Theatre productions return to Freedlander Theatre Oct. 4-6 with The Day the Music Came Back and Far Away

posters for Far Away and The Day The Music Came Back at The College of Wooster

The Department of Theatre and Dance is offering two productions next week as live theatre returns to Freedlander Theatre at The College of Wooster.

Performances of The Day the Music Came Back by Alvaro Saar Rios and Far Away by Caryl Churchill will be performed back-to-back Oct. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. Both productions are directed by Jimmy Noriega, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance.

The approximate combined running time for the shows is one hour. In order ensure the safety of all cast, crew, and patrons, all audience members are required to be fully vaccinated and wear masks while in Freedlander Theatre.

The Freedlander Theatre Box Office is open from noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on the evenings of the performances. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office at 330-263-2241 from noon-5 p.m. or online at

The Day the Music Came Back: Imagine a society where music has been banned for over 100 years—where a single melody could incur a visit from the Silencers. Despite the risks, a group of teens have been gathering in secret to share ancient stories about music. But when one of them unearths an illegal music device, could this meeting be their last?

Far Away: This futuristic nightmare envisions a world where the promise of violence broods and nothing is to be trusted. Written by Caryl Churchill, the celebrated author of Top Girls and Cloud Nine, this innovative work depicts a chilling world where everyone is at war, and not even the birds, or the trees, or the river below can be trusted. The play asks us to question what we see with our own eyes, as well as to interrogate the roles of art and beauty in a violent world.

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