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 online by visiting

“The Travelers”

November 17 to 19, 2022, at 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.

“After the Blast”

February 16 to 18, 2023, at 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.


April 13 to 15, 2023, at 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.

“Julius Caesar”

May 24 to 25 and May 31 to 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”.

Please note that Bristol Community College 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. For more information, please visit

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 or contact Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Theatre David Ledoux by emailing or by calling 774.357.3748.

*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.