Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

By Ann-Marie MacDonald

Directed by Nora Hussey 

May 26 -- June 26, 2016

Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday at 2pm

All performances June 9 - 12 is a Special PAY WHAT YOU CAN show!

Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

In this exuberant comedy--and original revision of Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet--Constance Ledbelly, a drab and dusty academic, deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for tragedies, and is transported into the plays themselves. She visits Juliet and Desdemona, has a hand in saving them from the deaths the Bard had planned for them and finds out what these women are all about. In true Shakespearean spirit, Constance plunders the plays and creates something new, all the while engaging in a personal voyage of self-discovery. With an abundance of twists, fights, dances, seductions, and wild surprises, the play is an absolute joy of theatricality.

Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 for senior/student/staff and faculty. Payment can be made in the form of cash or check at the door.

To make a reservation, please call the box office at 781.283.2000. 

For disability services, contact Jim Wice at 781.283.2434. 




Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Directed by Diego Arciniegas 

Fri May 6 and Sat May 7 @ 7pm

Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

The women of Greece refuse to have sex with their husbands until they put an end to the war. 

 In this raucous, bawdy, comedy, Aristophanes takes pot shots at Ancient Greece's most formidable enemy,, the Spartans, even as he delights in hilarious comic satire lampooning marital sex.  Originally acted by men wearing phalli (yes, large penises!), a cast of Wellesley actors take their turn exploring cross (and re-cross) dressing, and sexual and ethnic stereotyping.  It's a treat for the whole family (well, almost)!