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2016-17 Theatre Season

The history of Theatre at Elmira College dates back well over 100 years. Included in each season are a dramatic work, a comedy, and a major musical, with additional works chosen to create a well-rounded and entertaining series.

All productions offer performances Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. The performances are free of charge and open to the community. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. 

The Frogs
October 13 to 16, 2016 - Gibson Theatre
The Frogs
, which follows Heracles (Hercules) as he travels to the underworld to bring one of Greece’s great Greek playwrights back to the living world, combines traditional slapstick and low comedy with what is considered by many, the world’s first commentary on dramatic literature.

The Frogs

A Delicate Balance
December 8 to 11, 2016 - Watson Arena
A Delicate Balance, which has been referred to as the play about “undefined terror,” is in reality a deeply moving play about fear, loss, and the escape from reality. This play is from the same author who gave us Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Zoo Story, and Three Tall Women.

A Delicate Balance

Informed Consent
February 9 to 12, 2017 - Gibson Theatre
Informed Consent, from Deborah Zoe Laufer, considers the ethics of genetic research upon Native American peoples. As The New York Times suggested, the play “raises provocative questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.”

Informed Consent

A Gown For His Mistress
March 30 to April 2, 2017 - Watson Arena 
A Gown For His Mistress
, is a true French farce, with mistaken identities, unforeseen occurrences, and farcical abandon. Playwright Georges Feydeau’s plays have delighted Parisian and worldwide audiences for over 100 years.

A Gown for His Mistress

Seesaw
May 25 to 28, 2017 - Gibson Theatre
Seesaw, based upon William Gibson’s classic Two for the Seesaw, is a bright and brassy musical comedy about a wonderfully mismatched pair who must, inevitably, find one another.

Seesaw