Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

FALL 2010

THE PHYSICISTS

By Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Translated by James Kirkup

Einstein. Newton. Möbius. Three men in an insane asylum believe themselves to be three of history's most brilliant scientists. Or is their madness merely a ruse, a means of hiding (or pursuing) a scientific discovery that could lead to inconceivably destructive forces being unleashed upon the world? "Drama," Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt observed, "can dupe the spectator into exposing himself to reality, but [it] cannot compel him to withstand... or even to master it" — a fitting motto for the Barnard College Department of Theatre's 2010-11 season, which aims to "expose" audiences to the intersection of history and politics through the provisional reality of the stage. Dürrenmatt's scalding and farcical parable about the moral dilemma of the modern scientist is an excellent place to begin this yearlong project. Alice Reagan, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, directs.

Thursday, October 21 at 8 PM
Friday, October 22 at 8 PM (with post-show discussion and reception)
Saturday, October 23 at 3 PM & 8 PM

Minor Latham Playhouse, 118 Milbank Hall

 

Silence

By Moira Buffini
Directed by Rob Bundy

Thursday, 12/9 at 8 PM
Friday, 12/10 at 8 PM*
Saturday 12/11 at 2 PM & 8 PM

Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre
The Diana Center, LL200

* Post-show discussion on Friday, 12/10 with Kathryn Kolbert, Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies

 

SPRING 2011

Las Meninas

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Daniela Varon

Thursday 4/21 at 8pm
Friday 4/22 at 8pm
Saturday 4/23 at 2 & 8pm

Minor Latham Playhouse, 118 Milbank Hall