Past Event

Fifth of July

October 28, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The Theatre @ Schapiro
605 West 115th Street
New York, NY 10025

Columbia University School of Arts MFA Acting Cohort of 2025 presents Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July, directed by Lisa Benavides-Nelson.

Four college friends reunite in Lebanon, Missouri on the 4th of July. The year is 1977. All were antiwar, anti-establishment radicals in the 1960's. The reunion is bittersweet after a decade having seen their struggles come to very little. Each has their own motive for reuniting as becomes savagely revealed in Lanford Wilson's beautifully intimate exploration of letting go.

This show contains material that may be disturbing to some audience members, including depictions of violence and homophobic language.

2 hrs 30 minutes, with 15 minute intermission

Alex Carroll-Cabanes
Isa Goldberg
Ben Milliken
Eoghan O’Casey
TuQuyen Pham
Yvonne Pruitt
Jake Steinberg
Rachel Marie Strazza

Director Lisa Benavides-Nelson
Co-Stage Manager Jenna Coffey
Co-Stage Manager Hannah Yankowitz
Producer Melissa d’Arabian
Scenic Designer Tom Gilmore
Lighting Designer Emmanuel Delgado
Sound Designer Andrew Freeburg


Tickets are free, but please RSVP due to limited space.

Please note: The Theatre @ Schapiro is only accessible by a flight of stairs. For elevator access to the space, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance at [email protected] or [email protected]. If further accommodations are needed, please email [email protected] at least 5 days before the event.