2013-2014 Theatre Selections

The Department of Music and Theatre is proud to announce its theatre selections for 2013-2014!

The Tragic History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe

  • October 15-20 (Wismer Theatre)

What would you do for ultimate knowledge? Watch as Faustus, driven by ambition and an insatiable desire for knowledge, makes a deal with Lucifer: wealth and power for the simple price of his soul. Directed by Katie Whitlock, Christopher Marlowe’s Renaissance text with a modern twist is a dark commentary on human existence.

Spring Awakening, by Duncan Sheik

  • November 13-17 & 19-21 (Wismer Theatre)

Based on an 1891 German play by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening chronicles the struggles of teenagers coming of age sexually in a repressive society. This musical swept the 2007 Tony Awards and is directed for us by Joel P. Rogers. It contains sexually explicit lyrics and situations.

Creation Stories, by Susan Hargrave Pate & Actor Research

  • March 4-9 & 11-13 (Wismer Theatre)

The creation of Earth and humanity, told in abstract, serious, and comic physical theatre — with voiceover, sound, and music. Devised from creative dramatics and group research and directed by Sue Hargrave Pate, these short movement pieces are based on myths of different world cultures and traditions.

Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts

  • April 10-13 (Wismer Theatre)

Top student directors take the hot seat, mentored by faculty member William Johnson, to present an evening of little plays that pack a big punch. Proceeds benefit student scholarships in the Department of Music and Theatre given in honor of beloved former Theatre professor, the late Donna Breed.

Spamalot, by Eric Idle

  • April 30-May 4 (Laxson Auditorium)

A retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Spamalot, directed by Joel P. Rogers, features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?

For ticket information, please go to the University Box Office or call (530) 898-6333