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2007 - 2008 Season

interrogating the nude


Interrogating the Nude
  • Written by Doug Wright
  • Directed by Jim Tompkins

Meet Marcel Duchamp and his twin, Rose Selavy, as they may have been in 1913 when the New York Armory show scandalized the American public and the art world.   Man Ray shows up too.   An unusual, witty and elegant play which re(de)constructs the Cubist masterpiece, "Nude Descending a Staircase."  Strong language and nudity.


 

cage rhythm
 

Cage Rhythm

  • Written by Kia Corthron
  • Directed by Nefertiti Burton
  • An African American Theatre Program production

Frank scenes of the daily life of female prisoners are juxtaposed against the lyrical imagery of the women's dreams and memories of their children.   Cage Rhythm brings to life the race, gender and class inequities within the criminal justice system.

 

angels in america
Angels in America, Part I:  Millennium Approaches
  • Written by Tony Kushner
  • Directed by Rinda Frye

Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize, this groundbreaking epic weaves the lives of fictional and historical characters into a dynamic nexus of social, sexual, and political revelations.   Produced as part of the College of Arts & Science’s Centennial Celebration and its “Life of the Mind” series, which brought Kushner to campus on October 11, 2007.

 

forum poster A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
  • Directed by Jim Hesselman

Based on the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, this Broadway musical follows the bawdy pursuits of a slave named Pseudolus to win his freedom by helping his master woo the girl next door.

 

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     Titus Andronicus
  • Written by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Dennis Krausnick

This seldom seen drama of revenge, probably Shakespeare’s earliest tragedy and certainly his bloodiest, focuses on a fictional Roman general and the cycle of violence with his stalwart enemy Tamora, Queen of the Goths.



 

adventures of a black girl in search of god


The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God
  • Written by Djanet Sears
  • Directed by Dr. Lundeana Thomas
  • An African American Theatre Program production

Set in a 200-year-old Black community in Canada, this play will make you laugh and weep, and sometimes all at once.   A country doctor struggles to make sense of the death of her child, the disintegration of her marriage, and her eccentric father’s astonishing crusade.

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