Theater and Dance Season

Admission is free, with a suggested $5 donation, except where noted.

Tickets to all performances are available through the Bates Theater and Dance EventBrite page, linked below. • 207-786-6161





Back to Bates Dance Concert

Saturday, October 6, 12pm
Sunday, October 7, 12pm
-Schaeffer Theater-
Featuring choreography from students and professional artists-in-residence James Graham and Yanira Castro.


By Florence Keith-Roach
Friday, October 12, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 13, 5pm
Sunday, October 14, 2pm & 7:30pm
-Black Box Theater-
In fulfillment of an independent study, Alison Greene ’20 directs this dark two-character comedy about, as the playwright says, “female friendship, fertility, and freaking out.”



Adaptation by Sarah Ruhl

Thursday, November 1, 7:30pm
Friday, November 2, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 3, 5pm
Sunday, November 4, 2pm
Monday, November 5, 7:30pm
-Schaeffer Theater-

When Eurydice dies, the heartbroken Orpheus follows her to Hades and persuades
the powers-that-be to return her to life – on one condition.
The New York Times called Sarah Ruhl’s 2003 adaptation of the myth an “inexpressibly
moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pain of memory.”
Dana Professor of Theater Martin Andrucki directs.

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Dance Thesis
Johanna Hayes ’19

Wednesday, November 14, 7:30pm & 9pm
Thursday, November 15, 7:30pm
-Gannett Theater-

Johanna Hayes presents her senior thesis in Dance.



Plavin Fall Dance Concert
Bates Dance Department
Saturday, December 1, 5pm
Sunday, December 2, 2pm
Monday, December 3, 7:30pm
-Schaeffer Theater-
Featuring work by professional choreographers James Graham, Yanira Castro, and Nora Chipaumire during their residencies this fall, as well as Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Julie Fox.

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Voice and Speech Performance
Students of  Kati Vecsey’s THEA 263 class present the culmination of their semester’s work.




Babylon: Journeys of Refugees
Gannett Theater
Friday, January 11, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Januray 12, 7:30 pm

An original theatrical work by Sandglass theater that mixes live actors and puppets. It is about the relationship between refugees, their homeland, both lost and new, and the conflicts that arise in the countries to which they flee.