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Upcoming: 

 

At The Wedding

You are cordially invited to the worst night of Carlo's life. In Bryna Turner's darkly hilarious and bittersweet 2022 comedy, Carlo is our miserable guide through her ex-girlfriend's wedding to a man, steadily drinking her way through conversations with a parade of other guests who have agendas, regrets, and secret heartbreaks of their own. Turner takes the familiar trappings of a wedding and uses them to build something surprising and new- according to the playwright, "a queer woman’s journey from radical despair to radical hope over the course of a single evening”. Swarthmore's production, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting Jude Sandy, features tour-de-force performances by Eva Nahass '24 as Carlo and Rose Palmieri '24 as nearly everyone else.

We're inviting our audience to arrive dressed to impress! What do you wish you could wear to the most fun wedding ever? For the opening night performance, we will have a photographer in the lobby before the show to capture your amazing outfits!

Content considerations: Alcohol and alcoholism, depression and suicidal ideation, heartbreak, balloons, and gentle audience participation for those sitting in the front row.

 

Fri Feb 23rd @ 8 pm / Sat Feb 24th @ 2 pm & 8 pm / Sun Feb 25th @ 2 pm 

Frear Ensemble Theater 
Reserve tickets here

Queerness and Marriage

In conjunction with opening night of Swarthmore Theater Department's production of contemporary queer play "At The Wedding", Swarthmore Director of Gender & Sexuality Initiatives Paige Jennings joins us for a talk on the history of the fight for marriage equality in the LGBTQ+ community. What does marriage mean for those who were once excluded from it? How are we re-making the institution of marriage for the modern world? Paige will give a brief lecture, followed by a conversation with Jude Sandy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting and director of "At The Wedding". 

Friday, Feb 23 / 6-7 pm  / Kohlberg 228

 

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