The Theatre & Dance Department, in collaboration with the Music Department, is pleased to present a look inside our study of Rent, the musical, on Friday, Jan 22 at 5pm. Two decades after its premiere on Broadway (and winning both a Pulitzer Prize and four Tony awards) the show’s messages of Love, Inclusion, Creativity, and Community continue to resonate today. During Fall Term, 14 students, under the guidance of Dr. Abbey Siegfried and Erin E Strong, explored the themes and messages from the show as they learned a selection of 11 songs. We will Zoom this Friday and the Company of students will share recordings of these songs as well as a look inside their journey with Rent. Come see how we lived, and continue to measure our lives, in love.
The Phillips Academy Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present our Fall Theatre Production, Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid, adapted by Constance Congdon. During her residency at Amherst College, in Amherst, MA, Congdon presented this new adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid, commissioned by the American Conservatory Theatre. The story follows Monsieur Argan, a chronic hypochondriac with piles of medical bills. Scatological hilarity ensues when Argan tries to marry off his daughter to a doctor in order to relieve himself of his fatherly duty. This production of Moliere’s excremental final play is sure to leave the audience rolling in the aisles. Performances will be held Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th at 8:00pm in Tang Theatre.
The cast of The Imaginary Invalid includes Hayden Best ’21, Nishani Clarke ’23, Melanie Garcia’22, Elyse Goncalves ’23, Kate Horton ‘22, Laura Mahaniah ‘20, Faith Monahan ’20, Carly Pearlson ’21, Karsten Rynearson’22, Abigail Scharf ’21, and Teddy Wilkin ‘20. The Imaginary Invalid is stage managed by Gaela Stewart ’20, with a run crew of Chi Igbokwe ’21, Ariana Phillips ’21, Myles Ringel ’21, and features original costume and set designs by Billy Murray and lighting designs by Brad Seymour.
Performances of The Imaginary Invalid are Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th at 8:00pm in Tang Theatre. Tickets are $5 each and may be reserved through the PA box office at 978-749-4433. Box Office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30am to 2pm, Tuesdays from 11:30am to 4pm, and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm. For more information, please visit the arts page at www.andover.edu/arts.