The 2008-09 Brandeis Theater Company season is full of music, mirth and mythology as the talents of Stephen Sondheim, Edith Wharton, Hermann Hesse and Euripides come together for an exciting offering of musical comedy, dance and drama. All four of this season’s productions explore an individual’s need to seek more—a better life, greater social position, peace, contentment and justice in the face of defeat—and the lengths they are willing to go to achieve them even if great sacrifice is the price. This season welcomes new actors as they join our ensemble of guest artists, faculty, staff, graduate designers and undergraduate actors and designers. See the future of American theater as the stars of tomorrow take the stage!
October 16-26, 2008
Book by Julius J. Epstein
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on the play Front Porch in Flatbush by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein
Directed by Eric Hill
Lighting Design by Michael Jarett MFA’07
Musical director Matthew Stern ’08
Choreography by Hannah King ’07
Made possible through generous support from the Robin, Barbara and Malcolm L. Sherman Endowment for the Performing Arts.
Listen to a behind-the-scenes interview with set designer Sarah Rozene and costume designer Deirdre McCabe.
Tea and Flowers, Purity and Grace
November 20-23, 2008
A dance play based on Edith Wharton’s "House of Mirth"
Created and choreographed by Susan Dibble
Download the Fall 2008 issue of State of the Arts, which includes an article on Tea and Flowers, Purity and Grace written by Ingrid Schorr. (PDF)
Siddhartha: A Jungian Fantasy in Three Movements with Prelude
February 5-15, 2009
By Hermann Hesse
Adapted by Eric Hill from the novel "Siddhartha" and other writings by Hermann Hesse
Directed by Richard Corley
April 2-5, 2009Mainstage Theater
Translated by Eirene Visvardi, Brandeis Kay Fellow, and Leonard Muellner with his students
Adapted by Eric Hill and Eirene Visvardi
Directed by Eric Hill
Featuring Liz Terry as Hecuba
Made possible through generous support from the Jaffe Foundation, the Herbert and Kim Marie Beigel New Play Fund, and the Ann ’56 and Clive Cummis Family Foundation.
The 2008-09 Brandeis Theater Company season is made possible through generous support from the Laurie Foundation, the Robin, Barbara and Malcolm L. Sherman Endowment for the Performing Arts, the Poses Fund, the Jaffe Foundation, the Ann ’56 and Clive Cummis Family Foundation and the Herbert and Kim Marie Beigel New Play Fund.