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
The following offerings will be part of the Fall 2011 Season:
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:
"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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
"The Jazz Singer"
Co-produced with the Boston Preservation Alliance
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
Dead Reckoning - Champlain in America
Film and conversation with Frank Christopher
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.