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The Department of Drama and Dance fall semester line-up

By Brianna HolcombSTAFF WRITER

As a part of Hofstra’s community, attendees not only get the chance at a great education, but a stage to present their talents as well. The Department of Drama and Dance has a number of plays, musicals and dance concerts to be seen this fall.

The fall play line-up includes “The Motherf**ker With the Hat” by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Royston Coppenger. The Wall Street Journal called it “one of the best new plays to come to Broadway in ages.” This “fast-moving...foulmouthed comedy-drama” will be performed Oct. 3-12 at the Black Box Theater.

Also included in the line up is “Bat Boy: The Musical,” based off the book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming’s book. This musical tells a story of, “prejudice, forbidden love, secrets and the mysterious origins of…the Bat Boy,” according to the Hofstra Dept. of Drama and Dance website. The play will debut at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse Oct. 17-26.

The Department of Drama will also perform “The Burial at Thebes,” which depicts “the mythic story of a young woman who dares to stand up and speak out against the authority of the state,” according to the Hofstra Dept. of Drama and Dance website.The story is a retelling of Sophocles,’ Antigone. This show can be seen Nov. 7-16 at the Black Box Theater.

To end the semester, the Dance Dept. will perform the faculty dance concert, which features faculty choreographers Rachel List, Amy Marshall, Colin Stilwell, Anna Troester and Karla Wolfangle, with special guest Claire Porter. This performance will take place at the Adams Playhouse Nov. 20-23.

All events are free for Hofstra students and information regarding tickets for outside guest as well as show times can be found on the Hofstra Dept. of Drama and Dance website.

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