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We are excited to announce our 2018-2019 season of plays!

The Plays

"Arcadia"Credit: Ron Logan
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Beth Duggan

Oct. 4, 5, 6, 11,12, 13 at 7:30pm
Oct. 6 & 13 at 2:00pm

At present-day Sidley Park, a country estate in Derbyshire, England, a pair of scholars sift through
a haphazard trove of historical documents related to
the estate’s sprawling gardens and the possibility that Lord Byron once visited, killing a man in a duel. Meanwhile, in 1809, thirteen-year-old Sidley Park resident Thomasina Coverly has become preoccupied with a strange notion: that underneath the seeming randomness and chaos of the world lies a predictable, mathematical order. As the lines between past and present become increasingly blurred, the world of the play begins to kaleidoscopically mirror the nearly-lost discoveries of the world’s first chaos theorist.
By turns touching, funny, and thought-provoking, Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is a masterful exploration of the tension between, and reconciliation of, the Classical and the Romantic, the ordered and the disordered, the eventual and the never-quite-becoming.

 

"Flight or Fright"Flight or Fright Fundraiser

A Theatre Arts Department Fundraiser
Coordinated by Brian Rickel

Oct. 26 & 27 at 7:30pm 
Room 26-241

Join us for our annual fall fundraiser!  This special evening of spooky themed fun features peformers including staff, faculty and administrators from our campus community!  Let us get you in the Halloween spirit with readings from Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Shelly, folkloric tales from Ireland and Mexico, and other fun, spooky surprises!  All proceeds from this event go directly to support our students involved in our Summer Arts Conservatory program!  This is event is family friendly so bring everyone for a fun and fright filled night!



"Goloshes of Fortune" Credit: Ron Logan
adapted by Elizabeth Wong
based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by Brian Rickel

Nov. 2 & 3 at 7:30pm 
Nov. 3 at 2:00pm

A pair of magic yellow Wellington rain boots and two busybody fairies are the recipe for happiness in Elizabeth Wong’s adaptation of the classic fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson.  Orange and Blue fairy contemplate whether or not humans have the ability to really know joy!  In this irreverent and modern re-telling, four unsuspecting kids who think they know what they want, find themselves magically transported to finding real happiness with what they have right in front of them.  Filled with dancing, fairy slang and even a little lesson in Danish, Goloshes of Fortune is fun for the whole family!

 

"She Kills Monsters" Credit: Ron Logan
by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Jason Heil

Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30pm
Dec. 1 & 8 at 2:00pm
Orcs!  Fairies! Vampire cheerleaders!  Agnes must fight them all as she searches deeper for the identity of a sister she never got the chance to know.  After Tilly’s death, Agnes stumbles upon her sister’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook and enters a world that is completely foreign to her.  In the ultimate game of imagination that offered Tilly solace and refuge, Agnes must slay more than her own demons…because there’s also a Dragon.  SHE KILLS MONSTERS ignites a swirling, comedic romp into a world filled with fantasy, adventure, romance and more!

 

"Inside the Actors Process – Monsters, Magic, and Mischief"
Coordinated by Benjamin ColeCredit: Ron Logan

Feb. 1 & 2 at 7:30pm
Feb. 2 at 2:00pm

Sometimes the best way to show how to make the most of life is through the eyes of beasts and supernatural creatures. Use your creative imaginations to journey with us into a world where anything is possible. Our actors will transform into all sorts of fearsome and sometimes heroic characters that extend beyond the limits of being a mere mortal or human. Delve deep into the soul and beyond to discover what is thrilling in the qualities that make us different, and what is moving in the qualities that make us all the same. 

 

"Spring Awakening" 
book and lyrics by Stephen Sater & Music by Duncan Sheik
based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Meg DeBoard

March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm
March 16 & 23 at 2:00pm

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.  Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

 

"Failure: A Love Story"Credit: Ron Logan
by Philip Dawkins
Directed by Brian Rickel

May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30pm
May 11 and 18 at 2:00pm
It is 1928 and the jazz era is in full swing while life in Chicago is roaring.  By the end of the year, all three Fail sisters will meet their demise.  In reverse order of age Nelly Fail, Jenny June Fail and Gertie Fail will die of a blunt object to the head, a disappearance and finally…consumption.  Living out their daily lives above the family clock shop on the Chicago River, they meet Mortimer Mortimer, who will fall madly in love with all three sisters.  Chasing time toward the inevitable, the power of love wins out over success and failure in this magic fable filled with whimsy, music and an irreverent chorus sure to ignite the heart and the imagination.

 

Last Updated: 10/05/2018
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