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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Maritime Players Humanities - Maritime Players
Massachusetts Maritime Academy's university theatre program is know as "the Maritime Players." Productions are directed by Dr. Nelson Ritschel and feature student actors and a student technical crew. The Players perform at least one production per academic year. The program provides cadets with a cultural and artistic component to their studies and regimental life, as the program enjoys campus and community support. Participating students learn about theatre production and plays, as well as the value of leadership, discipline, and team work. Consistent with university theatre programs that are designed to teach, productions are generally focused on literary plays. Past productions include:

The Dumb Waiter, by Harold Pinter and The Bald Soprano, by Eugene Ionesco, Fall 2012

Dracula, and adaptation of Bram Stoker's vampire novel, Fall 2011

The Playboy of the Western World, by J. M. Synge, Fall 2010

The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet, by G. Bernard Shaw, including a special performance for the New England American Conference for Irish Studies, Fall 2009

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, by Herman Wouk, Fall 2008

Thirst, by Eugene O'Neill, presented at the Fifth International O'Neill Conference, Eugene O'Neill Soceity, Provincetown, MA, June 2005

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Clost and I'm Feeling So Sad, by Arthur Kopit, Fall 2004

Thirst, by Eugene O'Neill and Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, Fall 2003

A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, Spring 2003

Riders to the Sea and In the Shadow of the Glen, by J. M. Synge, Fall 2002

Charlie's Aunt, by Brandon Thomas, Spring 2002*

You Can't Take it With You, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, Spring 2001*

Our Town, by Thorton Wilder, Spring 2000*

* Productions directed by former Professor, now retired, James Murphy


last updated 3-19-2013 by nritschel@maritime.edu