by William Shakespeare
Director: Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson
Scenic Designer: Dathan Powell
Lighting Designer: David Hecht
Costume Designer: Kara Anderson
Auditions and Crew Interviews: January 21 and 22, 2020
Callbacks: January 23, 2020
Performances: April 17, 18, 19 (Fri., Sat., Sun.) & April 23, 24, 25 (Thurs., Fri., Sat.), 2020
The curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night shows is 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday performance starting at 2 p.m.
One of Shakespeare’s beloved comedies, TWELFTH NIGHT employs mistaken identity, misguided love, and mistreatment of a pompous servant. The following is from the Folger Shakespeare Library: “After the twins Sebastian and Viola survive a shipwreck, neither knows that the other is alive. Viola goes into service with Count Orsino…, disguised as a young man, “Cesario.” Orsino sends Cesario to woo the Lady Olivia on his behalf, but Olivia falls in love with Cesario. Viola, in the meantime, has fallen in love with Orsino.”
Meanwhile, Olivia’s kinsman, Sir Toby Belch, along with his friends, make fun of Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, by playing a sinister joke on him. Unbeknownst to Viola, her brother Sebastian has been rescued, and Olivia mistakes Sebastian for Cesario (Viola’s disguise!). By play’s end, Malvolio vows revenge on Sir Toby and his gang, while the mistaken identities are revealed, and 2 couples head towards marriage.
CAST: FLEXIBLE – “gender blind” casting will be employed when possible. minimum of 4 women, 7 men
GOD OF CARNAGE
by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Director: Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson
Scenic Designer: Dathan Powell
Performances: October 25, 26, 27 (Fri., Sat., Sun.) & October 31, November 1, 2 (Thurs., Fri., Sat.), 201
The curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night shows is 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday performance starting at 2 p.m
The Story: (from Dramatist’s Publishing Company) A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for BEST PLAY. The NEW YORK TIMES noted: “[A] streamlined anatomy of the human animal…delivers the cathartic release of watching other people’s marriages go boom. A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment.”
CAST: 2 women, 2 men.
from Various Contemporary Plays
Directors: Students enrolled in THE 476 Directing for the Theatre during the Fall 2019 Semester
Auditions and Crew Interviews: Coming in November, 2019
Performances: December 4 & 5 (Wednesday and Thursday), 2019
The curtain time for these Wednesday and Thursday night shows is 7:30 p.m.
Join us for the return of the popular STUDENT-DIRECTED SCENES, which will feature a variety pack of 10-20 minute scenes from contemporary plays. Plenty of roles available, backstage opportunities, and students will cast fellow students and anyone interested in this great opportunity.