Fall 2014 Theatre Productions

As Bees in Honey Drown by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by David Allen George

"A delicious souffle of a satire...[an] extremely entertaining fable for an age that always chooses image over substance." New York Times

First-time novelist Evan Wyler is hypnotized by a mysterious woman, Alexa Vere deVere who promises success beyond his wildest dreams. Alexa is the "Queen Bee" of instant notoriety who captivates and takes advantage of the almost-famous. The world of celebrity is her religion and Evan becomes one of her faithful, ready to trade promise for popularity at any cost. "Fame without achievement - it's the safest bet I know!" proclaims his muse.

Evan soon discovers that he has been swindled by Alexa and stung by the dream of celebrity. But Evan won't be her victim. He wants revenge and pursues Alexa until he drowns the Queen in her own excesses. 

October 16-18, 7:30 pm
October 19, 2 pm
October 23-25, 7:30 pm
October 26, 2 pm
Callan Studio Theatre
$15 general/$10 students and seniors
Free with Salem State student ID

Speech communication pre-show discussion:
Fame, Fortune and Fantasy: A Con Artist's World
Thursday, October 23, 6:30 pm

d.arc water
by Kate Kohler Amory with The Hero Project

The year is 2114. Only one source of fresh water remains on the planet after decades of human conflict. Governing corporation F&R owns the sole rights to this water source but rival ENCO owns the system used to control and access it. The endless warfare has left 99% of the population in the dry territory of Terra. They exist on strict rations of water and food provided by the 1%, the Edenites, who live in a first world controlled climate biosphere.

These two systems exist in a delicate balance until a mercenary army, The Resistance, is recruited by F&R to regain control of the water supply. Enter our hero, Jeanne, a young woman with special gifts who joins the resistance in their fight.

With F&R's support and fueled by the call of their Gaian religion, the Resistance believes they are working to free the world's water supply for access to all. Or are they? 

November 20-22, 7:30 pm
November 23, 2 pm
December 4-6, 7:30 pm
December 7, 2 pm           

Speech communication pre-show discussion:
What Makes a Hero?
Thursday, December 4, 6:30 pm   


$15 general/$10 students and seniors
Free with Salem State student ID (Salem State students may pick up tickets one hour prior to curtain)

Online: salemstatetickets.com
By phone: 978.542.6365

 Please note all performances for the 2014-15 season are in the Callan Studio Theatre located in the basement of the Sullivan Building (corner of Lafayette Street and Loring Ave.) Access to the Callan Studio will be via the door to the Administration Building which is located immediately next to the Sullivan Building. There is both an elevator and stair access to the lower level at this entrance.