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Center for the Arts at Albright College

 

Contact us:
Center for the Arts: (610) 921-7715
Box Office: (610) 921-7547
boxoffice@albright.edu

Box Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

60 minutes before a Concert Series/
Star Series Performance and 90
minutes before a Domino Production.

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Center for the Arts 

The Domino Players

The Domino Players, Albright College's resident theatre company, is comprised of both students and faculty. The group engages in some of the most stylistic, cutting-edge, avant-garde performances of both contemporary and traditional theatre ever created.  Click here to contact the Domino Players.  To purchase tickets, please call the Albright Theatre Box Office at 610-921-7547.


2016-2017 Season:


* Fee required to attend. Contact the Box Office at 610-921-7547 or visit www.albright.edu/CenterfortheArts
 EE An Experience Event


MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS

DoubtDoubt, a Parable by John Patrick Shanley *EE
Thur.–Sat., Sept. 29–Oct. 1, 8 p.m., & Sun., Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Alexis Jenofsky ’17.

Bronx, NY, 1964. The winds of change are sweeping through St. Nicholas Church School as Father Flynn, a young and charismatic priest, begins advocating progressive reform of the school's strict customs and doctrine, much to the chagrin of Sister Aloysius Beauvier, Saint Nicholas's rigid and self-righteous principal. Looking for wrongdoing in every corner, Sister Aloysius believes she's uncovered the ultimate sin when she hears Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled boy. Without a shred of evidence except her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius begins a crusade to both unearth the truth and expunge Father Flynn from the school, igniting a battle that threatens to tear apart the church and school with devastating consequences. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., Sept. 29, follows show
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Sept. 30, follows performance, Roop Hall

Make Democracy Great Again, or, The Most Important Election of Our Lifetime…That Is Until the Next One by Matt Fotis *EE
Fri.–Sat., Nov. 4–5, 8 p.m., Sun., Nov. 6, 2:30 p.m., & Mon., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

A Domino Players production directed by Matt Fotis. Enjoy this sketch comedy revue that explores the 2016 U.S. presidential election in all of its grandeur, glory and absurdity. It’s not just Trump v. Clinton, American Democracy is on the line. So join us for a trip that promises to be three parts hilarious, two parts poignant, and approximately three-quarters of a part weird. Make Democracy Great Again will bring you back to the halcyon days of your first election…unless this is your first election. Then, it won’t. Democracy!

  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Nov. 4, follows performance, Roop Hall
  • Talkback & Reception, Sat., Nov. 5, follows show
  • Political Science Panel, Mon., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage *EE
Thur.–Sat., Feb. 23–25, 8 p.m., & Sun., Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Julia Matthews. 

In 1905, Esther, an independent but lonely African-American seamstress, earns her living making beautiful corsets for other women. When a Caribbean stranger starts a long-distance correspondence with her, Esther begins dreaming of an intimate life of her own. Against the background of a rapidly changing New York City, Esther and the other migrant characters pull against the social constraints that lace them even more tightly than corset strings. Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage chronicles the hopes and heartbreaks of ordinary people in this haunting drama.

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., Feb. 23, follows show
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Feb. 24, follows Talkback, Roop Hall
  • Panel co-hosted by the local chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), Mon., Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge

The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan *EE
Thur.–Sat., April 27–29, 8 p.m. & Sun., April 30, 1 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players and Music Department co-production directed by Jeffrey Lentz ’85.

Lock up your daughters, the pirates are coming to town! As the curtain rises on this swashbuckling and mellifluous romance, we meet Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and searches for the maiden of his dreams. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters—mayhem ensues. This sparklingly witty operetta on the subject of romance and duty in the age of Queen Victoria makes for a perfect final act to our season.

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., April 27, follows performance
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., April 28, follows performance, Roop Hall

ADDITIONAL THEATRE RELATED EVENTS

24-Hour Theatre Project
Fri.–Sat., Sept. 2–3, Albright Court, performance on Sat., 8 p.m.
Just for students! It’s your chance to get involved and find out how theater works. Visit the Domino Players Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/DPTheaterCompany

Children’s Theatre: Make a Play
Sat.–Sun., Sept. 10–11, 1 p.m., Roop Hall
Join the Children’s Theatre of Albright as we bring your favorite fairy tales to dramatic life. Your little ones can even take the stage and help us create the show. Contact mfotis@albright.edu for more information. 

Soviet Purgatory: Laughter is the Best Medicine
Wed., Sept. 21, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show, part of Wellness Week, Sept. 19-23. 

Soviet Purgatory
Wed., Oct. 19, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show.

10-Minute Play Reading Festival
Sat., Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Roop Hall
The theatre department, in collaboration with Reading Theater Project, offers a 10-Minute Play Reading Festival featuring work by student playwrights.

Film Screening & Shadow Cast *
Fri., Oct. 21, TBD, Albright Court
Just for students, the Domino Players’ annual fund-raiser is always fun and usually includes audience participation. Past year’s screenings have included Mean Girls, Hocus Pocus, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. For details be sure to visit the DP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DPTheaterCompany

Soviet Purgatory: Post American Election Extravaganza
Wed., Nov. 9, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show.

Domino Players Studio: Short Play Festival
Thur., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre 

Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre EE
Mon., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
Join us as students in this semester's theatre department courses showcase their burgeoning talents in the first of two "Fringe Style" performances of monologues, scenes and devised projects.

Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre EE
Wed., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
Join us as students in this semester's theatre department courses showcase their burgeoning talents in the second of two "Fringe Style" performances of monologues, scenes and devised projects. 

Play Reading Workshop
Sat., Jan. 28, 7 p.m., Roop Hall
In collaboration with Reading Theater Project, the theatre department will offer a reading of short plays by students and local playwrights.

5th Annual Albright Improv Festival *EE
Sat., Feb. 4
Improvisational comedy troupes from the area’s regional colleges including West Chester University, Drexel University and the University of Maryland, join Albright groups Soviet Purgatory and Less Than or Equal To, along with additional regional groups and a professional headliner, for a day of laughter and learning.

  • Workshops, noon–4 p.m., Roop Hall, Green Room, Alumni Hall EE
  • Mini-Conference, 4–5:30 p.m., Roop Hall
  • Showcase *, 7 p.m., Roop Hall, $5 

Soviet Purgatory
Wed., March 22, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show.

Roop Hall’s Drag Race
Sat., March 25, 8 p.m., Albright Court
Visit the Domino Players Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/DPTheaterCompany. 

Soviet Purgatory
Wed., April 12, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show. 

Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre EE
Mon., May 1, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Emerging Voices from Domino Players Studio EE
Wed., May 3, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
Domino Players’ Studio hosts the second of two short play festivals featuring original plays and projects that are written, acted, directed, designed and stage-managed by Albright students. 

Beach Party Bonanza VI, Electric Boogaloo V, Dreams Come True IV
Fri., May 5, 6 p.m., CFA Mary Miss Amphitheatre
Less Than or Equal To’s al frecso improv spring finale showcase. 

Children’s Theatre of Albright: Charlie Whit and the Mother’s Day Caper
Sat., May 6, 1 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge
Everyone’s favorite mayor of Reading, Charlie Whit, is faced with solving the city’s latest mystery—The Reading Public Museum has disappeared! Families and kids will enjoy this original piece by the Children’s Theatre of Albright.