A cardinal red background with a line drawing of a rock in white with the word "CAVE" above it in white.
Start: November 10, 2022 7:30 p.m.
End: November 10, 2022 9:30 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Building Recital Hall

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Please note: For the 2022-2023 season, all productions usually produced in the Cave Theatre, AC 007, will be performed in Recital Hall, AR 217, across the hall from the David Owsley Museum of Art. Please use the Riverside Avenue entrance; an elevator is available to access the second floor.

The Fall Cave Theatre Series will include 3 one-acts running in rep with 2 titles included in each performance. This show will feature Ludlow Fair and Trifles.

Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall, AR 217

  • November 5-12 at 7:30 pm
  • November 6 at 2:30 pm

TRIFLES

Written by Susan Glaspell

Directed by Alaina Moore

  • November 5-7, 9-10, 12 at 7:30 pm

Trifles is unusually powerful and effective, and gives fine roles for two good actresses. The wife of a strangled farmer is arrested on suspicion. While officers and neighbors are searching the old farmhouse for evidence, two women friends discover a slain canary and a broken cage. This evidence can prove the wife guilty, but by keeping her secret, they free her. An American classic by one of the original members of the Provincetown Playhouse, where this play was premiered.

LUDLOW FAIR

Written by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Erin Takahashi

  • November 5, 7-8, 10-11 at 7:30 pm
  • November 6 at 2:30 pm

In the words of the Village Voice, this “…is a bedtime story about two girl roommates. Rachel is glamorous, fast-living, sometimes lost in her own self-dramatizations; Agnes is plain, matter-of-fact, her shyness masked by a kooky personality. The play is ostensibly about Rachel: She turned her latest boyfriend in to the police when he stole from her, and now she is remorseful—now she decides she is in love with him. Agnes tries to cheer her up with wisecracks, then tries to rekindle her self-awareness, and finally Rachael goes to sleep. Agnes is left alone, thinking about her lunch date with the boss’ disappointing son tomorrow. And suddenly it is her play, the realist is the true romantic. Agnes’ unprepossessing but real emotions outweigh Rachel’s trumped-up, self-indulgent flourishes, and suddenly the play is simple and moving.”

THREE MORE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Written by Caryl Churchill

Directed by Lily Weidenbach

  • November 6, 8-9, 11-12 at 7:30 pm
  • November 6 at 2:30 pm

Content warning: suicide, miscarriage & abuse

Using what is now Caryl Churchill's famous devise of overlapping dialogue, this one act focuses on relationships and happy endings....or can there be a happy ending?

General Public/Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors: $6 in advance, $8 at the door