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A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Fields
The Holiday Tradition Returns!
November 18-21, 2021
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m.
Once again, the Department of Theatre teams up with The Buchanan Center for the Arts to present a large-scale community production of the holiday classic.
Directed by Senior Theatre Major Melanie Delbridge
By Lauren Gunderson
February 17-20, 2022
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.
Directed by Dr. Vanessa Campagna
Book by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
April 7-10, 2022
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
Directed by Professor Todd Quick