News Archive 2009-2018

Bowdoin Theater and Dance presents ‘Quake’ Archives


Last weekend, The Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance presented their spring semester show, Quake by Melanie Marnich. Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Melissa C. Thompson directed this compelling story of a young woman, Lucy, who embarks on a cross-country journey in search of her one true love. Along the way, she develops an obsession with That Woman, an astrophysicist who murders her boyfriends once they fail to live up to her expectations.

“I think this is one of the most beautiful plays ever written,” Thompson said of her choice to direct Quake her first year at Bowdoin. “I find it really important because I rarely see plays that deal with a relationship between women that doesn’t put them in competition with each other or in relation to a man.”

Story by Margot Howard ’13, Photos by Emily Tong ’11