Angels in America, A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Part I: Millennium Approaches
By Tony Kushner | Directed by Amy Seham
October 30-31 and November 1 at 7:30 p.m., November 2 at 2:00 p.m. | Anderson Theatre
* Please note earlier evening start time for this show!
Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1993, Angels is one of the most important masterworks of American theatre. Kushner’s epic story is set amidst the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, yet it reaches back centuries and looks forward to this millennium as it explores shifting ideas about love, faith, and power. With humor, fantasy, and powerful drama, the play asks hard questions about the rules we follow, the families we create, and the beliefs that sustain us. Witty, provocative and compassionate, Angels in America speaks to all of us.
** Though schedules did not permit us to produce all of Angels in America this fall, we want to give our audience the opportunity to experience the important second half of Kushner’s epic. A Staged Reading of Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika, featuring the same cast, will be presented in Kresge Studio on March 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. This event is not ticketed.
Theatre Gallery - A Showcase for Student-Generated Work
Amy Seham, Advisor | Brian Evans, Artist-in-Residence
November 20-23, see specific times below | The Black Box Theatre and Kresge Studio
- So Whatta We Got Here? - Devised by The Interdisciplinary Performance Class with Artist-in-Residence, Brian Evans ‘07
Performed in Kresge Studio on Nov. 21 at 8pm, Nov. 22 at 7pm, Nov. 23 at 1pm.
- That Time – Written by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Thomas Buan ‘16
Performed in the Black Box on Nov. 20 at 7pm, Nov. 22 at 2:30pm and 6:30pm, Nov. 23 at 2pm.
- Gray Duck, a theatrical vehicle for first-year actors – Written by Amy Seham. Directed by Hannah Enright ’15
Performed in the Black Box on Nov. 21 at 7pm, Nov. 22 at 1pm and 8pm, Nov. 23 at 4:30pm.
Always innovative, unique, and eclectic, the Theatre Gallery features selected work by some of our most gifted student artists. Don’t miss the chance to be the first to see the work of these emerging student artists.
Shared Space Dance Concert
Directed by Kadie Habana ‘15 and Maura Bremer ‘15
December 11-13 at 7:30 pm and December 13 at 2:00 pm | Kresge Studio
Shared Space is a student directed, choreographed, designed and performed, studio dance concert. The show gives new choreographers an opportunity to present their work to the community. Each year the performance features a diverse collection of dance styles and forms. Because the concert is in the Kresge Dance Studio and the seating is very limited you are encouraged to get your tickets early. Come and support the choreographers and the dancers and enjoy an amazing performance!
The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy For Serious Persons
By Oscar Wilde | Directed by Amy Seham
February 19-21 at 8:00 p.m., February 22 at 2:00 p.m. | Anderson Theatre
“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” ― Oscar Wilde
In Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, elegant repartee masks a sharp satire of Victorian “morality.” Though Wilde often claimed that art should be trivial, Earnest mocks the rigid performances of class, gender and sexuality that society (still) expects us to play. Witty, fun, and slyly subversive, The Importance of Being Earnest still rocks the house.
How I Know The World: The Gustavus Dance Company In Concert
Directed by Michele Rusinko
April 17-18 at 8:00 p.m., April 19 at 2:00 p.m. | Anderson Theatre
“Dance is a place I go to know myself and the world experientially and intellectually. The creative process offers a forum in which to pose questions and investigate possibilities.” -Andrea Olsen, The Place of Dance
How I Know the World presents a diverse palette of dances, each of which represents the fruition of months of collaborative explorations and investigations. The concert features the work of internationally-known choreographer Keith Johnson, nationally recognized choreographer Cynthia Gutierrez Garner, distinguished alumni choreographers Brian Evans ’07 and Philip Flickinger ‘01, faculty choreographers Sue Gunness, Sarah Hauss, Jill Patterson and Michele Rusinko, and selected student choreographers.
In The Next Room, Or The Vibrator Play
By Sarah Ruhl | Directed by Henry MacCarthy
Scenic Design, Micah J. Maatman | Sound Design, Terena Wilkens | Costume Design, Bethany Davidson’14
Lighting Design, Kit Baumer’14
May 14-16 at 8:00 p.m., May 17 at 2:00 p.m. | Anderson Theatre
From Sarah Ruhl, one of the most gifted and adventurous American playwrights to emerge in recent years comes this provocative, funny, insightful and marvelously entertaining story about intimacy, love and electricity.
“In the Next Room is a true novelty: a sex comedy designed not for sniggering teenage boys — or grown men who wish they were still sniggering teenage boys — but for adults with open hearts and minds." The New York Times
Tickets are available online two weeks prior to opening at gustavustickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.