Current Season Schedule

Winter 2024

Soccer ball with logo.

Mania"
text and music by Blake Sheridan
Alternate College Theatre

March 21-23 at 7:30 p.m.
March 23-24 at 2:00 p.m.

The Pit- O'Kane 37

In this original pop/rock dark musical comedy, the hopeful Billy Higgins becomes coach of the underdog all-boys Dinosaur soccer team and takes on his archnemesis Bruce Summers, coach of the notably more accomplished Meteors. This archetypal, comical, and crippling underdog story turns sour as the irritated parents take the game seriously to the utmost degree, players get injured, and a demon from hell, disguised as the Referee, releases hallucinogens in the park. When up against the supernatural, and the boys' soccer game turns into a parental life-or-death match, the Dinosaurs and Meteors face off in a fight for their lives and their children's lives. Inspired by Kicking and Screaming (Jesse Dylan, 2005) and Black Friday (Starkid, 2019).

Tickets $5 HC Community / $10 General Public
Cash at the door.  Reservations suggested:  (508) 793-3536

Winter day on Washington Square, people strolling, carriages passing, the Washington Arch in the background.

 

 
 
 
 
"The Heiress"
by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz
Directed by Steve Vineberg
Department of Theatre and Dance
Boroughs Theatre - Prior Performing Arts Center
April 18-20 and 25-27, 7:30 p.m. and April 21 and 28, 2:00 p.m.
 
The Goetzes turned Henry James’s celebrated late-nineteenth-century novella Washington Square into a classic American play.  Set in the Manhattan of the 1840s, it is a psychological portrait of Catherine Sloper, a young woman of means whose shyness and awkwardness are a continual source of frustration for her widowed father, who still basks in his undimmed memories of her luminous, accomplished mother.  When Catherine is courted by – and falls madly in love with – a handsome young man without money of his own, her father objects to the match on the grounds that her suitor can only be a fortune hunter.  The play is an unusual and complex coming-of-age story about the consequences of living without love.
 
Tickets $20 General Public; $15 HC Community
available online at https://priorperformingartscenter.holycross.edu