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How to Start Over

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 We’ve been waiting for you. Ephiria lies beyond the red door. Take the next step; make the Switch. A culmination of a year’s worth of research and writing, this immersive production seeks to break the boundaries of conventional performance and explores what it means to blur the lines between […]

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Storytelling in Old Age

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

by Nick Pattison '18 Showcasing both the rich history and daily life of older people, an intergenerational audience will learn to understand ways that disease, age, and ability interact with the life of older people. Based on narratives from residents at Lakewood Nursing Home in Waterville, this show will provide some of the deepest ways […]

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The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 Take a trip to a curious land unlike any other. The innovative Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson has created The Wonderful World of Dissocia, where young everywoman Lisa Jones finds herself on a quest to recover a missing piece of herself. There she discovers that nothing is as it seems. […]

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Portland Ballet Collaboration: Origins

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

In partnership with the Portland Ballet, we are pleased to present ORIGINS, a new work by internationally recognized dancer and choreographer Yury Yanowsky. Mr. Yanowsky’s professional performance career spanned two decades with Boston Ballet. He has set choreography on Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet II, and Festival Ballet Providence, along with other established companies and for […]

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Scenes from an Execution

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. What would drive a woman to paint the truth—especially when she was commissioned by the church and state to create a massive, glorified homage to the most important naval contest in human history? Perhaps it was the thousands upon thousands of Turkish Muslims, brutally slaughtered by the Holy Christian […]

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Old Flame in Concert

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Old Flame was formed in the mire of the 2017 presidential election with one unshakable intention: to make their art as an active form of resistance and never cease. Born in the DIY basements, garages, and fields of western Massachusetts, the indie-rock band spins grit, unapologetic politics, and honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic punk-rock nostalgia, […]

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Community Voices: An Evening with J.P. Devine

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

This evening will feature author and columnist J.P. Devine in a conversation with Morning Sentinel journalist Amy Calder. A post-interview book signing opportunity will be available. Tickets are required for this free event; for more information visit the Community Voices: An Evening with JP Devine Facebook event page. Doors open at 6:30.

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A Rachmaninoff Retrospective

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

AMF Opera Workshop's Vocal Institute was established with the express purpose of identifying and nurturing gifted singers for careers in the professional world of opera.

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Opera Scenes

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

AMF Opera Workshop's Vocal Institute was established with the express purpose of identifying and nurturing gifted singers for careers in the professional world of opera. Join us for an evening featuring highlights from some of the most important opera scenes.

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Late, A Cowboy Song

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Mary, foundering in her romantic relationship, meets a female cowboy who becomes her escape. Late, A Cowboy Song, by Sarah Ruhl, is a play about art, soup, and the freedom of learning to ride a horse. The text is lean and beautiful and includes live music. This production will be helmed by the students in the […]

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been called a play. But it’s a lively, global sensation that no one is allowed to talk about. Its award-winning playwright, Nassim Soleimanpour, is Iranian. His words have escaped censorship and are awaiting your audience. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, this “theater-entertainment-meets-social experiment” is unlike anything and will make you question everything. Performed […]

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The Opulence of Integrity

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

“To be born, branded by history, burdened by responsibility, and inspired towards greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity.” — Choreographer Christal Brown The Spring Dance Concert features guest artist Christal Brown’s company in The Opulence of Integrity and new work by Senior Theater and Dance Major Kathryn Butler. Butler’s multi-phased and […]

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Lost With You: A New Musical

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Thursday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 7:30 p.m. Lost With You is a new musical that tells the story of a family who never seem to be in sync with one another. Emulating her mother as a successful owner of a local iced tea company, Juliette sells lemonade […]

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Boxers, Ethnographers, Bullfighters, Workers, Printers

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

This dance performance features a collection of new works. A highlight — the now annual First Year Dance Project — this year will be choreographed by Theater and Dance majors Leah Bilodeau ’17 and Kathryn Butler ’17 with light design by Lucy Soucek ’18. Also featured is new work by teaching artists Orlando Hunter and […]

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The Master Builder

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The Master Builder is one of the later plays of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, known around the world as “the father of modern drama.” It tells the story of aging architect Halvard Solness, a man who fears being made obsolete by the younger generation, and his encounter with Hilde Wangel, a young woman come knocking […]

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Constellations

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Constellations is a multimedia theater piece by Alexis Atkinson ’15 that aims to reflect and track the psychological and emotional development of a young black female. The one-woman play utilizes different modes of storytelling — prose, narrative anecdote, spoken word, and poetry — to explore the depth of how one can experience marginalization. An unnamed Lead […]

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The Life and Death of Queen Margaret

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The Life and Death of Queen Margaret is a dance-theater performance which tells the life story of Margaret of Anjou — a fierce, strong-willed, and independent woman who was both an historical figure and also one of Shakespeare's greatest characters. Her rise to leadership and subsequent downfall, portrayed through bitingly relevant and alarmingly prescient 400-year-old […]

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The New Works Festival

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

What does the future of live performance look like? Find out at the 2016 New Works Festival, where emerging playwrights, choreographers, actors, dancers, designers, and stage technicians premiere new adventures in the dance+theater+design realm. The Department of Theater and Dance presents the latest findings from its ongoing performance labs showcasing the work of 69 Colby students as part […]

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In the Garden of Live Flowers

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Colby’s Department of Theater and Dance presents a one-night-only performance of In the Garden of Live Flowers, winner of the Kennedy Center David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award.  Written by Attilio Favorini and by Professor Lynne Conner, this original play about environmentalist Rachel Carson’s valiant fight to publish Silent Spring is part of the Community, Culture, […]

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Adapted from Salman Rushdie’s award-winning novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a rollicking roller-coaster journey through strange new lands—where chatter and silence battle for control, where a child must follow an elusive path toward adulthood. It is also a celebration of stories, their value, their joy, and the need to keep them free. Three […]

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Nina

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

What makes a happy life? The 50-year friendship of two concentration camp survivors is challenged by the death of a daughter and subsequent questions about the nature and mysteries of the human will. Nina is a journey into identity, loss, memory, and the power of female friendship. Written by Professor of Theater and Dance Lynne […]

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Reimagining Our Relationship to the Natural World

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Body is Earth, our bones breath and blood are the minerals, air and water inside us, not separate but same. And dance — movement — is an essential way to experience this interconnectedness. In this lecture/performance, Andrea Olsen, professor of dance at Middlebury College, will explore somatic movement practices and the process of "changing lenses" […]

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Making Space

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

A concert of original dance and theater works, Making Space is a new, multidisciplinary project performed by students and created by guest artists from the company The Space We Make, with a vignette by professional TSWM dancers and musicians. TSWM probes the innate sensitivity towards the connection between space and those who inhabit it in collaboration with […]

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To Hip Hop With Love

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Composed of three separate pieces, “Broadway to Hip-Hop,” “Sounds of Movement,” and “L.O.V.E.,” and supported by an eclectic soundtrack of music ranging from legendary rapper Busta Rhymes to the classic voice of Sammy Davis Jr. to poetry by Maya Angelou, To Hip-Hop With Love offers a kaleidoscopic view of African-American entertainment traditions. With the technical […]

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Spring Dance Concert

Strider Theater, Runnals Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

This performance will feature Assistant Professor Annie Kloppenberg's professional company in the premiere of Entrances and Echoes and a thesis project by Sara Gibbons '15, Into the Frame of Us. Heralded by the Boston Globe as "a choreographer of nuances," Kloppenberg presents a thematic doubling in Entrances and Echoes, playing with anonymity, togetherness, and the […]

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