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2013-2014 Season

2013 - 2014 THEATER SEASON


"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."
                                                                                                                                               -Oscar Wilde


We are extremely excited about our upcoming season in our 265-seat main stage Courage Theatre and our 120-seat black box Dumke Student Theatre. Performance is a vital element in our theatre major and all shows feature students as actors, designers, and technicians. Please join us for a season that will invigorate, enliven, and provoke you.

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BlackBox  Oct. 17-19, 24-26 – And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

 In this superlative mystery comedy, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned. One down and nine to go! The excitement never lets up in this ideal play for schools, colleges, and community theatres.

 First presented at St James' Theatre in London on November 17, 1943. The play opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City on June 27, 1944. It was directed by Albert deCourville.

Courage Theatre - Nov 14-16, 21-23 – Getting Out

Released from prison "Arlene" returns to a rundown apartment in Louisville, intent on starting her life over. Rebellious and disruptive as a young girl, she has found strength in religion and wants to put her youth (as "Arlie") behind her. But her struggle to find her way in the present (as "Arlene") is counterpointed by flashbacks of her past (as "Arlie"), her two personalities being represented by two performers, who sometimes appear on stage simultaneously. We meet the guards and prison officials with whom "Arlie" waged a running battle; and the unfeeling, slatternly mother, the lecherous former prison guard, the pimp ex-boyfriend, and the touchingly friendly neighbor with whom "Arlene" is confronted in the present. Ultimately the play, like life, offers no simple answers—but it conveys, with heartrending honesty and compassion, the struggle of someone fighting for her life against incredible odds.

 

Spring 2014
Courage Theatre -  Mar 13-15, 20-22 – Three Sisters

This poignant story of three provincial sisters who long with all their hearts to go to Moscow is classic theatre which has featured many of the world's great actresses and actors in the roles of Olga, Masha, Irina and Vershinin.

Blackbox -  Apr 3-5, 10-12– One Act Festival

 

 12 Student Directed Plays

"2 for 1" special on BOTH Friday's! Pay only $10 and see ALL 12 shows!!

Schedule:
Thursday, April 3 - Group A
Friday, April 4, - Group B and A (7:30pm and 10pm, respectively)
Saturday, April 5 - Group B
Thursday, April 10 - Group B
Friday, April 11 - Group A and B (7:30pm and 10pm, respectively)
Saturday, April 12 - Group A
 

Group "A"
The Rabbit Hole
Hello from Bertha
A Matter of Husbands
Waiting for Lefty
The Statement of Randolph Carter
Metal Door

Group "B"
The Proposal
The Rape of Lucrece
I Am Not Batman
Eager
The Latina Education Association’s Returner Scholarship
No Ponytails

PLAYS:

A Matter of Husbands
By Ferenc Molnar
Translated by Benjamin Glazer | Adapted by Wyatt McNeil
When an Earnest Young Wife suspects that her husband is having an affair with a famous and glamorous actress, she decides to take matters into her own hands and confront the actresswith the evidence. However, when confronted, the actress seems as surprised as she is and must convince the Earnest Young Wife of the truth behind this illusion... But that’s what actresses do, isn’t it?

I Am Not Batman
By Marco Ramirez
A street kid with a stomach full of grocery-store-brand macaroni and cheese fulfills the ultimate Batman fantasy.

Eager
By Mary Dickson
Eager is about a young girl who has sex before marriage, and is thrust into an emotional battle between herself and her religion. The play attempts to understand culture views from a Mormon lens, as well as create an emotional understanding of a very real situation.

Hello From Bertha
By Tennesee Williams
Hello From Bertha is the story of a down-on-her-luck prostitute in a St. Louis brothel as she reminisces about lost love and struggles to make an important decision.

Metal Door
By Michael Calacino
Metal Door explores social connections during prolonged times of stress, destruction, and decay. When we have had to commit acts that are against our moral standing in order to survive how do we get past them to connect to others? This show follows Seth, Marry, and Donny as they grapple with this dilemma.

No Ponytails
By Michael Vought
No Ponytails is the story of college freshman deconstructing the “Sexual Assault Prevention Tips” that the school provides for them. Based on a Westminster student’s research, this show looks at a reality that all female college students face.

The Rabbit Hole
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Rabbit Hole follows Izzy and her sister Becca who is morning the death of her four year old son, Danny. The show is a raw and complicated story of love, loss, and moving on.

The Statement of Randolph Carter
Based on the story by HP Lovecraft | Adapted by Tyler Durham
Two men uncover a crypt in a forgotten graveyard. The next morning, one of them appears by the side of the road, dazed and with no memory of how he got there. The police investigate, but can’t find any trace of the cemetery he describes...or his friend. Based on the HP Lovecraft story by the same name, and adapted for the stage by Tyler Durham.

The Latina Education Association’s Returner Scholarship
By Paul Burgess
Three young women interview with the president of a local organization to receive a scholarship. Simple enough—but questions of identity, loyalty, and honesty come up, and things get complicated. A piece for anyone who has ever had the courage to take a hard look at who they are and where they come from.

The Proposal
By Anton Chekhov
Ivan Vassiliyitch Lomov, a long-time neighbor of Stepan Stepanovitch Chubukov, has come to propose marriage to Chubukov’s daughter, Natalya. Lomov is a hypochondriac, and, while trying to make clear his reasons for being there, he gets into an argument with Natalia about the Oxen Meadows, a disputed piece of land between their respective properties, which results in him having “palpitations” and numbness in his leg. Hilarity and hysterics ensue.

The Rape of Lucrece

By William Shakespeare | Adapted by Carlie Young
I have adapted The Rape of Lucrece for the stage from Shakespeare’s poem. Though this was written about a culture long-past (then rape branded you and those close to you with shame and pity; today there are only the judgments attached to the victims by the ignorant), I found Lucrece’s pain and grief over this terrible crime to be heartbreakingly relevant to what is experienced in today’s world. What isn’t included in the play is the historical significance of this story. It’s based on true events, and the crime committed by Sextus Tarquinius demanded his overthrow and changed the government of the Roman Empire from kings to consuls. Today, the majority of rapists never spend a day in prison. Strange how things have changed, isn’t it?

Waiting for Lefty
By Clifford Odets
This piece is a single vignette from Waiting for Lefty. The major premise of Waiting for Lefty is that unions and collective bargaining are the only way for workers to balance the power against big businesses. The show was written because Odets saw an interesting issue happening in his time: that in the middle of the Great Depression the capitalist structures of the time had remained unaltered.
 



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