HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING by Amanda Keating. Illustration of Theatre Building.


By Amanda Keating
Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz

November 5, 6 at 8:00 p.m.
November 7 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

The Hilltown Community Choir is back, and they’re preparing for their first concert in months (years? years). Everything has changed and nothing has changed as these old friends (friends? friends) return to the old place where they used to sing but with new songs that are harder than anyone thought they’d be. Joined by newcomer Henry, and cheered on by their single audience member Jan, the HCC want to find themselves in music again, but find something perhaps more difficult and more beautiful than they expected. HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING is a story about survival in the face of unspeakable strangeness, and the need to sing together, even when it might be impossible.

This production includes discussion of loss, suicide, end of life care, addiction, and recovery.

Special Thanks

Meredith Alexander, Molly Clifford, Dare Clubb, Helen Coxe, Cathy Curtin, Brendan Dalton, Larry Dial, Quinn Franzen, Steven Glavey, Kristy Hartsgrove-Mooers, Bob Jaffe, Adam Knight, Nadja Leonard-Hooper, Rachel Lin, Alan MacVey, Dawn McGee, Bob Mussett, SP O’Brien, Charlie O’Leary, Emmy Lane Palmersheim, Jarek Pastor, Jacob Perkins, RJ Tolan, and The Art Mob.