Current Season

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 Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series

  2014/2015

 

The Wind in the Willows

Oct. 3-4,  7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5,     2:30 p.m.

Harrison Theatre, Swearingen Hall

$12.00 Adults; $6.00 Students- reserved seating

 

Written by Kenneth Grahame and adapted for the stage by Alan Bennett with music by Jeremy Sams, this classic for all ages follows the anthropomorphic animals Mole, Rat, Badger, Toad

 and their friends on adventures from the River Bank, through the Wild Woods and into the Wide World, teaching and learning lessons in kindness,patience, morality and loyalty.

 

 

Macbeth

Nov. 6-8, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 9, 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 13-14, 7:30 p.m.

Harrison Theatre, Swearingen Hall

$12.00 adult, $6 students- reserved seating

 

William Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy was likely written in honor of the new king of England, James I.  Also known as James VI of Scotland, he was famously fascinated by the darker aspects of humanity,

 and Shakespeare’s masterpiece of power lust, magic and revenge perfectly fits the bill.  What surprises audiences today are the tender moments of affection and regret that make this master piece a timeless favorite.

 

 

Dance Concert

Feb. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m.

Harrison Theatre, Swearingen Hall

$12.00 adult, $6 students- reserved seating

 

Dance students explore communication through a variety of dance and musical styles,

making this an event for everyone.

 

 

 

 The Skin of our Teeth

March 26-28,7:30 p.m.

March 29, 2:30 p.m.

Harrison Theatre,  Swearingen Hall

$12.00 Adults; $6.00 Students- reserved seating

 

Thornton Wilder won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama for this work.  He forecasts such movements as Theatre of the Absurd and improvisational theatre with this brilliant tale of the 50000-year marriage 

of George and Maggie Antrobus. The play is simultaneously hilarious and poignant as the Antrobus family survives every problem imaginable. Wilder uses satire and storytelling expertise to celebrate the American family.

 

 

 

Jane Eyre

April 30-May 2, 7:30 p.m.

May 3, 2:30 p.m.

Harrison Theatre, Swearingen Hall

$12.00 Adults; $6.00 Students- reserved seating

 

This musical is a faithful adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s   stunning Gothic novel.  Pop song composer Paul Gordon provides the music and lyrics for the script of John Caird (English language translation of Les Miserables and Children of Eden).  

This powerful stage adaptation brings to life the dark romance of Jane Eyre and Edward Fairfax Rochester with a lush and memorable score.  Whether you know the novel or you are new to the haunted moors of the Brontë’s

  sisters, this is a love story you may never forget.

 

 

Theatre and Dance

 

Ten –Minute Play Festival                                         One-Acts

Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m.                                                                May 8, times TBA

Harrison Theatre, Swearingen Hall                                      Studio 60, Swearingen Hall