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Eastern Theatre presents 'The Place That Made You'

Published on October 01, 2021

Eastern Theatre presents 'The Place That Made You'

"The Place That Made You" poster. Eastern Connecticut State University’s Theatre program is premiering its first production of the 2021-22 school year. “The Place That Made You,” written and directed by Eastern professor Darcy Parker Bruce, will be on stage from Oct. 19-24.

Following a re-imagined version of the Old Testament story of Jonah and The Whale, “The Place That Made You” takes place in a coastal town in Connecticut. The show follows Jonah, who attempts to reunite with his best friend after a tragedy; Ben, who returns to her childhood home; and a giant white whale who haunts the town.

The play will be performed in the Proscenium Theatre of the Fine Arts Instructional Center at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23, and at 4 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Tickets are available for purchase through the virtual box office at Tickets are free to Eastern students; $5 for other students and groups of 10 or more; $10 for senior citizens; $12 for Eastern faculty, staff, alumni and $20 for the general public.

For more information, visit or contact the Box Office at (860) 465-5123 or

Written by Molly Boucher