2014-2015 Season

Main Stage Productions

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Martha Johnson

October 31, November 1,6,7,8 at 7 p.m.

November 2 and 9 at 3 p.m.

With its potent mixture of love, comedy, lyricism, and stage magic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has continued to captivate audiences for over four centuries.  Set in a mythical world of ancient Athens, moonlit woods, and fairy kingdoms, the play is a poignant and hilarious look at multifarious forms of human folly. Our production will imaginatively explore the play’s rich and compelling themes (both overt and covert)—love, power, gender, sexuality, marriage, class, patriarchy–through a fresh, contemporary lens, as we mine the play’s poetic, humorous, and magical power.

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Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Egg

By Mark Steven Jensen

Student-Directed by Mawrgyn Roper

November 14,15 at 7 p.m.

November 16  at 3 p.m.

Bertha and Louise are wandering in an empty wasteland when they both spot an egg at the same time. Bertha wants to turn the egg into an omelet; Louise wants to paint the egg for Easter. They each try to convince the other to give up dibs on the egg. The debate turns more and more violent and events spiral out of control. The production will use highly physical performance techniques with puppetry and clowning to tell the story of two women and an egg.

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The Studio Theater, Foss Center

Trouble in Mind

By Alice Childress

Directed by Dominic Taylor

January 30,31, February 5,6,7 at 7 p.m.

February 1 and 8 at 2 p.m.

Willetta Mayer, a talented, but struggling African American actress, has been cast to star in a Broadway Show, the anti-lynching play Chaos in Belleville. She has paid her dues and is ready for her star turn, but is this play as enlightened as she’s hoping?  Chaos is written by a liberal white male and directed by a white male. Willetta’s journey shows us that theatrical practices often put show business and integrity on a collision course. When this collision also includes race and gender, it is a compelling and potent dramatic brew.  Trouble in Mind, written in 1955 by Alice Childress, creates a theatrical microcosm with real world reverberations.

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Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

 


Def Poetics Vol.2

Facilitated by Sha Cage and E.G. Bailey

March 11th and March 12th   at 7 p.m.

Def Poetic Vol.2  is an evening of spoken word, movement, and dance. The presentation is the culmination of workshops and individual dance rehearsal. The spoken word workshop participants will engage in listening & video sessions along with writing and performing both their own pieces and ‘classic’ work. 

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Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

 


Spring Musical…title to be announced soon!

Directed by Darcey Engen
Musical Direction by Sonja Thompson

April 10,11,16,17,18 at 7 p.m.

April 12 and 19 at 3 p.m.

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Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center