Drama & Dance

Current Season

Fall 2021 performances are open only to members of the Hofstra community (students, faculty, staff) with a current Pride pass.

Please arrive on time and note that attendees are to wear masks indoors in all public settings.

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.

And this 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.


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.


April 8-24

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The Amateurs

Directed by Christopher Dippel
An intrepid troupe of pageant players races across medieval Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death. This wildly inventive and funny new work examines the evolution of  human creativity in a dark age: When does a crisis destroy us, and when does it open new frontiers?


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.


May 6-9

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The Student Rep

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