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Thursday, Nov 10 - Sunday, 20, 2022

7:30 — 10:00 pm





Theatrical ProductionPROBLEM PLAYWritten & Directed by Erica Terpening-Romeo

At Thornbrooke Academy for Troubled Girls, a private reform school for teens in the New England countryside, students live a life of restriction and disempowerment. But things change one morning when nine students decide to take their punitive teacher hostage, and take control of their auxiliary classroom. In this tiny space they claim for themselves, the girls are able to throw off the strictures of Thornbrooke and exercise their own agency. But there’s one major problem: there’s no wifi, and nothing on the other side of that door but punishment for their crimes. So they make the strange and fateful choice to pass the time by rehearsing Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, the only book in the room with enough copies to go around. Over the course of the next week, they camp out in their strange, cramped little kingdom, and grapple with justice, sex, leadership, and power through the pages of a problem play.

Content Warning:

This production includes adult, suggestive, and offensive language, mentions and depictions of violence, as well as references to self-harm, suicide, rape, and pedophilia.

TICKET PRICESFor students: $5.00For non-students: $10.00To register for a ticket, please click here or on the link in the red box.

For more information about this production, click here.

PERFORMANCESThursday November 10th 7:30pmFriday November 11th 8:00pm Saturday November 12th 8:00pmSunday November 13th 2:00pmMonday November 14th No PerformanceTuesday November 15th 7:30pmWednesday November 16th 7:30pmThursday November 17th 7:30pmFriday November 18th 8:00pmSaturday November 19th 8:00pmSunday November 20th 2:00pmCREATIVE AND PRODUCTION TEAMDramaturgy by Emily TrantanellaScenic Design by Jenna McFarland LordCostume Design by Jessica PribbleLighting Design by Amanda FallonSound Design by Anna DrummondProduction Stage Manager: Karen Gallagher (’25)CAST LISTMr. Knapp – Zeke D’AscoliZo – Isabelle BushkovDri – Devon WhitneyMegan – Rory O’NeillCourtney – Ivy KeeLola – Mitra SharifIvy – Abby KesselmanSloan – Trisha BaruaMax – Eve DavidsonBobbi – Brenna Thornton

  • All performances are in-person, live in the Studio Theatre in Curry Student Center (first floor – next to the indoor quad above the food court).
  • This performance will run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including one 10 minute intermission.
  • No photography or video recording during performances.
  • General seating (no assigned seating).
  • No late seating.
  • No re-admission during performance.
  • House opens approximately 20 minutes before performance time. We encourage audience members to arrive to the theatre at least 15 minutes before the performance in order to find the theatre and select seats.