Theater production hits the books with "Between the Stacks"

April 5, 2022
Poster for Between the Stacks theater production April 2022

Theater lovers can experience a series of original pieces in an original location this month when Fitchburg State University presents “Between the Stacks,” a sequence of original scenes that will be performed at locations in and around the campus library.

The scenes will be performed at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23 and 12 p.m. Sunday, April 24, starting on the first floor of the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library in Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St. Admission is free and open to the public. External guests will be asked to attest they are free of COVID-19 symptoms and face coverings remain required in the library.

Professor Kelly Morgan, of the university’s Communications Media Department, said the scenes were written by students in his playwriting course. The scenes will be performed at assorted locations within the library, from the circulation desk to seating areas and the book stacks themselves. All four floors of the library will be used for the show, which includes scenes of collaboration and conflict.

“It’s going to convey that more goes on in the library than just checking out books,” Morgan said.

The performance is composed of 10 scenes, each approximately 5 minutes in length, and will be followed by a discussion.

“Between the Stacks” is presented by the Communications Media Department in collaboration with the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library.