· Season 11 ·

A Midsummer Evening of Shakespeare Shorts

July 6th-8th @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

Featuring excerpts from:

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Julia Schoemig and Lauren Henrie
Actors: Ivy Bona, Caitlin Carrol, Morgan Gwilym Tso, Jeff Parkinson, Eli Sadow-Hasenberg, Ruah Uhlman

Measure for Measure 

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sophie Kelly-Hedrick
Actors: Lukas Illa, Ria Martinez, Connor McKenna


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sophie Hankes
Actors: Katie Dreessen, Morgan Gwilym Tso, Lukas Illa, Elda Kahssay, Gabriella O'Fallon, Katie Parkinson

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Marlene Probst
Actors: Lauren Henrie, Peyton Mader, Katie Parkinson, Evan Skirgudas, Rachel Warshaw

Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3499993 .

Dark Play, Or Stories for Boys

July 13th-15th @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

By Carlos Murillo
Directed by Hannah Klein, Assistant Directed by Nate Kelderman
Actors: Willa Barnett, Will Domke, Sophie Hankes, Ethan Major, Jeff Parkinson

       During a college sexual encounter, the girl in Nick's bed wants to know why his abdomen is covered in scars. Does Nick tell the truth, or does he do what he does so well—weave an elaborate tale? The question launches him into a memory. An outsider at age fourteen, Nick discovers the intoxicating pleasures of inventing fake personalities in the chat rooms of the World Wide Web. Adam's online profile, and the words "I want to fall in love," pique his curiosity. Nick invents Rachel, the girl of Adam's dreams, and his curiosity becomes obsession. As Adam mounts the pressure to meet his Internet love in the real world, Nick creates ever more elaborate deceptions to fuel Adam's desire. When the boys finally meet in the real world, the consequences are catastrophic. A tale of deception, fluid personality and sexual license in the Internet age, DARK PLAY examines what happens when the real world and virtual world collide. - Dramatists Play Service

Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3500452.

What Every Girl Should Know

July 20th-22nd @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

By Monica Byrne
Directed by Eliza Jacobson, Assistant Directed by Louise Heller
Actors: Emily Bryant, Chloe Farrell, Sophie Kelly-Hedrick, Hazel Montgomery

        In a Catholic reformatory in 1914, three teenage girls (Anne, Theresa, and Lucy) pass the time with masturbation rituals, though they’re innocent of the “sinful” nature of their act. Then a belligerent new girl, Joan, shows up, bearing illegal contraband: birth control materials distributed by the women’s-rights activist Margaret Sanger. The girls start reading the material and jokingly pretend to venerate Sanger as a saint, but then undergo a profound conversion experience. They begin to follow Sanger’s life in the newspaper, pretending that they’re traveling on their own, assassinating enemies and taking lovers at will. Through their letters to each other, they reveal their pasts, marked by abuse. The girls slide deeper and deeper into their fantasy world, to the extent that objects from their fantasy world start appearing in the real one—including a baby. - Dramatists Play Service

Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3500460.