Theatre Productions

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Theatre Department
David Ledoux, Asst. Professor of Theatre
David.Ledoux@BristolCC.edu
774.357.3748

777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
H126
 


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2022-2023 Productions

Please join the Bristol Community College Theatre Program for exciting productions throughout the upcoming year!

The theatre program’s theme for the 2022/2023 season is derived from the Bristol OneBook* selection “The Good Ancestor” by Roman Krznaric and asks, “How do the choices we make now affect those who will live long after we are gone?” and “Can humanity overcome our shortsighted tendencies and solve some of the biggest problems our species have ever faced?”

Admission to all Bristol Theatre productions below is General Public: $15; Bristol Faculty/Staff & Non-Bristol Students: $10; Bristol Students: $5; Children under 13: Free. Not all productions may be appropriate for children under 13. Tickets can be purchased via online links below (coming soon). No cash payment for tickets will be accepted. Your email receipt is your ticket to the show.

*As part of the Bristol’s OneBook Project, faculty, staff and students come together to read the same book, and participate in a wide array of campus events related to that book.

Please note: Bristol students and community members who are attending indoor events must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as defined by the Policy, or have a valid accommodation for COVID-19. Please visit BristolCC.edu/visitorvaccinationpolicy for more information.

The Travelersthe travelers poster

November 17 - 19, 2022, 7 p.m. 
Studio Theatre (Room H128, H building), Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center | Bristol Fall River Campus

Synopsis: “The Travelers” is a devised performance piece written by its cast and inspired by the Maori proverb - Walking Backwards into The Future with Eyes Fixed on The Past  combining the actors’ individual stories with material from a wide range of writers, artists, spiritual and world leaders, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ernest Hemingway, the Buddha, Bob Marley, and Winnie the Pooh.

"The Travelers" Ticket Sales

After the Blastafter the blast poster

February 16 - 18, 2023, 7 p.m. 
Directed by Brien Lang 
Studio Theatre (Room H128, H building), Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center | Bristol Fall River Campus

Synopsis: Set in a future where the surface of the Earth is uninhabitable, humans now live underground where fertility is closely regulated and the world above is simulated via an implant. Anna and Oliver, born several generations after the move underground, have one final hope to have a baby.

"After the Blast" Ticket Sales

Urinetownurinetown poster

April 13 - 15, 2023, 7 p.m. 
Directed by Elizabeth Bettencourt 
Main Stage Theatre (H building), Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center | Bristol Fall River Campus

Synopsis: Winner of multiple awards, including three Tony Awards, “Urinetown” is set 20 years into a devastating drought. With a government ban on private toilets, people must now pay to use public amenities, while the corporation UGC has taken full advantage of the crisis. In this hilarious musical satire on corporate greed, environmental disaster and our legal system, “Urinetown” asks the question, Is it a right or a privilege to pee? The production features music and lyrics from Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis.

"UrinEtown" Ticket Sales

Julius Caesarjulius caesar poster

May 24 - 25 and May 31 - June 1, 2023 
Directed by Don Mays 
Location TBD

Synopsis: Shakespeare’s classic “Julius Caesar” brings us back to our ancestors in ancient Rome. A populace is unable to see reality through a cloud of manipulation. A leader abandoning democratic norms. A revolution becoming confused and corrupted. A powerful country in the initial stages of a great decline. The Bristol Theatre program completes the 2022/2023 season “walking backward into the future, with eyes fixed on the past”.

"Julius Caesar" Ticket Sales

Bristol’s Theatre program is an Associate in Arts in liberal arts & sciences that provides hands-on training and experience, allowing students to learn and refine their craft as they perform. Students can smoothly transfer to a four-year institution or seek work in the performing arts. In addition to teaching history, literature and art, studying theatre also provides interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.

For more about Bristol theatre production, workshops and discussions, please regularly visit  www.bristolcc.edu/theatre or contact Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Theatre David Ledoux by emailing David.Ledoux@BristolCC.edu or by calling 774.357.3748


2022 Spring Productions

Our TownOur Town

June 9 - 11
Taunton Center Theatre | 2 Hamilton Street, Taunton, MA 02780

Bristol’s Theatre program will hosted its production of Our Town from Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11, 2022. It was the Bristol Theatre program's first production in the campus theatre at the college's Taunton Center, 2 Hamilton Street, Taunton, MA 02780.

Bristol presented Thornton Wilder's great American classic about life in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. This profound and deeply moving play follows the residents of the fictional New England town in their "growing up, and in their marrying, and in their living, and in their dying."

Please note: Bristol students and community members who are attending indoor events must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as defined by the Policy, or have a valid accommodation for COVID-19. Please visit BristolCC.edu/visitorvaccinationpolicy for more information.

No cash payment for tickets will be accepted. Your email receipt is your ticket to the show.

 

For more information contact Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Theatre David Ledoux by emailing David.Ledoux@BristolCC.edu or by calling 774.357.3748

 

Pippin

PippinApril 7 - 9 
Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center Main Stage Theatre (H Building) | Fall River Campus

In this odyssey of self-discovery, young Prince Pippin searches for meaning and satisfaction in his life. This magical, musical classic follows Pippin on his quest through war, murder, temptation and love as he attempts to find his “Corner of the Sky.”

The collaborative production was directed by Elizabeth Bettencourt, Assistant Artistic Director of New Bedford Festival Theatre. The production also included musical direction from Dan Monte, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and choreography by Brooklyn Toli, Assistant Professor of Theater at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Book by Roger O. Hirson. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

For more information about Bristol Theatre’s production of “Pippin,” please contact Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Theatre David Ledoux by emailing David.Ledoux@BristolCC.edu or by calling 774.357.3748.

 

Romeo and Juliet

February 17 - 19
Studio Theatre | Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center, Room H128 | Fall River Campus

Two star-crossed lovers take their life! Bristol Theatre Program presents this reimagined classic in a fresh new production that looks at how living in a polarized world, ruled by hot headed passion, breeds violence. Presented in our studio space, with a livestream for remote viewing, this will be an intimate and modern take on a timeless story.

The production was live-streamed on the Bristol Theatre program YouTube channel.

For more information about Bristol Theatre’s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” please contact Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Theatre David Ledoux by emailing David.Ledoux@BristolCC.edu or by calling 774.357.3748.


2021 Productions

One Who Disappears

November 18 - 20
Studio Theatre | Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center, Room H128 | Fall River Campus

Bristol Community College’s Theatre program is proud to announce its first production since the pandemic. Bristol’s original ensemble-devised production titled, “One Who Disappears,” premiered from Thursday, November 18, to Saturday, November 20.

The production was live-streamed on the Bristol Theatre program YouTube channel.

Brief Synopsis: The “One Who Disappears” is piece of theatre written, designed and acted by Bristol students. The Bristol Theatre Program presents this world premiere as both a live, in-person production, and a live-stream on the Bristol Theatre Program YouTube channel. A group of souls enter an afterlife purgatory. They struggle to come to terms with the hatred, guilt, and resentment from their lives. Each lost soul must ask themselves, how do we let go of those things that are the source of our suffering? And what lies on the other side of letting go?

For more information about Bristol Theatre’s production of “One Who Disappears,” please contact Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Theatre David Ledoux by emailing David.Ledoux@bristolcc.edu or by calling 774.357.3748.


Stay tuned for more exciting productions and programming brought to you by the Bristol Theatre Program.