Fall 2011 Season
At Suffolk University's Modern Theatre

The Fall season at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University will feature innovative performances, classic films and conversations with celebrated artists. This marks The Modern's second season.

The following offerings will be part of the Fall 2011 Season:


"Mortal Terror"
Co-produced with Boston Playwright’s Theatre
September 15 – October 2
By Robert Brustein
Directed by Daniela Varon
With Stafford Clark-Price, Ken Cheeseman, Michael Hammond, Jeremiah Kissel, John Kuntz, Dafydd ap Rees, Georgia Lyman, and Christopher James Webb.
William Shakespeare, trapped by political intrigue, violence and betrayal, is coerced by King James to create the ultimate instrument of propaganda: "Macbeth."
"Mortal Terror" is the second piece in a trilogy of plays about the life and work of Shakespeare by Robert Brustein, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Suffolk University and recent National Medal of Arts recipient.

Co-produced with Goethe-Institut Boston and Non-Event
October 15
Boston’s experimental and new music series Non-Event brings sound artist Robert Hampson’s acclaimed project, "Main" to The Modern. This intriguing work includes material derived from field recordings, electronics and pure sound design, mixed with Stephan Mathieu’s beautiful spectral work for stringed instruments, organs and radios.

"Doctor Faustus"
November 17 – November 20
By Christopher Marlowe
Directed by David R. Gammons
Elliot Norton-award-winning director David R. Gammons and Suffolk University students adapt the classic thriller about a demented genius who strikes a terrifying bargain with the Devil. Gammons is a visiting lecturer in the Suffolk University Theatre Department.

"Casa Patas"
November 29
Suffolk University welcomes back Madrid’s premiere presenters of Flamenco and Flamenco fusion featuring José Barrios, an ensemble of Spanish flamenco artists and an American special guest.


Shakespeare In America
Robert Brustein Presents: Oskar Eustis and Jenny Gersten
September 23
Inspired "Mortal Terror," Robert Brustein discusses the future of Shakespeare production in America with the artistic directors of two of the country’s foremost theatre companies: Oskar Eustis of New York’s Public Theater, and Jenny Gersten of the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Christopher Durang: A Conversation with the Playwright
October 6
The Suffolk University Theatre Department welcomes acclaimed playwright and actor Christopher Durang for a conversation with Robert Brustein. Durang’s plays have been produced on and off Broadway as well as nationally and internationally. He is an Obie and Tony award winner as well as a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

A Celebration of David Ferry
December 1
The Suffolk University literary community, along with Boston writers, celebrate the life and work of acclaimed poet David Ferry, known for five books of his own poetry and acclaimed translations of the Gilgamesh epic, Horace and Virgil including his most recent translation of Virgil’s Aeneid.


"The Jazz Singer"
Co-produced with the Boston Preservation Alliance
October 18
In 1928, the Modern Theatre was the first Boston movie house to premiere "The Jazz Singer," Hollywood’s breakthrough “talkie.” Suffolk University and Boston Preservation Alliance team up to showcase this classic film as they celebrate the first anniversary of the restored Modern Theatre.

Dead Reckoning - Champlain in America
Film and conversation with Frank Christopher
October 25
Frank Christopher is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award-winning documentary filmmaker. His film "Dead Reckoning – Champlain in America" is a fully animated, historical account of Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of North America.

Shakespeare On Film: "Macbeth"
Date To Be Announced
Audiences who might want a refresher on "Macbeth" before attending Robert Brustein’s "Mortal Terror" in September have the perfect opportunity to see Roman Polanski’s classic film on the Modern’s big screen.

All programming subject to change.

The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University is the newest performance space in the Washington Street Theater District. The grand facade of the historic theater, Boston’s first designed specifically for showing movies, has been painstakingly restored and reconstructed as part of the Modern Theatre and residence hall development. Inside, an intimate 185-seat jewel-box theater showcases central design elements that are a modernization of some of the most distinctive historic features of the 1914 theater.

For tickets to "Mortal Terror" call 866-811-4111 or visit www.moderntheatre.com. Tickets for all other events go on sale September 1, 2011.

-- OnStage Boston



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