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.
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton* EE
Thur.-Sat., Sept. 26-28, 8 p.m., & Sun., Sept. 29, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
a Domino Players production directed by Matt Fotis
After a playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys, the parents of the "victim" invite the parents of the "bully" for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, turning a polite discussion about childrearing into verbal warfare. The results are a razor-sharp, biting comedy where no one can escape the carnage. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award.
- Talkback & Reception – Thur., Sept. 26, follows performance
- Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To – Fri., Sept. 27, follows performance, Roop Hall
- Theatre Luncheon – Sun., Sept. 29, 1 p.m., CFA Mezzanine, $25*
Vortex, a silent opera by Jeffrey Lentz & Cocol Bernal* EE, TAD
Fri.-Sat., Nov. 8-9 & Thur.-Sat., 14-16, 8 p.m., & Sun., Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
a Domino Players production directed by Jeffrey Lentz
In 2003, our award-winning artist-in-residence, Jeffrey Lentz, and his constant collaborator, Cocol Bernal, left audiences thunderstruck by adapting Alfred Jarry’s infamous play, Ubu Roi, into their first truly “original” new work – a bold and lyrical story of love and redemption told through movement and music alone. That play, Spirale, introduced us to the fantastical adventures of young Prince Ubu, an affable heir apparent who battled the forces of evil to win the hand of the fair Princess Mira. Now, ten years later…the story continues. Join us as a new chapter opens in the Ubu saga with an exciting tale on the high seas full of action and adventure, jealousy and betrayal, treason and murder, and true love—all without uttering a single word.
- Talkback & Reception, Fri., Nov. 8, following performance
- Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Nov. 15, follows performance, Roop Hall
- Theatre Luncheon, Sun., Nov. 17, 1 p.m., CFA Mezzanine, $25*
The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute* EE, TAD
Fri.-Sat., Feb. 21-22 & Thur.-Sat., Feb. 27-28, March 1, 8 p.m., & Sun. Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
a Domino Players production directed by Sheldon Carpenter, class of 2014
After meeting in a museum, young art student, Evelyn, and shy, insecure student, Adam, become entangled in a steamy affair. Evelyn decides to give her new boyfriend a makeover, but just how far will she go? Set at a university, LaBute’s modern-day telling of the fall of man isn’t anything less than dangerously seductive and challenges our deeply entrenched ideas about image, identity, loyalty, love and art.
- Talkback & Reception, Fri., Feb. 21, follows performance
- Theatre Luncheon, Feb. 23, 1 p.m., CFA Mezzanine, $25*
- Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Feb. 28, follows performance, Roop Hall
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel* EE
Thur.-Sat., May 1-3, 8 p.m., & Sat.-Sun., May 3-4, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Julia Matthews
Friel’s story centers on five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in the 1930s. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, a celebration of a pagan god of the harvest. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts, in this haunting tribute to the spirit and valor of the past. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.
- Talkback & Reception, Thur., May 1, follows performance
- Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., May 2, follows performance, Roop Hall
- Theatre Luncheon, Sun., May 4, 1 p.m., CFA Mezzanine, $25*
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