»Calendar of Events - 2013-2014

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+-FALL 2013

Present Laughter

September 26-28, October 3-5
Present Laughter by Noël Coward
Directed by Andrew Barnicle

Combine sophistication and elegance with wit and farce, and you have the recipe for Noël Coward’s scintillating comedy Present Laughter.  Theatre celebrity Garry Essendine is planning to get away from it all on a jaunt to Africa, but finds his life greatly complicated by a star-struck ingénue, an obsessive avant garde playwright, and the wife of his business manager in search of an affair.  His stalwart personal assistant and his ex-wife try to rescue him, but does he really want to be rescued?  Coward’s sparkling dialogue and larger-than-life characters create an evening of true theatrical enjoyment in this 1939 British classic.

Waltmar Theatre
7:30pm, with an additional performance Oct. 5 at 2pm
$20 general admission; $15 senior citizens, students and alumni
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Spring Awakening

October 24-26, November 7-9
Spring Awakening, music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Directed by Jim Taulli

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist dramatic masterpiece about teenage self-discovery.  The musical explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children, and celebrates the journey from youth to adulthood with power, poignancy, and passion.  Spring Awakening is a groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that you will never forget. 
**This production includes mature themes, sexual situations and strong language and is not suitable for children under the age of 16. 

Waltmar Theatre
7:30pm, with additional performances Oct. 26 and Nov. 9 at 2pm
$20 general admission; $15 senior citizens, students and alumni
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+-SPRING 2014

A Night of Noh Theatre

February 13-15, 20-22
A Night of Noh Theatre
Conceived and Directed by Tamiko Washington

The beauty of movement comes to life in this innovative and original adaptation of Japanese Noh Theatre, transformed on the stage using Tadashi Suzuki’s captivating movement style.  If you have the desire to be visually intrigued by the art of expressive storytelling, embracing unique and stunning physical theatre, please join us for an evening of unforgettable entertainment that will leave you wanting more.

Waltmar Theatre
7:30pm, with an additional performance Feb. 22 at 2pm
$20 general admission; $15 senior citizens, students and alumni
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Machinal

April 10-12, 17-19
Machinal by Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Matthew McCray

Trapped first in a dead-end job and then a loveless marriage, Helen longs for a bit of joy and tenderness that her harsh and male-dominated world cannot provide. Sophie Treadwell's brilliant 1929 expressionistic play explores gender roles and the illusion of choice in contemporary society. With a large cast, integrated media and sonic score, this production is a post-modern examination of how suppression can drive an individual to commit desperate and horrible acts.

Waltmar Theatre
7:30pm, with an additional performance Apr. 19 at 2pm
$20 general admission; $15 senior citizens, students and alumni
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