Current Season

the 2018-2019 Theatre Arts Season


A Season of Wonder

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. . . the Fall Semester . . .


The Fall Bake-Off!

A new-play festival. Created and produced by the Theatre Arts Students

 

 

Writer's Meeting: 

Wednesday, September 19 / 5:00  / Performance Hall

 

Full Performance: 

Saturday, September 22 / 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 pm  / Performance Hall

 

A Summer of Disbelief: stories from Ray Bradbury

A Solo Performance featuring Alyson Burrell

Directed by Anne Nolan

 

 

Performances

Thursday, October 18 / 5:00 and 7:00 pm / Performance Hall

 

You Can't Take It With You

by Kauffman and Hart

Directed by Anne Nolan

 

Performances

December 3-5; 7-8 / 7:30 / Performance Hall

 

. . . the Spring Semester . . . 


The Spring Bake-Off!

A new-play festival. Created and produced by the Theatre Arts Students.

 

Writer's Meeting: 

Wednesday, January 16 / 5:00  / Performance Hall

 

Performances: 

Saturday, January 19 / 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 pm / Performance Hall

 

M.A. Thesis Candidate New Play Staged Reading

A play in progress by Nathan Pittack

Directed by Ben Hamaan

Produced by the second year Theatre Arts M.A. Students, Nathan Pittack and Ben Hamann, in partial fulfillment of the M.A. in Theatre Arts degree.

 

Performances and Talk-Back

Thursday / January 24 / 7:00 / Performance Hall

 

The Dancers

by Horton Foote

Directed by Gabrielle Prairie

The Story: Horace, a boy of sixteen, is visiting his sister who has arranged a date for him with Emily Crews, the prettiest and most popular girl in town. The date is for a dance—but Horace claims that he doesn't know how to dance. His sister coaches him a little, persuades him he'll do very well, and goes off to call for Emily. And in Emily's living room, waiting for her to appear, he discovers that Emily is being forced by her mother to go to the dance with him; and in great humiliation he leaves. He finds himself in a soda fountain where he meets Mary Catherine, a young girl who, like Horace, lacks confidence and so cripples her own considerable abilities and attractiveness. The two lonely young people are drawn to each other. Horace asks Mary Catherine to another dance, but at the same time his sister and Emily's mother again arrange for Horace to escort Emily, this time with Emily's cooperation, because she's unhappy about the way she treated Horace. But Horace stands firm; he's asked Mary Catherine, he wants to take Mary Catherine and he will. And he does. As Horace and Mary Catherine are about to leave for the dance they admit to each other their fears of not being good enough dancers, of not being popular—but, secure in the knowledge of one another's liking and respect, they start off for their first dance with more confidence and happiness than they've ever felt before.

 

Performances

February 21-23 / 7:30 / Performance Hall

 

Traveler in the Dark

by Marsha Norman

Directed by Nathan Pittack

Produced by the second year Theatre Arts M.A. Students, Nathan Pittack and Ben Hamann, in partial fulfillment of the M.A. in Theatre Arts degree.

 

Pre-Show Discussion:

Monday, April 22 / 6:30 / Performance Hall / Free Admission

 

Performances

April 22-23; 25-27 / 7:30 / Performance Hall