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.
Devious Laughter * EE
Sept. 25-27, 8 p.m.; Sept. 28, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Black-Box format (seating on-stage) production with short plays directed by Julia Matthews, Sarah Crake ’16, Connor Feeney ’16 and Madeline Sedler ’16. Who’s in charge here? Who’s grading the exam? Who’s got the weapons? And who ordered the fish and chips? Join the Domino Players as they explore the sinister comedies of the Theatre of the Absurd. Come again! Each performance will differ slightly as works by Pinter, Ionesco and Beckett will be featured along with original comedy from Albright’s improvisational groups.
- Talkback and Reception, Sept. 25, follows performance
- Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Sept. 26, follows performance, Roop Hall
- Theatre Luncheon, Sept. 28, 1 p.m., CFA Mezzanine, $25, includes lunch/ticket*
Maelstrom, a silent opera by Jeffrey Lentz and Cocol Bernal * EE TAD
Nov. 7-8 and Nov. 13-15, 8 p.m.;
Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
Directed by Jeffrey Lentz ’85 Artist-in-residence, Jeffrey Lentz, and his constant collaborator, Cocol Bernal, are thrilled to premiere the third and final chapter in the award-winning Ubu Saga, a bold and lyrical story of love and redemption told through movement and music alone. In the first installment, Spirale, we were introduced to the adventures of Ubu, an affable king who battled the forces of evil to win the hand of the fair Princess Mira. Last fall, the story continued in Vortex where tragedy struck when the couple found themselves trapped in a lethal love triangle. As the final chapter unfolds, an inexplicable calm pervades the House of Ubu. Queen Mira is dead. The King grieves. Caught in the middle, Princess Charlotte, Mira’s illegitimate child, grows in ignorance of the family secrets that contrive to destroy both her and her father.
- Talkback and Reception, Nov. 7, following performance
- Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Nov. 14, follows performance, Roop Hall*
- Theatre Luncheon, Nov. 16, 1 p.m., CFA Mezzanine, $25, includes lunch/ticket*
The Masque of Beauty and the Beast by Michael Elliot Brill* EE
Feb. 13, 7 p.m.; Feb. 14 and 21, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
Feb. 22, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production in collaboration with Children’s Theatre of Albright, directed by Danny Campos ’05 Based on the legendary story, The Masque of Beauty and the Beast is a fanciful tapestry of theatrical enchantment, retelling the ageless fairy tale for audiences of all ages. Magic is created on all levels in this stunning verse play filled with sprightly dialog, delightful and varied characterizations. This production will be performed in the style of a 16th-century French masque and will feature gorgeous period costumes.
- Talkback and Reception, Feb. 13, follows performance
- Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Feb. 13, follows Talkback, Roop Hall
- Tea Party, Feb. 14, noon-2 p.m., Roop Hall*. Enjoy sweet refreshments, meet the cast, play games, make a valentine and a mask of your own to take with you.
- Theatre Luncheon, Feb. 22, 1 p.m., CFA Mezzanine, $25, includes lunch/ticket*
Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon* EE TAD
April 10-11 and April 16-18, 8 p.m.;
April 19, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Matt Fotis The first play in Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy presents a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middleclass Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and Grandpa the Socialist and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.
- Talkback and Reception, April 10, follows performance
- Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, April 17, follows performance, Roop Hall*
- Theatre Luncheon, April 19, 1 p.m., CFA Mezzanine, $25, includes lunch/ticket*
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