The Hopkins Drama Department offers courses in acting for the classical and modern stage, improvisation, comedy, theater studies, public speaking, set building, lighting, and stage management. 

Under the direction of Michael Calderone and Hope Hartup, the Drama Department produces five major shows each year – fall and spring dramatic plays, a musical, a series of one-act plays, and a junior school production in the spring. All productions take place in Townshend Auditorium in Lovell Hall and are open to the public. Ticket reservations are available one week prior to the first performance - call 203-397-1001 x120 or email boxoffice@hopkins.edu.  

A student-run Hopkins Drama Association helps to produce the plays and sponsors a Cabaret Night. An Improv Club occasionally performs in the evening and at school assemblies.

2021–2022 Productions

September 10 and 13
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
7:00pm, Thompson Amphitheater

October 21-23
Sense and Sensibility
7:00pm, Townshend Theater

December 9-11
Student-Directed Winter One-Acts
Monty Python's Edukational Show
7:00pm, Townshend Theater

March 3-6
Les Misérables
7:00pm / 2:00pm, Townshend Theater

April 28-30
Romeo and Juliet
7:00pm, Townshend Theater

May 13-14
7:00pm, Townshend Theater

Past Productions

Boxes, an original production
War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells
Killing Time,
an original musical 

Almost, Maine
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
One Act Plays
The Spell in the Well (An Evening of Classical Shoestring Folk Tales)
An Absolutely True Story (As Told by a Bunch of Lying Liars)
Execution of Justice by Emily Mann

Much Ado About Nothing 
The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket
Into The Woods
As You Like It 
How I Got That Part

Peter and the Starcatcher
Canterbury Tales
Shakespeare on a Shoestring: Macbeth
Heathers: The Musical
Once in a Lifetime
Seussical, Jr. 

Winter One Acts
Comedy of Errors
One Man, Two Guvnors

Alice in Wonderland


Melancholy Play
Twelve Angry Jurors

An Evening of Student Directed One Acts
Legally Blonde, The Musical



Dancing at Lughnasa
Student Written & Directed Plays

The Crucible
Comedy Tonight!

Recent Productions

Les Miserables, March 2022

Student Directed Winter One Acts:
Monty Python's Edukational Show
December 2021

Sense & Sensibility, October 2021

A MidSummer Night's Dream, September 2021

Browse & download full galleries of past productions and other Hopkins events in our SmugMug gallery
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