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FALL SHOWS AND DATES

 

Nora’s House— adapted by Dale Savidge from Henrik Ibsen's classic A Doll's House

 

Director: Dale Savidge

Senior Project Performance: Rebekah Kington

 

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Nora's House is an innovative and experimental approach to deconstructing a classic piece of theatrical literature to make it relevant for a contemporary audience.  Dr. Dale Savidge, Executive Director of Greenville's Applied Theatre Center, along with a team of acting and design students, re-imagines the world of Henrik Ibsen's classic A Doll's House.

Start at the end: Nora is leaving her family.  Work backwards and ask yourself if she is right or wrong. Now express your opinion.  In this experimental riff on  A Doll's House the audience is challenged to examine and confront issues of femininity, power, status and parity in marriage.  This is theatre that tries to make the world a better place.  

THU 9/22

FRI 9/23

SAT 9/24

THU 9/29

FRI 9/30

SAT 10/1

 

The Spitfire Grill—by James Valcq and Fred Alley

 

Director: Amy Dunlap

Lighting Design: Genesis Garza

Musical Director: Seth Killen

Costume Design: Cyndi Lohrmann


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“Percy Talbot has just been released from a five year prison sentence for manslaughter. She is trying to find a place for a fresh start, and based on a page from an old travel book, travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. The local sheriff, Joe Sutter, who is also Percy’s parole officer, finds her a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill – the only eatery in this struggling town. The Spitfire Grill is for sale. But with no interested buyers, Hannah decides to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely getting hot at the Spitfire Grill. This musical triumph is an inspiring celebration of fresh starts and the power of what one person can do.”  - Stage Agent

“THE SPITFIRE GRILL ...is a complete work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The warm, indigenous American folk sound of Mr. Valcq’s score is, harmonically and melodically, as theatrical as it is grass roots...It is penetrated by honesty and it glows.”  -Alvin Klein, The New York Times

THU 11/10

FRI 11/11

SAT 11/12

THU 11/17

FRI 11/18

SAT 11/19

 

Breadcrumbs

 

Senior Project Performance: Kaylee Thompson

Faculty Performance: Amy Dunlap

 

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A reclusive fiction writer diagnosed with dementia must depend upon a troubled young caretaker to complete her autobiography. In a symbiotic battle of wills, they delve into the dark woods of the past, unearthing a tragedy that shatters their notions of language, loneliness and essential self." (Samuel French)  

10/21/16

10/22/16

 

 

SPRING SHOWS AND DATES

 

39 Steps—by Patrick Barlow

 

Director: Genesis Garza

Senior Project Costume Design: Kelsey Rexroad

Senior Project Technical Director: Josh Davis

 

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39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name! The show’s uproarious fast-paced 100 minutes promises to leave you gasping for breath… in a good way!"  - 39stepsny.com

THU 2/16

FRI 2/17

SAT 2/18

THU 2/23

FRI 2/24

SAT 2/25

 

Macbeth—by William Shakespeare

 

Director: Amy Dunlap

Costume Design: Cyndi Lohrmann

Senior Project Lighting Design: Eli Carnahan

Senior Project Wardrobe Supervisor: Adam Martin

 

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“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes….”

“Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witch- es that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death. “ – Wikipedia

THU 4/20

FRI 4/21

SAT 4/22

MON 4/24

TUE 4/25

WED 4/26