2015-2016 Season

Spring Semester

Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Jenny Daniels '16

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death join us for a harrowing, all-female version of Macbeth, one of the bard's darkest and bloodiest tales. Hold on for a bloody exploration of violent love, deeds and ambitions, the fickleness of fate and the nightmarish depths to which even the most noble minds can be dragged. It'll be a scream.

Thurs-Sat, April 14-16 at 7:30 pm and Sun, April 17 at 2 pm
Box Office: Call (413) 538-2406 or email rookeboxoffice@gmail.comEvening performances now begin at 7:30 pm.

Fefu and Her Friends by María Irene Fornés

This feminist classic written in 1977 by Cuban-American Avente Garde director and playwrite, María Irene Fornés, is set in a country home in 1933, where seven women are sharing their thoughts and feelings while scenes are simultaneously playing in multiple locations throughout the theatre. Fefu and Her Friends,  “challenges our preconceptions about life and the theatre through boldly drawn women, temporarily divorced from relationships, trying to sort out the ambiguities of their lives.”  (Jules Arron).

Thurs-Sat, February 25-27 at 7:30 pm and Sun, February 28 at 2 pm 

Fall Semester

Waking Sleepy Hollow, a world premiere by Jonathan Yukich, directed by Noah Tuleja

MHC resident playwright Jonathan Yukich puts an inventive, contemporary spin on this classic legend. As the audience embarks on a tour through present day Sleepy Hollow, New York, they soon realize that there might be more truth to the spine-tingling legend than they realized! This thrilling retelling of the classic story, clashes the past with the present, the living square off with the dead and, the Headless Horseman rides again! Bring the whole family this Family and Friends weekend!

Thurs-Sat, October 22-24 at 7:30pm and Sat & Sun, October 24 & 25 at 2pm                                           

No Exit  by Jean Paul Satre, directed by Laura Donovan '13

Theatre Arts Dept. Alum Laura Donovan '13 returns to MHC to direct a classic play that considers what happens when a murderess, a coward, and a seductress are trapped together in hell. For Estelle, Garcin, and Inez, hell isn't the expected fire and brimstone torture, but rather, they find out that "hell is other people." While they are forced to endlessly replay the choices that caused them eternal damnation, the three act as each other's judges and psychological torturers in a cycle that will last for eternity.

Thurs-Sat, December 3-5 at 7:30 pm and Sun, December 6 at 2 pm