Written by Sophie Treadwell in the 1920s, “Machinal” is the the fourth and final production in “Inevitable Evolutions,” Pomona’s theater department season. On a highly stylized set, characters operate as cogs in a larger capitalist machine, with each actor taking on multiple roles, suggesting people are interchangeable in a mechanized society that affords little room for individual aspirations or identity. Even so, cast and crew found unexpected community inhabiting this dark material.
Three Sisters, the third of four productions in “Inevitable Evolutions,” the title of Pomona’s theater department season, delivers a powerful portrait of growing up. The 5C production, which opened at the Seaver Theatre on Thursday, demonstrates why Chekhov has continued to captivate audiences for more than a century.
At the Garrison Theater on Saturday, Oct. 29, father-son duo Hao Huang and Micah Huang PZ ’13 performed “American Dreams/Asian Nightmares.”
The Pomona College mainstage put on ‘If nobody does remarkable things,’ a story of forgiveness, climate change, activism and sacrifices.
The play “Scissoring” features Catholic schoolteachers, the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt and a heartfelt exploration of the tension between religion and identity.
“The Last, Best Small Town” follows two SoCal families as they navigate culture, race and the American Dream. The play will run from March 3-6.
Stitching together numbers from “Legally Blonde” to “Spring Awakening,” the upcoming cabaret “Don’t Tell Mama” from musical theater group Spotlight MT aims to be an inclusive project both on stage and behind the scenes.
“Red Velvet,” a play based on African American historical figure Ira Aldridge, hit the stage in November at Pomona College’s Allen Theatre.
5C theatre troupe The Green Room put on Sarah DeLappe’s play “The Wolves,” about high school girls today and the complexities of girlhood.
Sarah Jones performed her one woman show “Sell/Buy/Date” at Seaver Theater on Sept. 30. The show featured perspectives from individuals involved in sex work.