As part of the weekend-long celebration Drama in Every Human Life: The Art of Romulus Linney ’53, the theater department presents five of the late author’s one-act plays: Can Can, Claire de Lune, Stars, Juliet, and Songs of Love.
Director Annie Obermeyer ’14, says she chose these five plays to give a taste of the prolific Linney’s immense range. The stories vary in tone—some are abstract, some are literal. They also are diverse in setting; from a porch in Florida to the balcony of a Manhattan penthouse, the interior of New York theater to a Southern Institute for the Aging. Yet despite these aesthetic differences, each story explores loneliness and connectedness, the sweet pain of nostalgia, and most importantly, what it means to say goodbye.
Show Warnings: Mild language and content warning