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The following productions will be produced during our fall 2020 semester. The lineup for the spring 2021 semester will be announced at a later date.
By David Ives
Directed by Jeanne Everton
Sept. 18-20, 2020
A Senior BFA Project & Exclusive Digital Production, by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
From critically acclaimed playwright David Ives, The Universal Language brings together Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wild comic language. Their lesson sends them off into a dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics.
Written and Directed by Connie Whitt-Lambert
With additional material by Sophocles, Aristophanes, William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, Molière, Lord Byron, Emily Dickinson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanny Crosby, Helen Hunt Jackson, Walt Whitman, Phillis Wheatley, Paul Verlaine … and more (or less... )
Oct. 2-4, 2020
An Outdoor Theatrical Production
At A Distance uses inspiration from the most prolific authors, poets, philosophers and playwrights to tell the story of two strangers who discover a shared appreciation for solitude and a love of classical literature. The play includes additional material by writers including William Shakespeare, Molière, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman and more.
By Joe Landry
Directed by Karen Potter
Oct. 9-11, 2020
A Drive-In Radio Play Experience
Spies, murder, love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense's earlier films. With The Lodger and Sabotage, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is an exciting double feature – complete with vintage commercials – that recreates iconic scenes and chase sequences through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jacob Rivera-Sanchez
Oct. 23-25, 2020
Will also be available as a Virtual Production, by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, Inc.
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. This play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Bryan Stevenson
Nov. 6-8, 2020
Will also be available as a Virtual Production, by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
From the award-winning playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.
By Gus Edwards
Directed by Joe Allen Brown
Nov. 20-22, 2020
Will also be available as a Virtual Production, by special arrangement with the playwright and Susan Schulman Literary Agency.
Gus Edwards presents a collection of monologues on Black life written in a voice that reflects the modern African American experience. We meet a host of characters of all ages making their way as best they can in this last part of the 20th century. “An astounding treasure trove […] offering a trenchant, compassionate vision of black life in all its startling diversity and universality.” —Douglas Turner Ward