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Williams Theatre Department and Sondheim@90@Williams present "Our Time" - CANCELED

Sat, March 7th, 2020
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm

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One event on Thu, March 12th, 2020 at 7:30pm

One event on Fri, March 13th, 2020 at 7:30pm

One event on Sat, March 14th, 2020 at 7:30pm

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Performances of “Our Time” scheduled for this weekend have been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you purchased tickets online, you will automatically receive a refund. If you paid by cash at the ’62 Center Box Office, please stop by to collect your refund. We are open Monday-Friday 11:30am-4:30pm.

 

Please note: Stephen Sondheim will not personally be in attendance for the Sondheim@90@William events. Williams College is hosting Our Time – A Play About Williams and other events on campus in March 2020 to celebrate Sondheim’s extraordinary life and legacy.

Our Time: A Play about Williams

Devised by Ilya Khodosh ’08 and Omar Sangare

In celebration of the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim ’50, the Department of Theatre, Department of Music, and Cap & Bells are collaborating on a festival of performance and scholarship surrounding Sondheim’s work in musical theatre, and his legacy to the generations of artists (including other Williams alumni) who followed.

The Theatre Department is pleased to present a new stage work, set at Williams College during the time when Sondheim was an undergraduate, which explores the history, mythology and identity of this institution. The play, devised by Ilya Khodosh ’08 and Omar Sangare, will dramatize pivotal moments through which Williams became itself; how it both evolves and remains constant; and how it has represented the promise of liberal arts education and the American dream.

Please join us on Saturday, March 7th for a post-performance reception with the artists.

Our Time performances will be March 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, all at 7:30 PM

Our Time is performed by

Chinoso Anokwute ’21, Stephen Kletscher ’22, Justin Kugel ’20, Michael Medvedev ’22, Ivana Mensah-Agyekum ’23, Louisa Nyhus ’20, Jules Oberg ’22, True Pham ’23, Aagat Sapkota ’23, Coleston Smith ’22, Alexander Szrol ’21, Peter Tamasi ’21, William Titus ’23, Andrea Trevino ’20, Tristan Whalen ’22

Ilya Khodosh’08 teaches dramatic writing at Williams College this semester. He holds a D.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.

Omar Sangare graduated from the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Poland, where he studied with the Oscar-winning director, Andrzej Wajda. He was awarded a scholarship to The British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. While there, he worked with Derek Jacobi, Alan Rickman, Michael Kahn, and Jeremy Irons. Dr. Sangare holds many film, television, and radio credits. For his one-man drama True Theater Critic, he was voted The Best in Acting by The New York International Fringe Festival. The New York press acclaimed his lead part in the Arena Players Repertory Theater production of Othello. Barbara Delatiner wrote for The New York Times—“Omar Sangare was born to play Othello!” His published literary work includes two books of poetry Landscape of the Soul and Postscriptum; collections of bestselling short stories titled Tales for Old Horse, Tales for Black Sheep, Tales for Decent Man; as well as the most recent book “Othello. Pale from Envy” and many essays and articles for various magazines and newspapers. Accompanied by great American writers such as Robert Pinsky and Susan Sontag, he promoted Polish literature in the United States. In 2011, he was selected by the U.S. Department of State for a video project that appeared as part of President Obama’s trip to Poland. In 2012, he was named “Person of the Year” by nytheatre.com for “a significant contribution to the NYC theater landscape.” In 2013, Sangare performed along John Guare in Atlantic Theatre’s Three Kinds of Exile, in a role that Guare wrote especially for him. Dr. Sangare is a founder and artistic director of UNITED SOLO, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, a resident company at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City.

Sondheim@90@Williams celebrates renowned lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim, known for the remarkable range of musicals he has worked on, from West Side Story to Sweeney Todd to Into the Woods. A Class of 1950 graduate of Williams College, his life and legacy have influenced generations of people throughout the world—including countless Williams students—and the impact of his contributions to the field of musical theater is immeasurable.

On the occasion of Sondheim’s 90th birthday in March 2020, Williams College will present a series of events on campus titled Sondheim@90@Williams. The series opened with a performance of Sondheim scenes by the Williams Opera Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Chapin Hall. The events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

CREATIVE TEAM:
Omar Sangare • Director
Ilya Khodosh • Playwright
David Gurcay-Morris • Scenic Designer
Coby Chasman-Beck • Lighting Designer
Barbara Bell • Costume Designer
Stephen Simalchik • Sound Designer
Katie Polebaum • Props Master
Nicolle Mac Williams • Production Stage Manager
Erin Meadors • Assitant Lighting Designer
Lucia Sher • Assistant Costume Designer
Brandon Hilfer • Assistant  Sound Designer
Tristan Whalen • Assistant Stage Manager

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