The Theater Season

Box Office Directions and Tickets

413-538-2406
rookeboxoffice@gmail.com

From the South
Travel north on Interstate 91 to Route 202 (Exit 16, Holyoke/South Hadley). Head north on 202 through Holyoke across the Connecticut River, and around the rotary to the exit marked South Hadley Center-Amherst, Route 116 north. The College is approximately 2.5 miles from the exit.

From the North
Travel south on Interstate 91, take Exit 16, and follow the directions above. From the Massachusetts Turnpike, east or west: Take Exit 5 (Holyoke/Chicopee) and bear to the right. At the end of the ramp, turn left on Route 33 for five miles to Route 116. Turn right onto 116 and drive approximately 1.5 miles north to the College. Rooke Theatre at Mount Holyoke College is located at the south end of the campus. Turn off Rt. 116 onto Morgan St. The Theater is the second building on the left.

  • Parking: Refer to the campus map for directions to the College and the Theater's actual location on campus. There is a parking lot diagonally across from the theater off Morgan Street.

Tickets

  • The box office opens on the Monday of the production. Hours are 3:00 to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to each performance.
  • In-person erformances are usually Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm with matinees on Sunday at 2 pm.
  • Tickets and Reservations: The 2020–21 season will be online. 

Performances are in the Rooke Theatre on the Mount Holyoke College campus, at the corner of Morgan Street and Lower Lake Road in South Hadley MA.

We are committed to collaborating with BIPOC students, and all interested members of the larger community, in every aspect of our production season from casting through to the final product, to shape a department that is relevant, vibrant, inclusive, and firmly antiracist.

Fall 2020 — Spring 2021 Season

We will be using a hybrid model for our productions that we believe will enable us to produce an exciting season within the confines of our "new normal."

The season begins with a radio-play version of William Shakespeare's delightful screwball comedy Much Ado About Nothing. The entire play will be rehearsed and recorded over Zoom during the second Module of the fall term, and will be accessible free of charge from December through January via our department website. This production will be directed by Noah Tuleja, Assistant Professor and Director of Theatre.

The spring term opens with Naomi Iizuka's eerie Language of Angels, with Visiting Lecturer Michael Ofori at the helm. This production will primarily be a Zoom presentation, with a possible mix of both live and recorded elements, and performances will take place over a weekend.

The final production of the season is Sophie Treadwell's Expressionist masterpiece, Machinal. Gracie Fisher '21 will be the director and we are planning for a show with some mixture of recorded scenes, Zoom elements and live performance-a production that integrates all areas of the new Film, Media, Theater department. 

The details of the two final productions may change as plans for the spring term become more clear.

Past Productions