Drama & Dance

Current Season

At this time, performances are open only to members of the Hofstra community (students, faculty, staff) with a current Pride Pass. Visit hofstra.edu/togetheragain for more information on health and safety protocols.


Spring 2022:

 

February 25-March 6

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The Revolutionists

Directed by Ilona Pierce
Four beautiful, badass women hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back extremist  insanity in 1793 Paris. This irreverent, girl-powered comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, and how we actually go about changing the world.

February 25 through March 6
Fridays, February 25 and March 4, at 8 p.m.
Saturdays, February 26 and March 5, at 8 p.m.
Sundays, February 27 and March 6, at 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 3, at 8 p.m.

Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus


March 11-April 3

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The Threepenny Opera

Directed by Cindy Rosenthal
Music Direction by Kerry Prep

Mack the Knife is back in town! Set in the seething underbelly of London’s East End, this masterpiece of epic theater pits the haves against the have-nots, while Macheath, the ultimate sneering anti-hero, perches in the middle of the storm.

March 11 through April 3
Fridays, March 11 and April 1, at 8 p.m.
Saturdays, March 12 and April 2, at 8 p.m.
Sundays, March 13 and April 3, at 2 p.m.

Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus


April 8-24

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Rumors by Neil Simon

Directed by Christopher Dippel
At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. (Concord Theatricals)

April 8 through April 24
Fridays, April 8 and April 22, at 8 p.m.
Saturdays, April 9 and April 23, at 8 p.m.
Sundays, April 10 and April 24, at 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, at 8 p.m.

Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus


April 28-May 1

SPRING FACULTY DANCE CONCERT

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Spring Dance Concert photo

The Spring 2022 Faculty Dance concert will feature Hofstra faculty choreographers and special guests to be announced.

April 28 through May 1
Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m.

Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus


May 6-9

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The Student Rep

An exciting festival of student acting, directing and dance, presented over four days.

May 6-9
Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 8, at 7 p.m.
Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m.

Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus

Fall 2021:

Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater

Everybody

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Directed by Kevin R. Free.

This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery – the meaning of life. A 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Read more

  • Fridays, October 1 & 8, 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays, October 2 & 9, 8 p.m.
  • Sundays, October 3 & 10, 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 7, 8 p.m.

Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare. Directed by Royston Coppenger.

The titular Scottish war-hero receives a prophecy that he will become King. Consumed with ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth takes steps to secure the crown – and seal his fate. Performed on the Hofstra Globe Stage.

  • Friday, October 29, 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays, October 30 & November 6, 8 p.m.
  • Sundays, October 31 & November 7, 2 p.m.

Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater

This Bud of Love

A One-Hour Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare. Adapted by Maureen Connolly McFeely. Directed by Rod Gomez.

This adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is an excellent introduction to Shakespeare.

  • Wednesday, November 3, 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 4, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, November 5, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 6, 2 p.m. - Special performance with the Hofstra Collegium Musicum. 

Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater

The Student Rep

An exciting festival of student acting, directing and dance.

  • Friday, November 19, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 20, at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 21, at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, November 22, at 7 p.m.

Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse

Fall Faculty Dance Concert

Featuring Hofstra faculty choreographers and special guests to be announced.

  • Thursday, December 2, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, December 3, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 4, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
  • Sunday, December 5, 2 p.m.