2014-2015 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."
We are extremely excited about our upcoming season in our 269-seat main stage Courage Theatre and our 100-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.
Come experience the thrill of the circus complete with aerial artists, live music, clowns and more, as we tear a painful page from the history of the Big Top. Wrapped in 3-ring excitement, Elephant's Graveyard weaves a tale you'll never forget. Short, pignant, powerful.
Don't miss it.
Shakespeare's valedictory play is also one of his most poetic and magical--teeming with fairies, monsters, and shipwrecks. The deposed Duke Prospero, with daughter Miranda, was shipwrecked on a small island
Now, twelve years later, Prospero brings the guilty to the island for revenge. But as everyone begins to separate fantasy from authenticity, they eventually discover love, harmony, and redemption.
James joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, deaf from birth. The gulf of silence between them seems to be bridged by their desire to understand each other's needs and feelings, but discord soon developes as Sarah becomes militant for the rights of the deaf. While the chasm between the worlds of sound and silence seems almost too great to cross, love and compassion hold the hope of reconciliation, and a deeper, fuller understanding of differences that can unite as well as divide.
April 2-4 and 9-11, 2015, 7:30pm
In a post-apocalyptic world where highly controlled digital texts and images roll and swirl from devices huge and tiny, books—found in abandoned buildings, broken structures, and piles of trash—hold a curious fascination for a group of mavericks. The group gathers routinely to try on the books' stories in a space where they won't be noticed or recorded. Tonight they will play with a new book, The Gospel of St. Matthew, one that has just been found.