Main Stage Shows

The Butler Did It?
By Zack Gulinello with Conor Gay
Spring 2015

As part of a class project, a group of students needs to meet with an expert in the field of body image. They have no choice when their only respondent, Dr. Stento, invites them to dinner at her home. Like any group project, hostility builds between the members. Unlike most group projects, this one ends in murders!

By Aristophanes
Fall 2014 
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First presented in 411 BC, this ancient comedy concerns the efforts of Lysistrata, an Athenian woman, to persuade the other women to join together in a strike against the men of Greece, denying them sex until they’ve agreed to put down their arms and end the disastrous wars between Athens and Sparta.

When the strike begins, and the men respond, the comedic battle of the sexes that ensues makes this spirited play one of the most enjoyable classics. In it, Aristophanes employs a mixture of shrewd logic and raffish humor that fully exploits the rich comic potential of the story and its underlying antiwar sentiment.

Ditched for a Witch
A Comedy by Conor Gay and Zack Gulinello
Spring 2014 
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“Ditched for a Witch” focuses on the disjointed nature of the Northeastern co-op experience. In the comedy, one of three roommates gets a surprise co-op in Japan and leaves the other two to deal with a new living companion. The two roommates not only need to deal with the sudden distance between their friendship, they must also handle the strangely behaved replacement. The new roommate is so out of the ordinary they begin to surmise he is a witch. Watch these two grow accustom to their new environment and investigate if their friend has been ditched for a witch.

The Laramie Project
by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Fall 2013 
The Laramie Project is a play in three acts which explores how a community reacted to the tragic beating, torture, and eventual death of a gay resident of Laramie, Wyoming – Matthew Shepard. Based on over 200 interviews that the members of the Tectonic Theater Project conducted with the residents of Laramie, this intensely truthful show covers topics such as homophobia, acts of tremendous violence, the role that the media plays in tragic events, and what it takes for a community to come to terms with the hatred that exists within it.

by Miranda Paquet with contributions from Matthew LaBroad and Jen Wheaton
Spring 2013 
This comical piece follows several Northeastern students as they attend a typical college party. Using the party and events that follow, SH!TSHOW looks at interpersonal relationships between roommates, friends and romantic interests. This piece presents a witty and realistic microcosm of modern student life, both academic and social.

In the Next Room: The Vibrator Play
by Sarah Ruhl
Fall 2012
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“In the Next Room” is a hilarious and heartfelt exploration of the advent of the vibrator, first used as a medical instrument to cure women diagnosed with “hysteria” in the late 1800s Victorian Era.

Power Play
Spring 2012
“Powerplay” is  a collection of student written plays centered around the theme of violence.

by David Auburn
Fall 2011
Proof centers around the character of Catherine and the recent death of her father, Robert, a professor at the University of Chicago and a mathematical genius who suffered from mental illness. Catherine cared for Robert throughout his lengthy illness and now struggles with her own demons regarding her mathematical genius and potentially inherited mental illness. The play also features Claire, Catherine’s sister, and Hal, a former student of Robert’s, who wishes to honor the genius of his deceased professor.

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!
by James Wood, Miranda Paquet, and Matt LaBroad
Spring 2011
“Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!” is a show that addresses issues surrounding coming out, bullying, and being gay in today’s world in a refreshingly humorous and real way.

How I Learned to Drive 
by Paula Vogel
Fall 2010
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The play concerns an affair between its protagonist, named Li’l Bit, and her uncle Peck. The affair takes place over the course of years, with the character of Li’l Bit maturing from age eleven to eighteen before she puts an end to it. In spite of the serious situation, there are many comical elements of the play, which avoids the expected condemnation of this situation to look at the basic humanity that binds these two characters. It uses innovative staging techniques to fade from one time frame to another and one place to the next.

Sexts from Last Night
Spring 2010

We’ve all sent texts that we regret, but you’ve never seen texts like this 😉
See The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of relationships, friendships, and dating, and how texting can be your best friend, and your worst enemy.