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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance


Coming to Our Stages in 2016-2017

We're pleased to announce our 2016-2017 Main Stage and Lab Theatre Productions!

On The Main Stage

  

September 30 - October 8, 2016
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Richmond
Drayton Hall Theatre

Set in an enchanted forest, Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy features four young lovers and a hapless band of actors who find themselves at the mercy of mischievous fairies during a royal wedding festival.

 

November 11-19, 2016
COSI
Written by Louis Nowra
Directed by Steven Pearson
Longstreet Theatre

A madcap look at theatre behind the scenes!  In the shadow of the Vietnam War, a young director lands a job handling a group of inexperienced but colorful performers... in a mental institution.

 

February 17-25, 2017
MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
Written by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn
Directed by Jeremy Skidmore
Longstreet Theatre

The survivors of a near-future apocalypse piece together an episode of “The Simpsons” entirely from memory, setting in motion an exploration of how the pop culture of one era can become the mythology of another.

 

April 14-22, 2017
ANIMAL FARM
By George Orwell
Stage Adaptation by Peter Hall
Music by Richard Peaslee  |  Lyrics by Adrian Mitchell
Directed by Stan Brown
Drayton Hall Theatre

This much-acclaimed musical dramatization of George Orwell’s classic allegory imaginatively takes us to Manor Farm, whose animals stage a revolution that spirals out of control.


At The Lab Theatre

October 8-12, 2016
GROUNDED
Written by George Brant
Directed by Robert Richmond

When the career of an ace fighter pilot is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy, she is reassigned to operate military drones, hunting terrorists by day and returning to her family each night.

Please note, Grounded contains intense adult themes and strong language, and is not suitable for children.

Grounded will be performed at Longstreet Theatre (1300 Greene St.)

November 17-20, 2016
ALMOST, MAINE
Written by John Cariani
Directed by David Britt

A delightful midwinter night’s dream!  All is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

 

February 23-26, 2017
OUTLAW SONG
Written and Directed by Ryan Stevens

Old West mayhem merges with music and Mexican wrestling in graduate student Ryan Stevens’ outlandish original comedy!

 

April 20-23, 2017
THE BALD SOPRANO
Written by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Lindsay Rae Taylor

Ionesco’s classic, absurdist “anti-play” follows the course of a disastrous dinner party in which proper English men and women lose the power to communicate, leading to a total collapse of language itself. 


Schedule is subject to change.
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