic […]

Othello: The Remix in London

Readers will remember the Q Brothers from last fall’s smash hit, I <3 Juliet, written and directed while the Q Brothers were in residency at Connecticut College. A Chicago-based theater group, the Q Brothers have carved out their own theatrical niche by combining the plays of William Shakespeare with the music and lyricism of modern […]

“Into the Woods” Soars at Conn College

Many a story begins with the magic words “Once upon a time…” This seemingly mundane phrase finds new life onstage in Into the Woods, which played at Tansill Theatre this past weekend. This now-classic Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine collaboration has seen many productions, both regional and professional, in the last decade, leading to what […]

What Happens After “Happily Ever After”

Ever wondered what happens after “happily ever after”? Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods has the answers. This month, the Theater Department at Connecticut College will stage an ambitious new production of Into the Woods, under the guidance of guest director Jimmy Maize. Maize has long wanted to direct a Sondheim musical, citing […]

Professor Profile: David Jaffe

Professor David Jaffe is no stranger to New London. As a member of the class of 1977, Professor Jaffe spent considerable time both on Conn’s campus and in New London. In 1989, after graduate study and extended theatrical experience, he returned to the New London area, which has served, as Professor Jaffe puts it, as […]

Coming Attractions: Dead Man’s Cell Phone

The Connecticut College Theater Department made a splash this fall with two incredibly successful theatrical productions. The spring shows look posed to continue that streak of success, beginning with this weekend’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone. The show offers a unique theatrical experience, heightened by offbeat comedy, that explores death and the […]