Current Season

Our Country's Good

April 21 – May 1, 2016

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

1789. Transported for life to the brutal penal colony of Australia, a motley group of thieves, prostitutes, and murderers, led by an idealistic young Royal Marine, attempt to mount a production of Farquhar’s comedy, The Recruiting Officer. Based on a true story, and adapted from Thomas Keneally’s celebrated novel, The Playmaker, this acclaimed ensemble play offers a powerful testament to the founding of a nation and the redemptive power of art.

The Seagull

February 25 – March 6, 2016

by Anton Chekhov

The tragicomic first masterpiece by one of the most deeply humane artists of the modern age. Meet Arkadina, the theatre diva; her lover, Trigorin, a famous writer;  her playwright son, Konstantin, whom she keeps in penury; and Nina, the budding actress who yearns for fame. Amid combustible issues of family, class, artistic integrity, and love, the absurdity and pathos of life vie in their timeless struggle. A world classic by the revered Russian master.

The Seagull is presented for two weeks only, February 25-March 6, 2016. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2:30pm in the Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts.  Tickets and more information are available through the Cultural Events Box Office: 309-677-2650, or

Trevor Baty Yakov
Derek Baunach Medvedenko
Cody Cornwell Trigoin
Rebekah Farr The Cook
Sophia Fishkin The Maid
Sarah Heilbronner Paulina
Katey Kraemer Arkadina
Becca Laird Nina
Jeff Manus Konstantin
Kyle Peck Sorin
Aris Roberson Dorn
Maggie Sturm Masha
Derek Yeghiazarian Shamrayev
Emma Murphy Stage Manager
Katie Wilson Assistant Stage Manager
Zavier Simmons Assistant Stage Manager
Carrie Brand Technical Director/Sound Designer
Michael Castelluccio Associate Lighting Designer
Susan Felder Director
Scott Kanoff Producer
Kait Koonce Properties Master
Mark Lohman Scenic Advisor
Chad Lowell Lighting Designer
Nikki Wheeler Costume Designer
Morgan Brennan Charge Artist
Amanda Dacks Wardrobe Head
Josh Goldberg Run Crew
Taylor Hernet Publicity
Lluvia Lopez Dresser
Ryan Mitacek Sound Board Operator
Chris Noonan Light Board Operator
Alyssa Pietrzyk Assistant Costume Designer
Michelle Rice Master Electrician
Sarah Testin Hair and Makeup
Hannah Williams Dramaturg
Kendra Williams Dresser
Samantha Zucker Assistant Prop Designer

Fall Forward

December 4 - 6, 2015

Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 6 at 2:30 pm

Three advanced directing students take to the Hartmann Center mainstage this weekend for Fall Forward, a festival of one-act plays introducing a cast that includes BU’s newest performance majors.

“ Fall Forward is a new version of our longstanding New Faces event,” says BU Theatre Arts chair, Scott Kanoff. “This year, instead of presenting seven or eight 10-minute scripts directed by members of the directing class, we’re giving three senior directors the opportunity to stretch their craft by working on longer one-act plays.” The directors, Ali Pinkerton, Kiayla Jackson, and Hannah Williams, are all theatre performance majors and established actors in the department-- Pinkerton and Williams most recently in HIGH FIDELITY, and Jackson in last year’s THE MOUNTAINTOP.

The plays are Elizabeth Meriwether’s THE TRUE LOVE STORY OF MY PARENTS, in which a young artist chronicles her parents' funny, tragic, often awkward relationship-- one episode at a time; MILKY WAY AND MAIN, a new work from BU acting professor Susan Felder, in which three women try to make sense of of the world while clinging to their jobs in a dying town’s dollar store; and the acclaimed Sheila Callaghan’s STAR-CROSSED LOVERS, a wild, time-traveling version of Romeo and Juliet, with music, set in ancient Greece, 19th-century Russia, postwar France, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s U.S.A.

The Fall Forward cast features freshmen Trevor Baty, Mihret Enqubahry, Sophia Fishkin, Josh Goldberg, Lluvia Lopez, Ellie Stamper, Maggie Sturm, Katie Wilson, and Samantha Zucker, with junior Imani Hayes and guest performers Cori Anderson, Stephanie Kowalcyk. Julia Melnick, Chris Shearer, Kelsey Smith, Allison White, and Nick Wolf. Faculty designers are Mark Lohman (set) and Nikki Wheeler (costumes), joined by student designers Micael Castelluccio (lighting), Anna Gottfried (costumes), and Michelle Rice (sound).

Fall Forward is presented for three performances only, December 4-6, 2015. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2:30pm. Tickets and more information at the Cultural Events Box Office: 677-2650.

High Fidelity, The Musical

October 22 - November 1, 2015

A Rock Musical Based on the 2000 film.

Indie record store owner Rob will do anything to get his girlfriend back-- except grow up. His rock-fueled journey of discovery boasts a dazzling array of musical genres: from R & B to punk, hip-hop to country, and classic rock and roll, evoking such artists as U2, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, The Who, OutKast, Lyle Lovett, Bruce Springsteen, Percy Sledge, Nirvana, and Guns 'n Roses. A smart, hilarious rock and roll musical about life, love, and change.

Peyton McDermott Rob
Kyle Peck Dick
Aris Roberson Barry
Ali Pinkerton Laura
Imani Hayes Mohawk Girl, Ensemble
Derek Baunach TMPMITW, Ensemble
Amanda Dacks Liz
Zach Olson Ian, Ensemble
Hannah Williams Marie LaSalle
Hannah Kfoury Back Up Singer
Rebekah Farr Anna
Becca Laird Penny
Sarah Heilbronner Alison, Ensemble
Cassie Lillwitz Sarah, Ensemble
Katey Kraemer Charley, Ensemble
Emma Murphy Jackie, Ensemble
Cedric Knuth Neil Young, Bruce Spring
Scott Kanoff Director
Susie Somerville Brown Musical Director
Mark Lohman Scenic Designer
Carrie Brandt Technical Director
Ryan Mitacek Props Master
Maggie Sturm Asst Props Master
Becki Arnold Costume Designer
Anna Gottfried Asst Costume Designer
Andy Kauff Lighting Designer
Morgan Brennan Sound Designer
Kayla Sierra-Lee Asst Sound Designer
Alex Ferebee Master Electrician
Sarah Heilbronner Publicity
Becca Laird Publicity
Joel Harper Pianist
Meghan Grott Choreographer
Sarah Testin Charge Artist
Sam Zucker Charge Artist
Rachael Pell Stage Manager
Cody Cornwell Asst Stage Manager
Emily Goldman Asst Stage Manager
Katie Wilson Run Crew
Robert Stewart Run Crew
Lluvia Lopez Run Crew
Trevor Baty Follow Spot Operator
Zavier Simmons Follow Spot Operator
Clio Joyce-Daly Wardrobe Head
Taylor Hernet Dresser
Kiayla Jackson Dresser
Ellie Rhodes Light Board Operator
Morgan Brennan Sound Board Operator
Kayla Sierra-Lee Sound Board Operator