The Suffolk University Theatre Department announces its fall 2017 productions, featuring professional and student artists.

Students in Suffolk University’s Theatre Department write, direct, and design original plays and intern with leading theater companies at the University’s Modern Theatre and throughout the United States. Students work in classic, musical, and experimental genres, with a special focus on new work.

Fall Showcase, a festival of student-written and directed one-act plays, and Spotlight Performances, give them an opportunity to present their work.

Fall Showcase

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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, - Saturday, Oct. 14
Matinees: 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15
Sullivan Studio Theatre, 11th floor Sawyer Building.
Free admission

  • Welcome To Hell, written by Xenia Kamalova, Class of 2018, co-directed by Kamalova and Kane Harper, Class of 2019. The demons in hell are way too nice - it takes an Angel to teach them how to be bad.
  • Bigfoot, written and directed by Ali Maynard, Class of 2019. Four botanists on a mountain expedition encounter a mysterious presence and must decide whether to stay…or leave very quickly. 
  • Heist, written and directed by Erica Wisor, Class of 2018. America’s greatest art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Rembrandt, Vermeer, Manet, Degas out the door! Reward - $10,000,000.

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Spotlight Performances

Sullivan Studio Theatre. Sawyer Building, 11th floor. Free admission
A reception with pizza follows each presentation

5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29
A Fish Without a Bicycle, written and directed by Justin Smith, Class of 2019
Finding the way to fit into a complicated world

5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
Alive 2017, conceived and orchestrated by Jake Mariño, Class of 2018
A Daft Punk-inspired collaborative, interactive dance club experience

5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8
A Typical Love Story, written and directed by Adriana Zuniga-Acevedo, Class of 2018 
The struggles of being an immigrant woman in America

New work from James Carroll

Midnight Ride: From James Forrestal, First Secretary of Defense to Donald Trump, Last President of the United States
‚Äč7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St.
A reading of a new play by James Carroll, directed by Professor Wesley Savick
Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended

As the dust settles on World War II, the newly appointed secretary of defense, James Forrestal, makes a series of well-intended but tragic decisions that catapult us to the America of 2017 and beyond. James Carroll's Midnight Ride is a sweeping, mythological reimagining of history, policy, and human fallibility. Featuring alumni Nael Nacer, Class of 2006, and Nick Wilson, Class of 2009; Ben Evett, artistic director of The Poets’ Theatre; Robert Walsh, artistic director of the Gloucester Stage Company; and Marianna Bassham. The stage manager is Alycia Marucci, Class of 2011.

Suffolk Story Slam

Story Slam: When I'm At Home
Presented by Suffolk University and the Boston Literary District
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets. Free to the Suffolk community

Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters

A new version adapted and directed by Robert Kropf
8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 – Saturday, Nov. 18
Matinees: 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 19
Modern Theatre, 525 Washington Street.

2019: Moscow, Illinois. In the wake of a global disaster, a few survivors have taken refuge in the ruins of a decimated library. When they stumble upon Chekhov's masterpiece, this ill-fated group brings the play to life as a final act of resilience, courage, and hope.

Auditions for spring productions

Week of Nov. 27
Open to all