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"According to Mark: Part I: Blood in the Revolution." Commencing a series of plays marking Black History Month at Bates, this 10-minute reading is one of four looking at the 18th-century experiences of black New Englanders and written by Lecturer in Theater Clifford Odle. Sponsored by the Africana program. Commons, Fireplace LoungeThe title character in According to Mark “was a slave who could read and was looking for a way to free himself from an oppressive master. And he felt the Bible provided a path to murdering him as long as he didn’t spill blood.”The play is set during the planning of the murder, which also involved two other slaves, Mark’s sister Phyllis and a woman called Phoebe. In the actual event, Mark was hanged for the murder and Phyllis was burned at the stake — a punishment that in Colonial America was reserved for female slaves who kill their masters, Odle says.Cast: Charles Nero as MarkPerla Figuereo as PhyllisSam Alexander as PhoebeDawrin Silfa as Quaco
The play’s the thing as Bates honors Black History Month

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:29 pm

Using theater to convey history “makes things more immediate, more alive," says a Bates playwright.

Q&A: Andrucki directs as Maine playwright’s ‘Love/Sick’ comes to Bates

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:34 pm

Nine laugh-filled plays in one, John Cariani's creation casts romance in an unromantic light.

Refugees’ stories come to life in puppetry of Ching ’19, Sandglass Theater

Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:54 pm

A singer, actor, and puppeteer with Sandglass Theater, Kei Ching '19 sparks the Vermont troupe's residency at Bates.

Q&A: Martin Andrucki on ‘Eurydice’ and the play’s reimagined Schaeffer stage

Friday, November 2, 2018 10:35 am

The play "Eurydice," says director Martin Andrucki, “tells a great story about love, death, and the intensity of devotion between fathers and daughters.”

Q&A: Tim Dugan on Angels in America, 25 years after Broadway debut

Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:14 pm

Theater professor Tim Dugan felt that a Bates College production of Angels in America "would be embraced and celebrated." He was right.

Bates adaptation of ‘Diary of a Madman’ wins theater festival honors

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:24 pm

The Bates adaptation and production of Diary of a Madman took three awards at the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Slideshow: Gogol’s ‘Diary of a Madman’ moves to the 21st century

Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:00 am

A Bates theater team puts a modern twist on an old story about an ordinary man's descent into madness.

Video: Katie Van Patten ’17 and the pursuit of directing

Friday, March 24, 2017 10:00 am

In our latest "Voices from the Class of 2017," Katie Van Patten recounts directing a Sherlock Holmes play for her senior thesis in theater.

Look What We Found: Christine McDowell’s disco shoes

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:08 pm

Associate Professor of Theater B Christine McDowell's iconic disco shoes provide a walk through the evolution of design.

Bates at Night: Backstage with actors in ‘The Pillowman’

Friday, December 9, 2016 11:29 am

A visit to the dress rehearsal of The Pillowman for a Bates theater major's thesis play.

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