Current Season & Events
Theatre Department Calendar
Written & Directed by Luke Jorgensen
October 20th–22nd at 7:30 p.m.
October 23rd at 2:00 p.m.
Written and directed by Boston College Theatre Department chair Luke Jorgensen, Dreadful is a Gothic thriller in the extreme. The production is a celebration of the sensational horror novelettes of Victorian England. Frankenstein's monster, Jekyll and Hyde, vampires and more cross paths in a shocking and suspenseful collage of tales, immorality and murder.
Awakenings- A Dance Concert
With new pieces by Sun Ho Kim, Amane Takaishi, Lindsey Leduc and Larry Sousa
November 17th–19th at 7:30 p.m.
November 20th at 2:00 p.m.
The Boston College Theatre Department proudly presents "Awakenings", a dance concert. This concert is a celebration of artistic dance and the department's new dance minor program. The performance features student performers with different styles of original dance works created by the department dance faculty, staff and guest artists.
By Maggie Kernan ‘14
Directed by Grace Cutler ‘24
January 26th–28th at 7:30 p.m.
January 29th at 2:00 p.m.
Written by Maggie Kearnan '14 and directed by Grace Cutler '24, Idawalley is inspired by the life of female lighthouse keeper Idawalley Lewis of Newport, RI. This play follows Ida and her family in their life on Lime Rock, maintaining the lighthouse, facing ghosts from their past, and what the changing times means for their future.
By Jessica Swales
Directed by Patricia Riggin
February 23rd–25th at 7:30 p.m.
February 26th at 2:00 p.m.
In playwright Jessica Swale's debut play, Blue Stockings, Tess Moffat and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them. Directed by Patricia Riggin, join us for this moving, comical and eye opening story of four young women fighting for education and self determination against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Lily Telegdy ‘23
March 23rd–25th at 7:30 p.m.
March 26th at 2:00 p.m.
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man- with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone. A work about how we memorialize the dead- and how that remembering changes us- it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about mortality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed word.
Dead Man's Cell Phone is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book Adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Additional Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim & John La Touche
Directed by Bryce Pinkham
April 26th–29th at 7:30 p.m.
April 30th at 2:00 p.m.
A score by legendary Leonard Bernstein is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Candide and its theatrical offerings. With a book from Hugh Wheeler and lyrical contributions from the incomparable Stephen Sondheim, Candide is a masterpiece for the ages.
In one lightning-paced act, Candide — the bastard cousin of Baron Thunder-Ten-Tonck — is expelled from home, dragged into the Bulgarian army, brought before the Spanish Inquisition, swindled out of a fortune, shipwrecked on a desert isle and separated time and again from his true love, Cunegonde. She, too, bears a barrage of misfortunes, including — but not limited to — sale into prostitution, forced marriage to an exorbitantly wealthy man and slavery. Through it all, however, they try to remember the lessons of their dear master, Dr. Pangloss: "Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds."
With riotous wit, Candide is a wondrous piece for nearly any company. Scenically it can be as grand or as simple as the designer sees fit and, likewise, requires a cast of only moderate size that can be easily expanded to accommodate the grandest of ensembles. Candide is the ideal blend of sophisticated operetta and wacky Python-esque comedy, and will surely thrill a wide range of theatergoers.
Candide is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
For tickets please contact or stop by the Robsham Theater Box Office at 617-552-4002, or go to the ticket webpage.
BC Faculty/Staff/Students: $12.50 (w/valid ID)
*Price includes service fee