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Acting Thesis: “Small Tragedy” Acting Thesis: “Small Tragedy”

by Craig Lucas
Directed by Danny Sharron

Thursday, November 16, 8pm
Friday, November 17, 8pm
Saturday, November 18, 2pm
Saturday, November 18, 8pm
Sunday, November 19, 2pm

Columbia University School of Arts MFA Acting Cohort of 2024 presents Craig Lucas’ Small Tragedy, directed by Danny Sharron.

Backstage relationships and global politics unexpectedly collide during an amateur production of Oedipus Rex. This powerful, touching, and rich comedy from Craig Lucas insists, gently, but an insistence nonetheless, that the everyday tribulations and triumphs of contemporary life are worthy of staging in the same way as the celebrated works of Sophocles. As tensions among actors in Oedipus grow, reality indeed begins to emulate art in surprising ways.

Small Tragedy is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.

Content Warning

This play contains verbal descriptions of violence committed during the Yugoslav Wars, including references to sexual assault.

Run Time

2 hours


Zachary Roa – HAKIJA
Sarah Chalfie – JEN
Charles Denton – NATHANIEL
Revon Yousif – CHRISTMAS
Sahil Dhaliwal – FANNY
Mollee Barse – PAOLA

Production Team & Crew

Playwright Craig Lucas
Director Danny Sharron
Assistant Director Ares Harper (current student)
Production Stage Manager Amanda Ricard (current student)
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Daniel
Dramaturg Sarah Bedwell (current student)
Scenic Designer Alexander Woodward
Costume Designer Angela Harner
Lighting Designer Nick Solyom
Sound Designer Michael Keck
Props Designer Liv Rigdon ‘22
Company Manager Rickey Orr (current student)
Thesis Season Operations Manager Zachary Hedner (current student)
Sound/Video Board Operator Zoe Stanton-Savitz


Nov 19 2023


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 Street


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