House of Several Stories: A Tragedy in Two Acts of Nonsense

By A. John Boulanger

Directed by Julius Wade '20

July 26 - August 4th
Run time: 2 hours w/ intermission

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House of Several Stories: A Tragedy in Two Acts of Nonsense is an absurdist comedy about a dysfunctional family and their Thanksgiving "guests." Bastian returns home for Thanksgiving with news of "joining the service." Mother suggests he join a gym. Bastian's news takes a backseat when his sister, Rissa, suddenly decides that she's pregnant, and though not yet showing, expects to deliver "any minute now". Both children are then bombarded with Mother's news of an older brother that they've never known about, Thom, who has returned home for Thanksgiving from the war. Things are further complicated with the arrival of the mysterious, young Abigail, who has simply stopped by to drop something off: her newborn baby. That is, until she discovers the baby's father might be in the house. The play explores how stories help fill voids in people's lives caused by death, loss, and dysfunction.

Content Warning: This production contains discussion of suicide, sexual assault, and child abuse, as well as a prop gun, gunshot sound effects, and strobe lighting effects, and is not recommended for children under 13.

Performance Schedule

July 26 - 7:30pm July 27 - 7:30pm July 28 - 2:00pm
August 2 - 7:30pm August 3 - 7:30pm August 4 - 2:00pm

Reserved seats from $15
Student pricing w/ Student ID from $5
FREE for Harvard ID holders on Friday nights (email us to reserve seats)

Content Warning: This production contains discussion of suicide, sexual assault, and child abuse, as well as a prop gun, gunshot sound effects, and strobe lighting effects, and is not recommended for children under 13.

CAST

MOTHER - Devonne Pitts '21

BASTIAN - Thomas Burr '21

RISSA - Kristen Gilyard '21

ABIGAIL - Evelynne Fulda '19

THOM - Aaron Sachs '19

PRODUCTION STAFF

Aaron Olkin '20 - LIGHTING & SCENIC

Ryan Chappell '21 - COSTUME & PROPS

Mike Shirek '20 - PAINT

Colton Carter '20 & Mateo Lincoln '19 - SOUND & MUSIC

Kalia Firester '19 - GRAPHIC DESIGN

Sasha Barish '20 - STAGE MANAGER

Yein Christina Park '20, Dylan Rice '20, Annabelle Tao '21 - PRODUCTION & STAGE CREW

Seating Chart for House of Several Stories

Due to the flexible nature of the Loeb Experimental Theater, the seating configuration often varies by production! Here is the seating configuration for this show:


Zone A (Green) - $20 General, $7.50 Students

Zone B (Blue) - $15 General, $5 Students (Free w/ HUID on Fridays)

"House of Several Stories" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.