Current Season

Season Theme: HUBRIS and SHAME Within: Self, Society and Systems
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*** Fall, 2012 ***

No Exit (Huis Clos)
Written by Jean Paul Sartre
Adapted from the French by Paul Bowles
Designed and Directed by Paul J. Siddens III, Ph.D.
October 11, 12 and 13
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc

Jean Paul Sartre, a major figure in the 20th century existentialist movement, uses No Exit to tell us the story of three complete strangers, with pasts they are all reluctant to reveal, who find themselves in an unusual predicament. Having left this “earthly veil of tears,” a mysterious figure leads each of them to a well-appointed room they are to share; where there is a door, but they can never leave; there are lights, but they never go out; and it’s unbearably hot. Hmmm. Where ever might they be?

An Evening of "TEXT Messages"
7:30 pm Curtain
November 1
A common phrase has new meaning when the "best of the best" performances from our beginning classes take center stage. Experience all kinds of texts in this one-hour celebration of performance!

HUBRIS and SHAME within
7:30 pm Curtain
December 6 and 7
“Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you forget yourself.”   ~John Guilgud~
Graduate students perform their work from the Seminar in Performance Studies taught this semester by Karen S. Mitchell, Ph.D.

*** Spring, 2013 ***

Conceived, Written and Directed by Joshua Hamzehee
7:30 pm Curtain
January 31, February 1 and 2
The U.S. represents less than 5% of the world’s population, yet it also contains nearly a quarter of its imprisoned populations, leading many to proclaim that we live in the age of incarceration. Set in a modern American prison cell, CONVICT follows the experiences of Cyrus, a single father convicted of murder under extenuating circumstances, and explores the liminal space between guilt and innocence, our expectations of masculinity, and our overcrowded penal system’s tendency to punish rather than rehabilitate. Through laughter, poignant moments, and non-traditional theater techniques, CONVICT highlights the humanity of the prisoner and asks: Is it time for a change?

*Clogging the System
Conceived, Written and Directed by Harrison Postler
7:30 pm Curtain
March 1 and 2
Set in the ubiquitous offices of corporate America, this play uncovers how deeply embedded shame is in our society. When office members arrive at their new building to discover fully public toilets (not restrooms) they are forced to confront beliefs that have been ingrained within them since birth. Viewed through a satirical lens, the play takes many various twists and turns as it explores how people confront the things that make them uncomfortable.

*Home Is Where Your Dog Is
Conceived, Written and Directed by Jorge De Leon
7:30 pm Curtain
April 11, 12 and 13
Although the commonly accepted definition of “home” is a place where one lives, for many people their homes are distant memories and provide only a metaphor for survival. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there were an estimated 643,067 homeless people in the United States in 2011. Set in the modern day rural United States, this production reveals the struggles of every day life in the streets. By examining the relationship between George and his dog Chucks, we begin to explore what happens when the social world around us begins to deconstruct itself, and perhaps creates a new definition of home.

Performance Power Hour!
7:30 pm Curtain
April 18
See the "best of the best" performances from our beginning level performances classes. From traditional performances of literature to the unexpected pop culture fest, you will laugh, cry, and beg for more!!!!!

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