“I regard theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
-Oscar Wilde 

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The Department of Theatre Announces its 2017-2018 Season

Fall 2017


Kimberly Akimbo, by David Lindsay-Abaire 

Directed by Thom Delventhal

This is a sweet, hilarious, and harrowing play by one of our modern American masters, David Lindsay-Abaire (Pulitzer Prize and NY Drama Desk Award recipient; Lindsay-Abaire's mentor was Christopher Durang). Kimberly has a rare disease that causes her to age four and a half times as fast as other children. The average life expectancy for those that are afflicted is sixteen. The play opens on the eve of her sixteenth birthday which is, perhaps, the catalyst in her resolving to make a change. Slowly she manifests a plan, with the aid of her new, nerdy, outcast friend to escape her dysfunctional New Jersey family (which includes an alcohol-binging father, hypochondriac mother, and ex-con homeless aunt).

October 11 - 14, 2017
7:30 pm, Maloney Hall 
Black Box Theatre


Welcome to Arroyo’s, by Kristoffer Diaz 

Directed by Azario Mastrangelo

The play tells the story of Alejandro's struggle with the grief of losing his mom. He has shut down his feelings and focuses everything on converting his mom's lower-east side bodega into a bar. He stubbornly insists that if he is persistent he will succeed. His sister Molly handles things differently and exercises with passion and volatility her art, graffiti. Two employees of the lounge, Tripp and Nelson, long to bring their hip-hop gifts to the world and consistently try to convince Alejandro to let them change the character and atmosphere of the bar. This actually forms the frame of the play. Tripp and Nelson sit in a DJ's booth and act as a "Greek" hip-hop chorus to the action. Almost the only customer the bar has is a black cop from Boston named Derek Jeter, who brings a comic, romantic edge to the story when he tries to arrest Molly for vandalism. 

November 29 - December 2, 2017
7:00pm, Maloney Hall
Black Box Theatre


The Fatherless Projects

Written and directed by Laugh Sanchez

The Fatherless Projects is a theater performance that mixes multiple styles of play creation and performance. What started as a written script, throughout the process became work shopped scenes where even the cast developed material for it. The performance you will be seeing is a workshop that attempts to have you reflect on your family, through the experience of someone else's family's journey to the United States. The roots of this show is from a journey involving a student attempting to identify and reconnect with their roots. Be ready to speak to the cast, who are eager to listen to your experiences. The hopes is that these performances help identify where the show can grow and improve for future development. 

November 29 – December 2, 2017
7:00pm, Maloney Hall
Black Box Theatre


Spring 2018

Mother Courage and her Children, by Bertolt Brecht

Translated by Eric Bentley 

Directed by Jan Mason

With a new score composed by CCSU graduate Jeff Boratko

In Bertolt Brecht’s musical masterpiece Mother Courage and her Children, a woman’s endeavor to provide for her family leads her into the very devastation she toils to evade. Brecht’s epic classic challenges the audience to evaluate Courage’s complicity in the system that destroys her; and obligates us to examine our own role in perpetuating society’s ills, inspiring us to make change.

February 28 - March 3, 2018
7:30pm, Maloney Hall
Black Box Theatre




Pippin PosterPippin is a musical with an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Pippin's message is universal and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum.

April 25-28, 2018
7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre Maloney Hall

April 29, 2018
2:00 pm

Black Box Theatre Maloney Hall