I'm with the Band: Free Art for Students

Brown has joined forces with AS220's 95 Empire and Trinity Repertory Company to open access to the arts and bring Brown downtown. Just tell them...

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As of right now, Brown students can enjoy free access to all the events at 95 Empire by going to 95 Empire Street, Providence and showing your current Brown student ID. 

95 Empire is a theatre and live arts program of AS220 comprised of the Empire Black Box, two multipurpose spaces, and a dance studio. It’s a performance space and a learning place. 

Visit the 95 Empire website to learn more about its spaces, classes, workshops, performances, and to view the events calendar.

Trinity Rep will hold two pairs of complimentary tickets at the box office for every performance of every Trinity Rep show now through June 29, 2014 for Brown student ID holders.

To claim the tickets, go to the Trinity Rep Box Office at 201 Washington Street, Providence a DAY PRIOR TO or DAY OF the event. The box office is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 - 8 p.m.  Show your current student ID and register your contact information. (You have to go in person; no internet or phone reservations please.) All unclaimed, held tickets will be released for sale at 5 p.m. on the day of the show. 

These tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Once these tickets are claimed, students can take advantage of the rush/student rate for any seats that are still available in each performance.  One ticket per Brown student ID.

 Visit the Trinity Rep website for more information.

All Brown/Trinity MFA Program 2013-2014 season performances are part of I’m With the Band. All performances take place at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. Click here for a detailed schedule and more information. Performances include:


Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

October 17 - 20

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

October 31 - November 3

Middletown by Will Eno

December 5 - 15 


May 1 - 18 

The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder

February 27 – March 9

Here is the schedule of Trinity Rep performances during the 50th anniversary season:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
adapted by Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming
directed by Tyler Dobrowsky in the Chace Theater
November 9 – December 28, 2013
Trinity Rep’s annual production of this holiday family classic has completely sold out the past three years —be sure to buy early! Starring Fred Sullivan, Jr. as Scrooge.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang 
directed by Curt Columbus in the Dowling Theater 
New England Premiere! November 21 – December 22, 2013
Winner of Tony Award for Best Play and also an Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama League and Drama Desk Awards pick for play of the year as well.  Fresh from a wildly successful New York run, this hilarious new hit comedy turns Chekhov on its head. Christopher Durang's inimitable blend of freewheeling zaniness and hilarious satire has never been more spot on. With Brian McEleney as Vanya and Phyllis Kay as Masha.


Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
directed by Janice Duclos in the Dowling Theater
Rhode Island Premiere | January 30 – March 2, 2014

Lace, silk, satin and beads. These are the materials that quiet and unassuming Esther Mills uses to create the exquisite corsets for fashionable brides (and other, less virtuous clientele) in turn-of-the-century Manhattan. This is an elegant and deeply moving new American classic from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage.  An exquisitely constructed and deeply moving tale of sacrificing one's dreams for a fleeting chance at love.


book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist
directed and choreographed by Richard and Sharon Jenkins in the Chace Theater
February 20 – March 30, 2014

This boisterous, high energy tale of the kind-hearted orphan boy is packed with familiar songs like “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself” and “I’d Do Anything.” This new Trinity Rep adaptation of the classic promises to have you tapping your toes and high-stepping home!  W
inner of three Tony Awards.


Veronica Meadows by Stephen Thorne
directed by Michael Perlman in the Dowling Theater 
World Premiere | April 3 – May 4, 2014
Girl detective Veronica Meadows and her gal pal Ginny have been sleuthing and solving small town crimes for as long as anyone can remember. Time and time again, they stop the evil-doers in their tracks and heroically save the day. That is, until the day our plucky girl detective stops following her predicable habits and takes a dangerous turn into the unknown.


A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard
directed by Brian Mertes in the Dowling Theater
May 29 – June 29, 2014
A 20th-century masterpiece of familial dysfunction. Two mid-western families are joined together by marriage and torn apart by a life-changing incident.  Brimming with enormous vitality and humor the play asks us to look deeper into the human heart and the destructive power of love.

Plays and dates subject to change.