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Directed by Deby Xiadani // Written by Elise Wien
Third Night is not only a play, but an interactive experience of Jewish ritual. Set in 1869, South Carolina, immediately after the Civil War, this humorous, fantastical, yet dark play juxtaposes the freedom of Israelites with the freedom of slaves over the "third night" of Passover dinner.
(Featured left to right: Julia Dressel, Maggie Baird // Photo Credit: Jason Merwin)
Two mothers reciting the blessing over the candles during Passover Seder ritual.
(Featured at table: Sophia Kinne, Casey Hunter / Middle: Avery Feingold, Zachary Cooper / Top: Samantha West, Bukiwe Sihlongonyane // Photo Credit: Jason Merwin)
Directed by Deby Xiadani // Written by Jessica Swale
A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage.
1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a 'blue stocking' - an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and unmarriageable.
(Featured left to right: Rachel Decker-Sadowski, Stephanie Abbott-Grobicki // Photo Credit: Rob Strong)
The men from the University of Cambridge just twenty miles from Girton College (the first women's university college) playing a drinking game.
(Featured left to right: Jacob Casale, Robert Cueva, Alec Marchuk, Chris Gallerani, Drew Zwetchkenbaum // Photo Credit: Rob Strong)
Directed by Deby Xiadani // Written by Martin McDonagh
The Pillowman, is the viciously funny and seriously disturbing tale of a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders occurring in his town.
(Featured left to right: Jake Gaba, Reed Latrowski, Ben Edlin // Photo Credit: Rob Strong)
The shadows bring Katurian's gruesome stories to life as he reads one of his favorites to the audience.
(Featuring: Ben Edlin // Photo Credit: Rob Strong // Set Design: Cristy Altamirano)
Katurian reading his story, "The Little Jesus Girl."
(Featured: Ben Edlin, Emily Leach // Photo Credit: Rob Strong)