Theatre Productions

Thinner than Water

Spring Play: Thinner Than Water

By Melissa Ross

Directed by: Patrick Avery

May 31, June 1, 6, 7, 8, 2024 all shows at 7:30 p.m.

"When their father falls ill, three estranged half-siblings reunite. As the world around them crumbles, they argue with each other and with everyone around them in a desperate struggle to do the right thing and mend their rapidly deteriorating lives. THINNER THAN WATER is a blood-raw, wicked comedy-drama about fighting through the thick and thin of family." — Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

About Melissa Ross:

Plays include THINNER THAN WATER, A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY, NICE GIRL and OF GOOD STOCK. THINNER THAN WATER and NICE GIRL were both originally produced by Labyrinth Theater Company and are included in Best Play Anthologies for 2010 and 2015 respectively. OF GOOD STOCK received its world premiere at South Coast Repertory as a part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival followed by a subsequent production at Manhattan Theatre Club. A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY premiered at The Gift Theatre in Chicago fall of 2016. Melissa’s plays have been developed with The Amoralists, Cherry Lane Theatre, Colt Coeur, Dorset Theatre Festival, The Gift Theatre, IAMA Theatre Company, The Juilliard School, Labyrinth Theater Company, LCT3, Manhattan Theatre Club, Montana Rep, New York Stage and Film, The New Group, South Coast Repertory, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and the TheatreWorks Palo Alto New Works Festival. She is twice commissioned by both South Coast Repertory and Manhattan Theatre Club. Melissa is a graduate of Bennington College and the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School, a two-time winner of the Lecomte de Noüy Prize, and a proud member of Labyrinth Theater Company. — Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Tickets are FREE for students, faculty, and staff of Clark College who can provide ID.

General admissions: $12.00
Senior Citizens (60+): $10.00
Clark Students, Faculty and Staff: Free with ID

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Decker Theatre

All shows at 7:30 p.m. in the Decker Theatre

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The Decker Theatre is located in the Frost Arts Center.

Please enter through the front entrance, go through the lobby and the theatre entrance is located in the southeast corner of the courtyard.

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Commitment to Diversity

Clark Theatre embraces its role as part of an educational institution that is strongly committed to diversity. Our script selections reflect our mission to educate students and to initiate dialog about important topics. As a result, they may include violence, strong language, or overt sexuality that some audience members may find provocative. If you have questions about our production, we encourage you to research the play in advance or to contact our box office staff.