"Theatre Contra chose a challenge for its inaugural show and the result is your opportunity to see a rarely performed play done thoughtfully"


Photos by Emilie Krause

A Young Pupil walks into a Professor's office hoping to get the tutoring she needs to make her Total Doctorate. But the Professor can't resist teaching her the advanced material. Written in the 1950's, Eugene Ionesco's absurdist play, The Lesson, brings to light society's all-to-relevant faults in ridiculous, hilarious, and gut-wrenching ways.


July 6th 2018 @ 8:00pm (Opening)

July 7th 2018 @ 8:00pm 

July 8th 2018 @ 3:00pm


July 13th 2018 @ 8:00pm

July 14th 2018 @ 8:00pm

July 15th 2018 @ 3:00pm (Closing)



Select shows will be followed by a brief post-show discussion with the cast, crew, and members of Theatre Contra





Patrick Romano: Professor

Paige Martini*: Pupil

Stefanie Iozzia: Maid 1

Matthew McWilliams: Maid 2

Creative Team:

Kaitlyn Ide*: Director

Bryant Edwards*: Producer/Fight Choreographer

Madeline Jones*: Stage Manager

Ryann Carey*: Costume and Set Designer

Christine Freije*: Sound Designer

Angela Myers: Light Designer

Eliana Fabiyi*: Sound Engineer

Anthony Whitson-Martini: Props Manager

*Denotes member of Theatre Contra