Skidmore Theater Announces Fall 2018 Season

Announcing Skidmore College Theater's Fall 2018 Season:

Moisés Kaufman's

33 Variations

Directed by Marie Glotzbach

Performances: October 12 -14 + 16-20 at 8pm (Sunday Matinee at 2pm)

BLACK BOX THEATER, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater on the Skidmore College Campus

In 1819, fledgling publisher Anton Diabelli commissioned 50 composers to write a variation on a waltz he had created. Beethoven rejected the invitation, dismissing Diabelli's waltz as ordinary. He then changed his mind and created not one but 33 variations on Diabelli's theme.

Why? Why would a composer at the height of his powers become obsessed with such an insignificant little waltz, and build a major work on it? Kaufman's play weaves Beethoven's artistic journey with that of Katherine, a contemporary musicologist wrestling to pin down the source of the composer's fascination with the simple waltz. Deciphering clues left behind in Beethoven's notebooks and letters, Katherine delves into his compositional process and daily life, finding even greater insight into her own obsession with genius.

Julia May Jonas's

We used to wear bonnets & Get high all the time

Directed by Julia May Jonas

Performances: November 16-18 + 29-30 And December 1-2 at 8pm (Sunday Matinees at 2pm)

MAINSTAGE THEATER, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater on the Skidmore College Campus

A 1890's factory becomes a 1940's photography studio becomes a 1990's live/work space becomes a present-day cultural landmark. A response play to Eugene O'Neil's Long Day's Journey Into Night with an all-female cast, We Use To Wear Bonnets & Get High All the Time is a multi-disciplinary theatrical exploration of inherited trauma, addiction and inter-generational forces beyond our control, as well as an inquiry into how families can become institutions.

Tickets: $12 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. SEATING IS LIMITED. To get tickets, visit our website at theater.skidmore.edu, email our Box Office at boxoffice@skidmore.edu, or call our Box Office at 518-580-5439. For group sales, please contact Sarah Marlin at publicity@skidmore.edu.

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