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Columbia Stages Presents OUR TOWN and BLUE WINDOW

Columbia Stages is proud to present Columbia University's graduating class of MFA actors, appearing in a pair of thesis productions at the home of Classic Stage Company. This year, director Tyne Rafaeli looks at Thornton Wilder's seminal American classic, Our Town, through a universal lens, and director Ken Rus Schmoll brings us Craig Lucas' 1987 meditation on connection and loneliness in the big city, Blue Window.

A re-examination of an American classic, this production of Our Town draws on Columbia's diverse, international theatrical community to investigate the fundamental question of the piece, and of our time: how do we define our communities, and how do we live in them?

A verbal symphony of life, love, and loss, Blue Window explores the unique loneliness we can feel in one of the world's most populous cities. Libby, for her own secret reasons, has invited six disparate friends to her place for dinner and drinks. As their conversations meander and drift, they begin to open up to one another...but can you ever really know anyone?

The acting theses will premiere at 136 E 13th Street and run for two consecutive weekends: November 11-14, 18-21. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

East 13th Street Theater: 136 E. 13th Street New York, NY 10003


Wednesday November 11 @ 8:00pm

Friday November 13 @ 2:00pm
Saturday November 14 @ 2:00pm
Thursday November 19 @ 8:00pm
Saturday November 21 @ 8:00pm

Tickets: $15/ $5 Seniors/ FREE with Student ID (enter code: "STUDENT").

Ticketing Info:

Blue Window

By Craig Lucas

NOVEMBER 12-21, 2015

Venue: East 13th Street? ?Theater

136 E. 13th Street

New York, NY 10003


Thursday November 12 @ 8:00pm

Saturday November 14 @ 8:00pm
Wednesday November 18 @ 8:00pm
Friday November 20 @ 8:00pm
Saturday November 21 @ 2:00pm

Tickets: $15/ $5 Seniors/ FREE with Student ID (enter code: "STUDENT").

Ticketing Info:

About Columbia Stages:

Columbia Stages is the producing arm of the Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies at Columbia University School of the Arts. Columbia Stages presents annually a season of graduate actor and director productions as well as a festival of new plays by emerging playwrights. The Theatre Program at Columbia University School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in: Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Stage Management, and Theatre Management & Producing. For more information about the Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Program visit

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