Theatre

Current Season

Cloud 9CLOUD NINE (purchase tickets)
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Christi Moore

September 28 - October 2, 2011
7pm | Wednesday & Thursday
8pm | Friday & Saturday
3pm | Sunday

Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater

Set in colonial Africa and late 20th century Britain, the play explores relationships - between women and men, men and men, women and women. It’s about sex, power, politics, money and Queen Victoria. Presented in an unforgettable juxtaposition of satire, farce, high and low comedy and uncompromising prose that is funny and slightly disturbing. (Adult subject matter for mature audiences only)


OUT OF BOUNDS                                       (free admission, seating is limited)
By Rajesh Gopie

October 5, 2011
7pm | Wednesday

Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater

Rajesh Gopie’s one man performance, runs through 28 characters with jaw dropping energy. Billed as the play that so moved Nelson Mandela that he requested a private performance. Out of Bounds provides insight into the confused state of being a South African Indian under apartheid, where the dangers were more hidden and unexpected. This play is far more than about Indian culture. It embraces all people who have asked themselves, who they are and where they come from. 

Intelligent and incisive, Rajesh Gopie’s passion shines through in Out of Bounds. Both irresistibly funny and emotionally searing as a character driven family chronicle. 


1940s Radio Hour
1940’S RADIO HOUR

(purchase tickets)
By Walton Jones
Directed by Rick Roemer

November 16-20, 2011
7pm | Wednesday & Thursday
8pm | Friday & Saturday
3pm | Saturday & Sunday

Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater

It’s Christmas time in 1942. On a cold and snowy evening in New York,
a close-knit group of entertainers at a small New York City radio station-all heading somewhere else-are broadcasting the final holiday variety show for the troops overseas. Patriotic, sentimental, and overwhelmingly nostalgic, this holiday musical production is reminiscent of an era long since passed but never completely forgotten.


Black Box Series Presents: Beirut and Night Maneuver

1 Night, 2 Shows, 1 Price!    (purchase tickets)

Black Box Series
BEIRUT
By Alan Bowne
Directed by Alexis Gette ‘13

February 15 – 19, 2012
7pm | Wednesday & Thursday
8pm | Friday & Saturday
3pm | Sunday

Heather Hall

Beirut is the story of a Brooklyn man quarantined in the Lower East Side after being tested positive for a deadly, nameless virus. His girlfriend, who has not been infected, makes the dangerous journey across the quarantine line to be with him. The plague has upped the ante on love and introduced them to sacrifice. They are a Romeo and Juliet of the boroughs. An East Side story. (Adult subject matter for mature audiences only)

 

Black Box Series
NIGHT MANEUVER
By Howard Korder
Directed by Abraham Ramirez ‘13

February 15 - 19, 2012
7pm | Wednesday & Thursday
8pm | Friday & Saturday
3pm | Sunday

Heather Hall

A series of lies and inconsistencies drive this plot and the relationship between brothers, Lou, Tim, and the absent Monty whose heavy shadow eclipses them throughout. An underhanded power-struggle between the two ensues, as Lou acts as the rather obnoxious patronizing older brother, and Tim the pathetic and helpless younger brother. It becomes clear that both of them have their secrets, and using mind games, and deception, they each try to catch the other out. Intriguing and touching, this play is a powerful unfolding of the human construct in order to reveal its inner-most fragility. (Adult subject matter for mature audiences only)


Beggars Opera

THE BEGGAR’S OPERA
(purchase tickets)
By John Gay, Adapted by Benjamin Britten

March 1-4, 2012
7pm | Thursday
8pm | Friday & Saturday
3pm | Sunday
Alma Thomas Theater

A Special Theatre & Music Department Collaboration

Muggers, smugglers, prostitutes, and thieves. Nobody plays by the rules, least of all MacHeath-bandit, hedonist, superhero to some, villain to others. John Gay’s opera brings to life the greed, lust, and corruption of 18th Century London. A dark, seedy, absurd, visually rich, and cruelly comic production. 


Dead Man's

DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE
(purchase tickets)
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Heather Huggins

April 18-22, 2012
7pm | Wednesday & Thursday
8pm | Friday & Saturday
3pm | Sunday

Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater

The man at the next table just died and his cell phone won’t stop ringing. When Jean answers his phone, her fateful act dials her deeply into the dead man’s mysterious business and his eccentric family – not to mention trips to the afterlife and the black market. This imaginative and dark-edged comedy is the captivating odyssey of a woman forced to confront her assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technology-obsessed world. (Mature themes and some strong language) 


DANCE REPERTORY THEATRE (purchase tickets)
Conceived and Choreographed by Judy Thompson-Price

April 26-27, 2012
7pm | Thursday
8pm | Friday

Alma Thomas Theater

Featuring the work of the Southwestern Dance program and its gifted choreographers and dancers, this event celebrates the enduring power of movement in a visual and kinetic revelry. Experience a mosaic of vivid and imaginative dance works in varied styles. Allow your senses to delight in the unique expressive potential of music and bodies in motion.