Tensions run high as Lloyd Dallas, the director of this play’s play-within-a-play, struggles to prepare his accident-prone cast for the opening of British bedroom comedy Nothing On. Missed cues, jealous lovers, a lost contact lens and a troublesome plate of sardines all conspire to ruin the performance. Michael Frayn’s award-winning farce details the hilarity the ensues behind-the-scenes of a theatrical production.
Set in the fictitious town of Güllen, this allegorical dark comedy tells the story of a woman’s revenge on a community that cast her out when she was pregnant and impoverished. The play arcs from absurdist to barbarous in order to question what happens when civil ethics, personal morality, patriarchal rule, justice and democracy go amok.
Hamlet finds himself knee-deep in a personal and political quagmire. But the politics and scandal in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy are nothing compared to the political discord and global uncertainty of today. This student-driven, devised theater piece, adapted from the Bard’s tale, imagines a new cast of greedy, divisive leaders — and a new generation to challenge them and liberate themselves.
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.