Past Events

Performance of Bull in a China Shop

Dec. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 8, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 10, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Please join us for a performance of Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner '12 and directed by Molly Paige '18.  This original play is inspired by the real letters between Mary Woolley, MHC's 11th President, and Jeannette Marks, spanning 1888-1937. 

A talk-back follows the Friday evening performance.


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Nov. 28, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

Egyptian American musician, dancer and educator, Karim Nagi delivers this dynamic concert and demonstration.  He performs on various traditional Arabic percussion and melodic instruments, while including the audience to participate from their seats.  Additionally, he demonstrates various styles of folkloric dance from around the Arab world.

A Middle Eastern dinner will be served after the event.

This event is co-sponsored by MHC Asian Studies Program, MHC President's Office, MHC Dean of Students, MHC Multicultural Community and College Life Committee, MHC Dance Dept., MHC Theatre Dept., MHC Religion Dept., and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative.

Performance of Frankenstein

Oct. 19, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 20, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 21, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 22, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

A retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel, Frankenstein, adapted by Jonathan Yukich, directed by Noah Tuleja will be performed at Rooke Theatre. Suitable for ages 10 and up.

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Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Residency

Sep. 28, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep. 29, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kirby Theater, Amherst College

Please join us as Five College Theatre Alumnae of Color in Residency return to campuses for residencies, showcase and panel discussions where they will actively address questions of race, racism, and social justice. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Five College Theater Program.

  • Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Showcase: Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Kirby Theater, Amherst College
  • Theater Alumnae of Color Panel: “Theater in These Times”: Friday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m., Kirby Theater, Amherst College. Followed by reception and meet-and-greet for Five College students
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Auditions: "Frankenstein" and "Bull in a China Shop"

Sep. 7, 2017 6:30 am – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Beyond the Doors

Apr. 21, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rooke Theatre--Mount Holyoke College

written and performed by Robyn Sutton-Fernandez FP'17
Free and Open to the Public 


Mar. 31, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 1, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 2, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Apr. 6, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Leave your troubles behind—life is a cabaret! John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical.

The 2017 Women of Color Traiblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 1, 2017 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Wooley Hall

"Empowering Voices: Breaking Boundaries, Making Change"

Featuring keynote speaker Staceyann Chin, this conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. The Keynote address is open to the public and free for all MHC students, faculty, and staff and $5.00 for Five-College and non-conference attendees. Interested individuals who self-identify as women of color can register for the conference.

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"A Tale of Two Wolves" - Photographer Pete Muller

Mar. 30, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

In conversation with Jon Western, Dean of Faculty. Reception to follow.
Co-sponsored with the Departments of International Relations, Art History, Classics and Italian, English, French, German Studies, History, Politics, Theatre Arts, the Film Studies Program, the Weissman Center for Leadership, and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 18, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pratt Hall followed by reception at Rooke Theatre

Join us for the seventh annual Crafting a Life in the Arts. This event brings together accomplished alumnae in the fields of Art Museum, Architecture, Studio Art, Art History, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater to talk to students about their success in crafting a meaningful and fulfilling career in the arts. It will conclude with a networking reception and refreshments at the Rooke Theatre. Current students can register in LyonNet.

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Wit by Margaret Edson, director by Maria Signorelli '17 - THURS, FEB 9 PERFORMANCE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Feb. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 10, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 11, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 12, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

Tickets may also be reserved by calling the box office at:  413-538-2406 or email:

Auditions for Cabaret

Jan. 26, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at the Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart as the world loses its way.

Come prepared with 16 bars of a song, in a similar style to Cabaret. Be prepared to read a short monologue from the script, which will be provided. If you are called back you will be asked to dance, sing, and read from the script.

Sign up sheet on callboard outside rm. 102, Rooke Theatre