The Ithacan takes a look at Mainstage Theater’s fall season of productions.
“Safety,” an original play by the Ithaca Civic Ensemble about community-police relations, will be performed at Ithaca College at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Textor 101.
IC Greens, Ithaca College’s green party organization, will host a 24 hour-theater festival in which students will write and direct six different plays in 24 hours. The plays will be performed at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Hill Center, room 104.
On April 24–27, Ithaca will host its first fringe festival, featuring five different acts. Fringe festivals usually deliver unconventional performances.
IC Greens, Ithaca College’s Green Party, is producing a production of “The Laramie Project” and “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later,” the story of a gay college student named Matthew Shepard who was tied to a fence and beaten to death because of his sexuality on April 24–27.
From March 7–9, the Readers’ Theatre will stage a performance of Neil LaBute’s “In A Forest, Dark And Deep,” directed by Cynthia Henderson, associate professor of theater arts at Ithaca College.
Saviana Stanescu, associate professor of theater arts, wrote the play “Lenin’s Shoe,” which will be performed as a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Hangar Theatre.
Written and performed solely by Brian Dykstra, this play is less of a traditional theater piece and more of an extended rant on anything and everything pertinent to money and modern life.