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.

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September

24 Hour Musical
By The Robinson Players, Bates College’s only student-run theater organization.

Saturday, September 21, 8am-11:30pm
-Schaeffer Theatre-

For more information: www.batesrobplayers.com

October

Back to Bates Dance Concert

Previews of work in progress by Chicago based choreographer Mark Jeffery, Prof. Carol Dilley, and student works.

Saturday, October 5, 12pm
Sunday, October 6, 12pm
-Schaeffer Theatre-

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An Independent Study in Directing:

The Zoo Story
Written by: Edward Albee, Directed by: Nick Longo ’21

Jerry, consumed in loneliness, strikes up a conversation with Peter on a Central Park bench. The conversation does not go well. By one of America’s most compelling playwrights.

Friday, October 25, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 26, 5pm
Sunday, October 27, 2pm
-Black Box Theater-

Love/Sick
By: John Cariani

The book of love gets a hilarious rewrite in Love/Sick, a string of ten short plays combining loss and laughter, set in a comic world where heartbreak is more than a figure of speech. By the author of Almost, Maine. Directed by Dana Prof Martin Andrucki.

Thursday, October 31, 7:30pm
Friday, November 1, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 2, 5pm
Sunday, November 3, 2pm
Monday, November 4, 7:30pm
-Gannett Theater-

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November

Love/Sick
By: John Cariani

The book of love gets a hilarious rewrite in Love/Sick, a string of ten short plays combining loss and laughter, set in a comic world where heartbreak is more than a figure of speech. By the author of Almost, Maine. Directed by Dana Prof Martin Andrucki.

Thursday, October 31, 7:30pm
Friday, November 1, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 2, 5pm
Sunday, November 3, 2pm
Monday, November 4, 7:30pm
-Gannett Theater-

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Dance Thesis

The focus is on student choreography and design work.

Friday, November 8, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 9, 5pm & 7:30pm
-Gannett Theater-

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 dress rehearsal for Back to Bates Dance Concert in Schaeffer Theatre, featuring works by visiting artists, student choreographers and the Student Dance Club. Artistic Director: Julie Fox Lighting Director Michael Ready Technical Director: Justin Morality Costume Design: Carol Farrell _________________ Choreographer: Kimberly Bartosik Performers: Emily Dewey '19, Maya Golden '23, Esme Goldfinger '21, Elisabeth Gwydir '20, Talia Kurlansky '21, Chloe Warsaw '23, Sarah Wood '21, and Ellie Madrid '20.

Marcy Plavin Fall Concert
Bates Dance Department

Featuring works by guest choreographers by Mark Jeffery, Kimberly Bartosik, and Kendra Ross during their residencies this fall, as well as Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Julie Fox and other Bates faculty.

Saturday, November 16, 5pm
Sunday, November 17, 2pm
Monday, November 18, 7:30pm
-Schaeffer Theatre-

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December

Elevator Girl
By: Donna Hoke

Elevator Girl 

By: Donna Hoke

Elevator Girl was never meant to be more than an urban legend, a sexual revenge fantasy/ comic character created by Vanessa and her graphic illustrator boyfriend. But now, a flesh-and-blood Elevator Girl has begun stalking Urbanville, unveiling an uncomfortable intersection between superhero, fantasy, and rape cultures.  Directed by Ellie Yguico ’20.

Content Advisory: This play depicts sexual assault. It contains adult language and sexual situations.

Thursday, December 5, 7:30pm
Friday, December 6, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 7, 5pm
Sunday, December 8, 2pm & 7:30pm
-Gannett Theater-

January

Sankofa

Culminating the college’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students use music, dance, poetry, and prose to survey the vast landscape of the African Diaspora, and their own diverse backgrounds.

Monday, January 20, 7:30pm
-Schaeffer Theatre-

Sangia Asia

Friday, January 31, 7:30pm
-Schaeffer Theatre-

February

The Rob Players Musical
By The Robinson Players, Bates College’s only student-run theater organization.

Friday, February 7, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 8, 5pm
Sunday, February 9, 2pm
-Gannett Theater-

For more information: www.batesrobplayers.com

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 dress rehearsal for Back to Bates Dance Concert in Schaeffer Theatre, featuring works by visiting artists, student choreographers and the Student Dance Club. Artistic Director: Julie Fox Lighting Director Michael Ready Technical Director: Justin Morality Costume Design: Carol Farrell _________________ Work in Progress: Dance Thesis Performance Performers: Elisabeth Gwydir '20 and Ellid Madwed '20

F.A.B. 15 at the Gendron Franco Center

In the 15th annual edition of F.A.B (Franco and Bates), the college and the Gendron Franco Center present dance artists from Maine and beyond.

February 8th, 2020

7:30 pm

46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME
For Tickets call: 207-689-2000 or visit

March

Stupid F!#king Bird
By: Aaron Posner

Directed by Asst. Prof Tim Dugan.

An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.

Thursday, March 5, 7:30
Friday, March 6, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 5pm
Sunday, March 8, 2pm
Monday, March 9, 7:30pm
-Schaeffer Theatre-

Two Independent Studies in Directing:

Hughie
Written by: Eugene O’Neill, Directed by: Patrick Reilly ’21

One of O’Neill’s last works, Hughie is set in the lobby of a seedy Times Square Hotel early one morning in the late ’20s. The night clerk can only listen to Erie Smith’s fraudulent glibness which is touching, revealing, and a telling measure of what is behind this man’s delusions.

Gene
Written by: Ron Hirsen, Directed by: Deon Custard ’21

A one-act companion piece to Hughie, Ozzie arrives at the Shelton Hotel in Boston on a cold November day in 1953 to visit his old friend Gene.  Before the mostly silent guard Murph, Ozzie talks on and on, cajoles, even croons a tune or two. All, as it turns out, by way of obit.

Friday, March 13, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 14, 5:00pm
Sunday, March 15, 2:00pm
-Black Box Theater-

The Gap
By: Emma Goidel

Directed by Allie Greene ’20

Nicole tells her sister Lee she was abducted by aliens. Lee goes on a performance art journey to figure out why. The Gap brings them both closer to articulating the truth about that strange moment in their childhood that neither of them can exactly name.

A “powerfully contemporary and profoundly female” (Philadelphia Inquirer) dark comedy about trauma, art, and sisterhood that asks, what’s ultimately worse: forgetting, or remembering?

Thursday, March 26, 7:30pm
Friday, March 27, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 28, 5pm
Sunday, March 29, 2pm
Monday, March 30, 7:30pm
-Gannett Theater-

April

Swipe left for a few more Schaeffer Theatre scenes from the Marcy Plavin Fall Dance Concert 2019. The final @bates.theater.dance performance took place Saturday, Nov. 16, Sunday, Nov. 17, and Monday, Nov. 18. The concert features the performance work of 31 dancers from four dance courses. With 69 students participating, it's likely you know someone. Come see what they made.⁣ Performances are Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.⁣

Spring Dance Concert

Friday, April 3, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 4, 5pm
Sunday, April 5, 2pm
Monday, April 6, 7:30pm
-Schaeffer Theatre-

The focus is on student choreography and design work.

Program A: Friday and Sunday.

Program B: Saturday and Monday.

May