The Wellesley College Theatre Dept welcomes:

Award-winning playwright, novelist, and performer Charles Busch 

March 12 at 4:30 ~ Rugh Nagel Jones Theatre in Alumnae Hall.  

FREE! and open to the public.  
A reception will follow after the conversation with Charles.
 
For information call the Box Office @ 781-283-2000
 
CHARLES BUSCH is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom; one of the longest running plays in the history of Off-Broadway. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for777 performances on Broadway, won the Outer Circle Critics’ John L. Gassner Award for playwriting and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. He wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays, Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival. For two seasons, he appeared as Nat Ginzburg on the HBO series OZ and is the author of the auto-biographical novel Whores of Lost Atlantis. He has directed two films; the Showtime short subject, Personal Assistant, and a feature, A Very Serious Person, which won an honorable mention at the Tribeca Film Festival. Due to his love and knowledge of film and theatre history, he has appeared in numerous documentaries for Turner Classic Movies and has lectured and conducted master classes at many colleges and universities including NYU, Harvard, UCLA and Amherst College. In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright and was given a star on the Playwrights Walk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. He is also the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Lady in Question is Charles Busch.  He is a graduate of Northwestern University. Charlesbusch.com 

Wellesley College UPSTAGE presents:

The Lion in Winter  by James Goldman

Directed by Mara Palma '15

Thursday March, 5 - Sunday March, 8

Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre @ 7pm

FREE for Wellesley Students, $5 General Admission

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman dramatizes an imagined conversation between King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine over which of their three sons, Richard, Geoffrey, and John, will inherit the English throne. On a wintry evening in 12th century Chignon, France, the British royal family has gathered under one roof to celebrate the Christmas season by maneuvering and negotiating the terms of kingly succession. A battle of wits and words ensues, blurring the lines between right and might, love and hate, and the personal and the political. Tensions rise as the characters strike deals with, make promises to, and declare war on one another.

 

 

 

Wellesley College Theatre presents: 

The Home Front: Women's voices From the Great War by Sarah Barton and Nora Hussey

Directed by Nora Hussey

April 9-12, 2015

Thursday and Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday at 2pm

Diana Chapman Walsh Auditorium 

 

(World premiere): In song, story, and music, the experiences of women in World War I come to vivid life. In an environmental setting, the performance space is reimagined and audiences are transported to the sights and sounds of the war that changed the world. 

For more information, please call the box office at 781.283.2000.

 

 

 

             

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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