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2013-14 Theatre Wesleyan season filled with variety

09.03.2013 | By:
An image of the set from the show, Moon for the Misbegotten

A new season is on the horizon for Theatre Wesleyan, and the 2013-14 lineup is sure to have something for all audiences.

"The season is really varied," said Jeanne Everton, assistant professor and chair director of acting/directing studies. "That’s one of the things we try to do in our season, is give students an opportunity to work with material from a variety of eras and styles."

Post-apocalyptic romance

The first production of the season, "Craving Gravy," is a post-apocalyptic romantic comedy that tells the tale of two wanderers, Gilroy and Delroy, as they journey through a wasteland of meaning. Their search for sustenance, however, yields something far more magical than the four food groups as they discover hope and divinity in each other.

"'Craving Gravy' has been produced very little," said Everton. "I read the play for the first time in 1999 and have had it in my drawer for years, and I finally decided this was the right time to do it."

The set for "Craving Gravy," which opens Sept. 26 and runs through Oct. 6, is already being installed only seven days into the semester.

"The theatre department looks at the production program as the laboratory for what is taught in classes," said Everton, "so the new class of freshmen and transfer students are having to hit the ground running to prepare for the semester’s first play."

Also on the schedule

Theatre Wesleyan will also be performing "33 Variations," a contemporary play about a woman who is researching Beethoven, "The Heiress," a period piece based on a Henry James novel and "The Drowsy Chaperone," a musical that promises to boldly fill the heart’s desire to be entertained.

"Craving Gravy (or Love in the Time of Cannibalism)"
Sept. 26-Oct. 6

"33 Variations"
Nov. 14-24

"The Heiress"
Feb. 20-March 2

"The Drowsy Chaperone"
April 24-27

Upcoming Playmarket Events

The first installment of the readings, set for Sunday, Sept. 29, is Graham's Grail by John J. Humphrey. This thriller takes you on a dark and twisted road into the mind of a person tortured by his convictions.

Sunday's Playmarket reading is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.