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Past Theatre Seasons: 2012-2013

2012 - 2013 Mainstage Performances

2012

This Beautiful City

Created by The Civilians
Written by Steven Cosson & Jim Lewis
Music & lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Blake Hackler
September 26-30, 2012
Greer Garson Theatre in the Owen Arts Center

This Beautiful City has been described by The New York Times as an engaging, inquisitive and moving piece of theatre. A play with music, created from interviews with numerous individuals, it explores the evangelical movement and its unofficial U.S. capital, Colorado Springs. The Civilians' project looks at the city as a microcosm of issues facing the economy as a whole — the shifting between church and state, changing ideas about the nature of Christianity, and how different ideas can either coexist or conflict with a community. More details | Buy tickets

Cloud Nine

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by James Crawford
October 24-28, 2012
Margo Jones Theatre in the Owen Arts Center

Internationally celebrated as a modern comic masterpiece, Cloud Nine is a witty exploration of gender roles, colonialism, and the associated issues of power and authority. Within its contrapuntal structure, Act 1 takes places in Victorian British colonial Africa while Act 2 is set in a London Park in 1979 – and yet it would seem that only 25 years have passed! A tour de force from a genius of theatrical invention. More details | Buy tickets

Major Barbara

By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Stephen Fried
November 28-December 2, 2012
Greer Garson Theatre in the Owen Arts Center

In this modern masterwork, described by The Guardian’s Michael Billington as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht, the great G.B. Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter, putting an eternally new twist on the questions of salvation and social engineering. The play’s dialectical dynamics are tossed about in a maelstrom of romantic and familial emotion. More details | Buy tickets

2013

The Rimers of Eldritch

By Lanford Wilson
Directed by Bernard Cummings
February 27-March 3, 2013
Location: TBA

"In this 1966 play, Lanford Wilson looks behind the ''Spoon River Anthology'' exterior in order to expose the warring frustrations in these thwarted lives and, in so doing, he prefigures the movie ''Blue Velvet." Mel Gussow, The New York Times

New Visions, New Voices

April 3-7, 2013
Greer Garson Theatre in the Owen Arts Center

New Visions, New Voices presents innovative student works. More details to come.

The Rep: Three Plays Performed in Rotating Repertory

April 23-May 5, 2013
Margo Jones Theatre in the Owen Arts Center

Shakespeare Project (untitled)

Directed by Will Power

Will Power will stage a Collaborative Shakespearean Mash-up. This will extend the work he began earlier this year with his commission from The Royal Shakespeare Company for their digital project myShakespeare. Music director Justin Ellington will work with Will on the piece.
Will's explanation of the project

The Water Children

By Wendy MacLeod
Student Director TBA

"THE WATER CHILDREN…is simply the most intelligent and entertaining play of the season…A work tackling the ticklish issue of abortion as viewed by assorted pro-choicers, pro-lifers, and hetero- and homosexuals holds genuine promise along with a plethora of pitfalls. It is to Miss MacLeod's considerable credit that she fulfills most of the former while sidestepping most of the latter. Her seriocomic piece is as gripping as it is amusing and, best of all, abundantly stimulates thought." —NY Magazine.
"…in THE WATER CHILDREN…the writing is even handed, cogent and captivating; an articulate debate touched with…passion and astringent comedy." —Village Voice.

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