Sonnets for an Old Century

By José Rivera​

Directed by Paul Draper

Voice Coaching by Marie Ramirez Downing​

Thursday, April 8, 2021 to Sunday, April 11, 2021

Directed by Paul Draper with Voice Coaching by Marie Ramirez Downing, Sonnets for an Old Century explores playwright, and noted Obie Award winner José Rivera's take on answering the question, “Could you tell your life story in the space of a moment, the length of a Sonnet,” by letting multiple individuals tell their stories in sonnet form. The show, which will include an A and B program consisting of different sonnets, will bring a diverse set of voices with a range of actors. This show will be pre-recorded and then livestreamed on April 8th-11th. 

SSU Theatre Arts & Dance | Sonnets for an Old Century (trailer)



The weekend will be comprised of two different programs (A & B) performed at different times, available so folks can view in the afternoon and/or evening.

Thursday, April 8 at 7PM | Program A

Friday, April 9 at 7PM | Program B (Q+A after the show)

Saturday, April 10 at 2PM | Program A (Q+A after the show) and at 7PM | Program B

Sunday, April 11 at 2PM | Program B and at 7PM | Program A


Sonnets for an Old Century accessible PDF Program


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