2018–19 Theater Season

Announcing the 2018-19 Theater Season!

Full Ride

Written and directed by William Sonnega, Associate Professor of Theater
Haugen Theater – October 4-6, 7:30 p.m., October 6 & 7, 2:00 p.m., October 7, 6:00 p.m., 2018

Full Ride is a darkly comic look at how a contemporary American family is torn apart by the parents’ drive to win-at-all-costs. The play follows David and Jane through an action-packed weekend, and how their passionate quest to make their kids the best–in school, sports, everything— finally makes them their own worst enemies.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Randy Reyes, Artist in Residence
Kelsey Theater- November 9 & 10, 7:30 p.m., November 14-17, 7:30 p.m. November 10 & 17, 1:00 p.m., 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP.

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera. The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’s life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible. This production will embrace the idea of rock idolatry and grounding the world in a rock concert setting complete with back up dancers and an awesome rock band!

You Never Can Tell

Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Michelle Cowin Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Theater
Kelsey Theater – February 9 & 10, 7:30 p.m., February 15 & 16 7:30 p.m., February 10 & 16, 2:00 p.m., 2019
Produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Set in England 1950, the Clandon children, having recently arrived in England from an eighteen-year stay in America, are on a quest to find their father. One problem: they have no idea who he is or what he looks like. Meanwhile, Valentine, a local dentist, falls madly in love with Gloria, the eldest Clandon daughter. However, Gloria, who considers herself to be a unwavering feminist, claims to have no interest in love or marriage. Through a comedy of errors and confused identities, this vacillating rom-com is G.B. Shaw’s response to the farcical comedy genre… but with a witty and conscientious flair that only Shaw could do.

Metamorphosis

Written by Franz Kafka, Adapted by Aaron Lauby ’19
Directed by Aaron Lauby ’19
Haugen Theater – March 7-9, 7:30 p.m., March 9 & 10, 2:00 p.m., March 10, 6:00 p.m., 2019

Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis tells the story of Gregor Samsa after his abrupt transformation into a bug. This adaptation will explore the experience of being an outsider in one’s own home and the role of personal responsibility in fate.

The Mousetrap

Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Karen Peterson Wilson, Professor of Theater
Kelsey Theater – April 11-13, 7:30 p.m., April 13 & 14, 2:00 p.m., April 14, 6:00 pm., 2019
Produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Holding the Guinness world record for the longest continuously running play in the world, this classic murder mystery centers on a group of strangers who are gathered at Monkswell Manor.  Stranded by a snowstorm, they soon discover there is a murderer among them.  Written by Agatha Christie, the first female playwright to have three of her plays running at the same time in the West End of London, this classic drama keeps you guessing.  Guess who did it………but, sssssshhhhhhhh, don’t tell anyone else.

 

 

 

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