by Steven Dietz
Directed by Jonathan Croy
Theatre and life intertwine when actors Matthew and Lisa, a happily married couple, find the truth nearly too impossible to uncover. Is Lisa having an affair with a British Director, or is the affair part of the play being rehearsed? Or perhaps Matthew has imagined all of it? The audience itself plays the role of 'private eye' in this sidesplitting relationship thriller about love, desire, and the power of deception.
10/24/2014 To 11/9/2014
In Darfur - presented by WAM Theatre
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
Presented by WAM Theatre
October 30-November 16
PREVIEWS: October 30, October 31
OPENING NIGHT: November 1
Berry Family Studio
Elayne P. Bernstein Center for the Performing Arts
By WINTER MILLER
Directed by KRISTEN VAN GINHOVEN
(Artistic Director of WAM Theatre)
In Darfur is appropriate for ages 16+
"A theatrical offering that is also a call to arms."
— Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director,
The Public Theater
In Darfur is the provocative tale of three lives that intersect in the most challenging of circumstances: a camp for internally displaced persons. The story follows an aid worker’s mission to protect lives, a Darfuri woman’s quest for safety and a journalist’s pursuit to deliver a front-page story to call worldwide attention to a humanitarian crisis. Relevant and poignant, In Darfur is a journey of courage and humanity in the face of peril.
In Darfur was the result of playwright Winter Miller’s work as researcher for The New York Times' columnist Nicholas Kristof during the genocide in Darfur. "In Darfur's based on a real case that I once reported on... (Winter) turned it into this incredibly powerful play,” says Kristof, whose book 'Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity' co-authored with Sheryl WuDunn, inspired Kristen van Ginhoven to create WAM Theatre. In Darfur premiered at The Public Theater in New York for a sold-out run; this is the New England premiere.
In keeping with WAM Theatre's double philanthropic mission, 25% of the box office proceeds from this production of In Darfur will be donated to the Mother of Peace orphanage in Illovo, South Africa, where 13 women have dedicated their lives to raising children who have lost their families. By selecting the Mother of Peace orphanage as this year’s philanthropic beneficiary, WAM honors and celebrates the selfless dedication and important work of these women.
For more information: http://www.wamtheatre.com/in-darfur/
10/30/2014 To 11/16/2014
2014 Fall Festival of Shakespeare
Immersing youth in the most active, compelling, and transformative ways, the Fall Festival is four days worth Shakespeare that is passionately performed and enthusiastically — even raucously — received, all in the atmosphere of joy and celebration. These uniquely insightful performances are compared to "a rock concert" by Boston's WBUR.
"Show after show the theater is jammed with kids cheering for each other."
11/20/2014 To 11/23/2014
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BACKBY POPULAR DEMAND!
December 5–December 28
PREVIEWS DECEMBER 5 OPENS DECEMBER 6
Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
adapted by JOE LANDRY
from the original script by FRANCES GOODRICH, ALBERT HACKETT, FRANK CAPRA, JO SWERLING
directed by JENNA WARE
Now's your chance to catch the return of our hit holiday production that enthralled audiences with its live sound effects and rapid character changes. Follow George Bailey as he journeys to discover the value of this wonderful life, guided by "angel second-class," Clarence who is on his own quest to earn his wings… and remember, no man is a failure who has friends.
12/5/2014 To 12/28/2014
Romeo and Juliet, 2014 Conservatory
The culmination of the Conservatory, an audition-only, three-month intensive training program for professional artists to master their craft. This season Jason Asprey and Tori Rhoades will direct a cast of talented actors in the timeless and sweeping tale of Romeo and Juliet.
12/12/2014 To 12/13/2014