The Experimental Theater at Vassar will present two plays this spring: "Metamorphoses," April 2-4, and "Fighting from Never/Land," April 29-May 1, 2009.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—This spring the Experimental Theater of Vassar College will explore the ancient myths of Ovid as well as the world of Peter Pan in two original productions. Both are free and open to the public and will be held in the Hallie Flanagan Davis Powerhouse Theater. Please note that seating is very limited and reservations are required. For information and reservations (accepted two weeks prior to performance), call the box office at 845-437-5584 or 5599 or visit 


Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman
April 2, 3 at 8:00pm; April 4, at 2:00 and 8:00 pm
Hallie Flanagan Davis Powerhouse Theater

Directed by Christopher Grabowski, Mary Zimmerman’s Tony Award-winning play refashions Ovid’s ancient myths through post-modern storytelling techniques. “It is exciting to stage this profound and dreamlike tale,” noted Grabowski, associate professor of drama. “Metamorphoses explores the elemental and poetic aspects of Ovid’s classic, while underscoring the difficult, yet salutary, nature of change and changing.” Please note that there is strong adult content. Note: Very limited seating.

Fighting from Never/Land
A Badass Production
April 30, at 8pm; May 1 at 5 and 8pm
Hallie Flanagan Davis Powerhouse Theater

Created, directed, and choreographed by Julianna Allen, class of 2009, this new theatrical adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s novel, Peter and Wendy, will examine the connections of our childhood escapes with the roles we inhabit as adults. Fighting from Never/Land will explore the unique world inhabited by Peter Pan, who takes flight and fights along with and in between the lost boys, Indians, pirates, and animals. This is Allen’s Senior Project in Drama. Note: Very limited seating.

The Experimental Theater is a place to explore theories learned in the classroom and to experiment with theatrical forms. In the tradition of pioneering stage director Hallie Flanagan, students are encouraged to experience and experiment with all aspects of the theater. Flanagan, who accepted a position to teach drama at Vassar in 1925, founded the Experimental Theater following her visit to the theaters of Europe in 1926 on a Guggenheim Fellowship (

Reservations for The Experimental Theater of Vassar College Drama Department performances are available in person through the Box Office located at the Powerhouse Theater. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 1–5 pm.  The box office may also be reached by e-mailing or calling (845) 437-5584 or (845) 437-5599. (Please note the box office cannot respond on weekends.)

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact Campus Activities Office at (845) 437-5370 and/or Box office directly x5584. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available. Directions to the Vassar campus are available at

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Friday, March 27, 2009