2013-14 Season

Fall Semester

The Mandrake

by Niccolo Machiavelli, translated by Wallace Shawn, directed by Roger Babb

The Mandrake (1517) is a very funny play about sex, power, gender and deceit. It is performed more than any other play of the Italian Renaissance because it continues to provoke laughter and because of its controversial and contemporary subject matter. Machiavelli artfully confuses the boundaries of what we consider to be oppositions:  good and bad, virtue and vice, man and woman. Many refer to Machiavelli as evil and wicked and others argue that he is a pragmatist who describes the world as it is, not as it should be. Spectators are invited to consider various interpretations as they are being entertained by Shawn's 1977 translated.

Rooke Theatre 
Thurs-Sat, November 14-16 at 8 pm
Sun, November 17 at 2 pm

For reservations 413-538-2406 or email: rookeboxoffice@gmail.com.
Ticket prices: $5. general / $3. students & senior citizens. Box office is staffed beginning Nov. 11, M-F, 3-6 pm and one hour prior to performance.

Voicemail reservations accepted beginning October 16. Please speak slowly--spell your last name and leave a phone number, as all reservations are confirmed.

All reserved tickets must be picked up one half-hour prior to the performance.

Spring Semester 

The Musical, Rent

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts proudly announces its spring 2014 show, the critically acclaimed musical that won the Tony Award for Best Musical, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and delighted audiences for 12 years on Broadway… RENT!

Based on Puccini’s opera La Bohème, this moving, contemporary rock musical takes place in the East Village of NYC and celebrates the lives of a group of young artists and musicians struggling to survive, create and make sense of an imperfect world. Don’t miss this musical theatre phenomenon about friendship, love and the value of life:  Rent.

music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, directed by Noah Tuleja

Rooke Theatre
Thurs-Sat, April 3, 4, 5 and Fri & Sat, April 11 & 12 at 8 pm and Sun, April 6 & 13 at 2 pm

For reservations 413-538-2406 or email: rookeboxoffice@gmail.com.
Ticket prices: general seating -- $10/$5 students & senior citizens. Box office is staffed, beginning Monday, March 31, M-F, 3-6 pm and one hour prior to performance.

Voicemail reservations accepted. Please speak slowly--spell your last name and leave a phone number, as all reservations are confirmed.

All reserved tickets must be picked up one half-hour prior to the performance.