University of Massachusetts at Boston US Map & Phone & Address
• 100 Morrissey Blvd. Dorchester, (617) 287-5646
Relative to other colleges around Boston, the UMass Harbor Campus is small. Nevertheless, the theater arts department is an ambitious one, staging two major shows each year. Recent productions include Ghetto, about the Jewish struggle for survival in Lithuania during World War II, and Mysteries, an original work in the form of a medieval pageant. Tickets are generally $5 to $7, with discounts for seniors, students, and groups.
What’s more, a student-run group called Campus Players produces shows of its own. These are smaller scale productions, so the admission policy is “by donation.” Throw a few dollars in the pot, enjoy an evening of theater. CP also hosts a free open-mike session at the on-campus cafe, Wit’s End (in the Wheatley Building) every other Friday, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. These feature mostly play readings and drama, but occasionally include music, dance, or performance art.