Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 4/19/02 Eric Bass and Students Present "Workshopped" Scenes from MacBeth

MARLBORO, VT - Marlboro College's director's class, a theater course taught by faculty member Eric Bass, will present scenes staged in the styles of significant 20th-century theater practitioners at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Whittemore Theater on campus.

"But Is It MacBeth?" will feature "workshopped" scenes from Shakespeare's play directed by juniors Morgan Eckert (as the symbolist director Lugne-Poe), Kristen Olsson (as Meyerhold), Pat McMahill (as Alfred Jarry), Alaina Hammond (as Berthold Brecht), Matthew Temple (as Erwin Piscator), and Mike Harrington (as Stanislavsky), and sophomore Alex Lehman (as Antonin Artaud).

Bass and his wife founded the Sandglass Theater in 1982 in Munich, Germany, and moved it to Vermont in 1986. Sandglass productions have been honored by, among others, the Union Internationale de la Marionette and the Jim Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater. Bass has been teaching at Marlboro since 1996.

This event is free and open to the public. The Whittemore Theater is fully accessible. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at

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