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Purple Valley Plays - Program B

Sat, November 9th, 2019
5:00 pm
- 6:30 pm

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One event on Sat, November 9th, 2019 at 5:00pm

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Showing Thursday, Nov 7, at 7:30pm and Saturday, Nov 9, at 5:00pm

Following Waxwing, written by Noah Lee ‘20.5, directed by Samori Etienne ’21 (Full Production)

Hazelnut at a Back Bank, written by Gavin McGough ’22, directed by Ben Weber ’21 (Staged Reading)

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The Purple Valley Plays festival returns to the ’62 Center in the fall semester of 2019. This year’s festival features seven new works written by current and former Williams students, presented as four staged readings and three fully mounted theatrical productions. Students perform the central artistic and technical roles of the festival as directors, actors, musical performers, stage managers, and designers. Faculty and guest artist mentors will assist the production teams as they bring new works to life in the flexible environment of the CenterStage theater.

Festival Full productions:
Orange: an accusation, Written by Caroline Fairweather ’20, directed by Fiona Selmi ’21
Dynamics, Written by Katie Howley ’21, directed by Peter Matsumoto ‘20.5
Following Waxwing, Written by Noah Lee ‘20.5, directed by Samori Etienne ’21
Festival Readings:
Hazelnut at a Back Bank, Written by Gavin McGough ’22, directed by Ben Weber ’21
The Sanguinary Revenge of a Hitman’s Daughter, A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Jack Romans ’20 and Music by Brandon Hilfer ’20, directed by Kara Hadden ’22
The Last Night of Our Lives, Written by Kara Hadden ’22, directed by Maye McPhail ’22
The Birds, the Bees and the Nuclear Submarine, Written by Tom Robertshaw
’19, Directed by Toby Delgado ’21


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