October Co-Curricular Events
A WORKSHOP PRODUCTION
Thursday and Friday, October 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 10 at *
2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 11 at 2 p.m.
BLACK THEATER ENSEMBLE
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (new window)
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Caitlin Ouano (COL ’17)
Produced by Taylor Oster (COL ’17)
In this workshop production of a new comedy from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Ruined, Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is a seventy-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come. Contains adult themes.
WALSH BLACK BOX THEATRE
*Please note that the 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 10 has been cancelled.
Sunday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
GU Improv Association 20th Anniversary Gala (new window)
This special anniversary event features Georgetown improv Association alumni from the past 20 years.
GONDA THEATRE, DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Thursday-Saturday, October 15-17 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday, October 21-24 at 8 p.m.
MASK AND BAUBLE DRAMATIC SOCIETY
All My Sons (new window)
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Zoe Novak (COL ‘17)
Produced by Elly Straske (COL’16)
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons examines postwar America through the experiences of the prominent Keller family. The Kellers’ relationship with their neighbors, the Deevers, becomes more and more tested as facts from the war come into the foreground. Miller deftly explores the past of each family to unveil their present conflicts; the drama grapples with themes of postwar identity, parenthood, loss, guilt, and the American Dream. All My Sons established Miller as a dominant voice in American theatre, bringing his captivating, resonant, and electric prose to life.
POULTON HALL, STAGE III
Saturday, October 17 at 9 p.m.
GU Improv Show (new window)
The Georgetown Improv Association invites you to a night of unscripted, unrehearsed, and unbelievable improvised comedy. Inspired by audience suggestions and interactions, this improv show relies on the quick wit and active minds of our performers.
Contains adult themes
BULLDOG ALLEY, LEAVEY CENTER
Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m and 8 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday, October 28-31 at 8 p.m.
afterlife: a ghost story (new window)
Written by Steve Yockey
Directed by Mollie Rodgers (COL ‘17)
Produced by Joong Won Pyo (MSB ‘18)
A ghost story in the most literal sense, afterlife follows married couple Danielle as they prepare their beachfront home for an impending storm. But when the storm rolls in faster than expected, it may be too late for the them to escape the haunting world of unsent letters, unexpected snow, unfinished sand castles, unrelenting birds, and unforgettable loss that threatens to swallow the pair forever. Contains adult themes and language.
DEVINE STUDIO THEATRE, DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Friday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
GU CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Bling Mida$ (new window)
Written by Bryan J. Finnigan
Directed by Elizabeth Cortes-Mateo (COL ‘18)
Produced by Sarika Ramaswamy (COL ‘18)
Bling Midas has everything: a loving daughter, loyal servants, an entire kingdom under his influence. But it isn’t enough. Enter Sam O’Neal, a fast-talking door-to-door salesman who grants Bling the ability to turn anything he touches into gold. He touches a spoon…gold. He pets the cat…gold. He rents a movie…Goldfinger. With a quick signature at the bottom of a contract, Bling Midas gets his dream…that quickly turns into a nightmare.
McNEIR AUDITORIUM, NEW NORTH BUILDING
Saturday, October 31 from 2-7 p.m.
Hoyaween Bboy Jam (new window)
Hoya Break Squad is very excited to host Georgetown University’s very first breakdancing competition – also known as a Bboy Jam. HBS welcomes bboys and bgirls from the DMV area and beyond to join us on this festive night to celebrate the heart and soul of urban hip-hop. Contestants will compete in teams of 2 vs. 2. For those who are not too familiar with the breakdancing scene, this is a great event to venture with your friends. Come watch! We love to have you. And of course, in the spirit of Halloween, feel free to come with your most outrageous costumes and ready to release your inner funk.
McSHAIN LOUNGE, McCARTHY BUILDING