Drama / Theatre

Masque and the Department of Humanities and Arts Presents

Six Characters In Search Of An Author

B-term '10

by Luigi Pirandello

directed by Joel Sutherland

produced by Tristan Spoor

November 18 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Little Theatre

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Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters In Search Of An Author shocked audiences at its 1921 premiere, inciting not only a riot in the streets but a revolution in Western theatrical thought. Pirandello's innovative drama called into question the purpose of theatre, the conventions of theatrical narrative, and even the truth of human existence, all the while exploring the sordid secrets of a mysterious family.

This winter, Pirandello's most renowned work comes to WPI for the first time in a new adaptation written especially for the Little Theatre by Ben LaVerriere ('11). In this fresh and exciting treatment, Pirandello's famous Characters are thrust into the reality of twenty-first century America. Nevertheless, the search for meaning and identity is just as urgent and just as intriguing as it was nearly a century ago in Italy.


Father: Bryan Rickard
Mother: Anika Blodgett
Son: Alex Rock
Stepdaughter: Laura Fischer
Madam Pace: Monolina Binny
Director: Steven Vessella
Stage Manager: Tony Guerra
Lighting Designer: Hunter Putsky
Costumer: Giovanna Olson
Electrician: Andrew Smith
Actors: Joey Chipman, Alex Geyster, Sarah Beth Johnson, Marissa Norton

Tickets: $5 at the door; reservations taken in the Campus Center

Show contact: tickets@wpi.edu

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