Hamlet is knee-deep in a personal and political quagmire. His father, the king, has been murdered by his uncle Claudius, who has hastily married his sister-in-law to assume the throne. Seeking to avenge his father’s murder, Hamlet sets off a chain of events resulting in death, destruction and a notable absence of justice.
Seymour’s just another jerk working down on Skid Row, haplessly pining after his coworker Audrey and keeping his head down. Suddenly, opportunity falls into his lap in the form of a mysterious new plant. A carnivorous, conniving – not to mention singing – new plant that promises to fulfill Seymour’s every wish in exchange for human blood.
This classic sci-fi musical comedy packs a gleefully witty Motown/pop-rock score from the creative team behind Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and more.
A young woman speaks truth to power, but her king is convinced that his word is law. An ancient play that still resonates today.
This smart and darkly funny story about transracial adoption explores racial and cultural identity.
A drama exploring a fictional school shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.
Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge is a contemporary story about the loss of innocence and the coming of age of a student forced to encounter the social ramifications of difference and her own cultural relevance.
Baltimore is part of the Big Ten Theatre Consortium’s New Play Initiative for women playwrights.
Join the artists, featuring a panel of guests, for a conversation with the audience following the performance on February 28, 2016.
Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage explores the strength of the human spirit through the story of Esther, an African American seamstress in New York in 1905 when social and class lines were clearly drawn and seemingly impassible. Directed by Helen Hayes Award nominee Jennifer Nelson.
School of Theatre, Dance,
and performance studies
Friday, May 22, 2015
Clarice Smith Performing arts center
No tickets necessary.
Ceremony and reception will last approximately two hours.
Sponsored by a generous gift from the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation
This program provides school groups with a unique package of opportunities and resources designed to engage, educate and entertain.
The Me Nobody Knows
Music by Gary William Friedman
Lyrics by Will Holt
Adapted by Robert Livingston and Herb Schapiro
Based on the book The Me Nobody Knows, edited by Stephen M. Joseph
Additional lyrics by Herb Schapiro
Arrangements and orchestration by Gary William Friedman
Costume Designer - Marci Rodgers; Scenic Designer - Katie Sullivan; Lighting Designer - Alberto Segerra; Sound Designer - Neil McFadden
The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies has partnered with the Big Ten universities to create a new playwright and performance initiative. Known as the Big Ten Theatre Consortium, the group will commission, produce and publicize new plays in an effort to influence the national dialogue about women playwrights and aim to produce high-caliber plays that are effective tools for teaching theatre students.