Alum Madeleine George’s play “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” comes to Cornell

Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England by alum Madeleine George ‘96 and directed by Sam Blake will premiere at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Flex Theatre on November 12. 

In Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, a liberal arts college in New England has decided to tear down its quirky, old, beloved, natural history museum and replace it with a state-of-the-art dormitory to boost revenue. Hilarity, heartache, and healing ensue in this poignant and acerbically funny play about queer love between women, town and gown relations, and alternative kinship structures. 

Playwright Madeleine George is the 2016 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama, for which she was described as “a playwright at home in the messiness of us.” George’s 2013 play The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and she is a founding member of the Obie-Award-winning collective 13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.). 

Director Sam Blake (PMA Ph.D. candidate) highlights the work of the cast in bringing the piece to life, saying that "Working on this project has been a joy.  I am so impressed with the cast for their ability to handle this complex and challenging play that may or may not be outside of their own experiences. They have not only risen to the challenge of the play but are doing beautiful work bringing it to life." 

Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England opens on November 12th at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on November 13th, 19th, and 20th at 7:30 p.m. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is free and open to the public. Campus visitors and members of the public must adhere to Cornell’s public health requirements for events, which include wearing masks while indoors and providing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test. 

*Please note the actors will perform without masks. All other crew and patrons will remain masked for the performance.

"Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, INC. WWW.CONCORDTHEATRICALS.COM

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Two actresses holding spears on stage for a Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England rehearsal