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Upcoming Theatre Performances

Theatre at Bridgewater College

By Steven Berkoff
Freely adapted from Aeschylus

Following his victory in the Trojan War, Agamemnon, king of Argos, returns home after 10 long years. His queen, Clytemnestra, is bent on revenge for his sacrifice of their daughter. Intense and highly poetic, Steven Berkoff’s free adaptation of Aeschylus’ great tragedy, Agamemnon, portrays the cyclical nature of violence told through the story of war, lust, murder, betrayal, and revenge.  Join Theatre at Bridgewater College as we experience together the heat, battle, fatigue, marathon and obscenity of modern and future wars.

"Steven Berkoff has been an undisputed theatrical legend since the 1970s," - Australian Stage

Bridgewater College
Cole Hall Auditorium
November 6-8 at 8 p.m.
November 9 at 3 p.m.
Talk-Back and Reception after the performance on November 7
$10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Non-BC Students
Information:  (540) 828-5631
Mature Audiences:  Adult Themes
Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

I and You
By Lauren Gunderson

One afternoon, Anthony arrives at Caroline’s door bearing waffle fries, a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and an urgent assignment from their high school lit teacher. Living most of her life online, Caroline is sick and hasn’t been to school is months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly vanilla poetry assignment unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is a valentine to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

Winner of the 2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Winner and finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Playwrighting Prize, I and You is a haunting play about the strange and transcendent connections between us all.

" and funny. Gunderson taps into a buoyant spirit...the touching 'barbaric yawp' (Whitman's phrase) of these two deeply engaging kids." Washington Post

"...a validation of the human experience, and of the triumph of life over death. Gunderson's gift is the best thing a play can offer: we might be better people after seeing it." DC Theatre Scene

"Unforgettable. The end will leave you gasping." Washington Speaks

Bridgewater College
Cole Hall Auditorium
February 26-28 at 8.00 pm
March 1 at 3.00 pm
Talk-Back and Reception, February 27 after the performance
$10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Non-BC Students
Ticket Reservations:  (540) 828-5631 
Produced by Special Arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Pinion Players Present

Fool for Love
By Sam Shepard
Directed by James E. Custer (’15)

In a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, transient lovers May and Eddie spin around the room in a relentless struggle for power and truth. Through recollections and dreams, multiple versions of a fierce and fatal love story about two lovers who cannot get along with, or without, one another, yet neither can subdue their burning passion.

“….Sam Shepard’s purest and most beautiful play.” - The New York Daily News

“It is as mysterious and unsettling – now you see it, now you don’t – as spare and, incidentally, as funny as anything he has ever done.” - The New Yorker

Fool for Love is ceretainly one of the best plays of our time. Fool for Love may very well be one of the great plays of the twentieth century.” - Backstage

“…a powerful addition to Shepard’s impressive output.” - CurtainUp

Bridgewater College
Black Box Theatre, Cole Hall Auditorium
Dates TBA
$5 Adults
Ticket Reservations:  (540) 828-5631 
Mature audiences: adult language
Produced with arrangement by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Additional Theatre Information

Theatre at Bridgewater College and the Pinion Players, the student directed theatre organization, seek to present a wide variety of plays and musicals that provide opportunities and challenges to faculty and student directors, student actors and designers, and audience members. Some plays and musicals may contain material for mature audiences and may contain mature language and subject matter.

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to the content of a production, please feel free to contact:

Dr. Scott W. Cole
Director of the Theatre at Bridgewater College