Our 2018 – 2019 season kicks off with our full production of the winner of the first-ever Rice Writers PlayFest, Yukon Breakfast, by Rice junior Matthew Pittard.
A modern-day take on Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, this play examines what is means to be human, especially in regards to the relationships we forge. What if someone created Frankenstein today, way out in the Alaskan wilderness? What would they do? How would people react to them?
Performances will at 8 pm from November 15th to November 17th at Hamman Hall. Yukon Breakfast will be directed by Rice senior Nonie Hillard. Tickets are free and do not require reservations, but cash donations will be accepted at the door.
In the spring, we will be producing Silent Sky, a marvelous one act by Lauren Gunderson. Silent Sky tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, a brilliant woman who worked as a “computer” – not unlike the women in Hidden Figures – at the Harvard Astronomy Lab in the early 1900s. Gunderson’s play exploes Henrietta’s love of the stars, how she fought to have her voice heard in the male-centric laboratory, and how her research led to discoveries we are still talking about today.
Performances will be at 8 pm April 5th, 6th, and 11th – 13th with a matinee performance at 3:00 pm on April 7th. Tickets are free and do not require reservations, but cash donations will be accepted at the door.