Theatre | Albright College



Spring 2022

“Bortle 8″ written by Chris Davis ’04, performed by Keith Connellan


Fri., Jan, 28, 8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Philadelphia resident and Albright graduate Chris Davis ’04 has achieved critical success as an actor and playwright for his one-man, touring shows, including: “One-Man Nutcracker,” “The Last Emperor of Mexico, One-Man Apocalypse Now,” “Juan-Winfield,” “Drunk Lion,” “Violence of the Lambs,” and “Bortle 8,” which Davis will make its Berks County debut featuring actor Keith Connellan. A search for darkness in an age of artificial light, “Bortle 8” goes from the depths of the ocean to the reaches of the galaxy in hopes of finding the last untouched place on Earth. Consumed with his failed relationships and an unshakable need to find total darkness, our hero begins his journey to find a place where you can see all the stars, and in the process, discovers his own personal light and true darkness within. Join us for this free performance and support Albright’s theatre program with a goodwill offering.

10th Annual Albright Improv Festival Showcase *

Sat., Feb. 5, Wachovia Theatre, FREE Event

Join us for a showcase presentation of Albright’s improvisational comedy troupes with guest appearances by alumni along with troupes and individuals from around the region. Headlined by _______________. #AIF22

“Iphigenia and Other Daughters” adapted by Ellen McLaughlin, directed by Makenzie Mettler ’22 * EE

Thur.-Sat., Feb. 24-26, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 27, 2 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Devised from Euripides and Sophocles, Ellen McLaughlin’s compelling trilogy of plays about the House of Atreus offers a modern take of the children of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, who are victims and players in this this classic Greek tragedy. Join us as our multi-talented senior, Mackenzie Metter ’22, makes her directorial premiere for this modern retelling of the fall of the House of Atreus.

“The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow” by Rolin Jones, directed by Julia Matthews * EE

Thur.-Sat., April 21–23, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 24, 2 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Jennifer is just an average girl who reengineers obsolete missile components in her bedroom. When she decides to meet her birth mother in China, she uses her technological genius to devise a new form of human contact. Rolin Jones’ irreverent “techno-comedy chronicles one brilliant woman’s quest to determine her heritage and face her fears with the help of a Mormon missionary, a pizza delivery guy, and her astounding creation called Jenny Chow.