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The Department of Theatre announces its 2018-2019 Season

Fall 2018

CreatureCreature, by Heidi Schreck

Directed by Kristen Palmer
October 17 - 20, 2018
Black Box Theatre

New mother Margery Kemp is having visions - some transcendent, some horrifying - all disruptive to her soul, her marriage, and her village. Set in 1401, Creature explores Margery’s quest for sainthood as she wrestles with devils, her own insatiable appetites and the basic inconvenience of heavenly visitations when there are babies to feed and a business to run.

Comedic with a touch of horror; saintly yet rooted in the messy business of living playwright Heidi Schreck transforms Margery’s history into a contemporary exploration of faith, the supernatural and human nature.

 

 

 

 

To Kill a Mockingbird PosterTo Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Directed by Hannah Simms
December 5 - 8, 2018
Black Box Theatre

Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird opens in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout and her brother, Jem, live with their widowed father, Atticus Finch. Reminiscent of a bygone era, the play immerses us in a simpler time as the children play outside in the summer, act out stories and muse about their mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. The facade of the seemingly peaceful town begins to crack when a young black man is accused of a terrible crime. Driven by an unshakeable moral conviction, local lawyer Atticus defends the man in a trial that sends violent waves through the community. Timeless and lingering, this hard-hitting work explores prejudice, compassion and the courage to do what is right.

 

 

 

Ana Grace LogoDonation Night: Get in by Giving Back
Wednesday - 12/5 - 7:30PM
A Donation to the Ana Grace Foundation is your ticket to the show.
Toys, Non- Perishable Food, and Winter Clothing  

For information on other items you can donate click the link below: 

http://www.ccsu.edu/loveWins/suggestions.html

 
 
Spring 2019

Troilus and Cressida, by William Shakespeare  

Directed by Thom Delventhal
March 6 - 9, 2019
Black Box Theatre

Troilus and Cressida is often included in the category of Shakespeare's problem plays, largely because of the unusual collision of styles within the piece: high romanic poetry, slapstick, pompous rhetoric and brutal violence. The totality is a hilarious but harrowing rant about the absurdity of love in a time of war. The title purposely echoes Romeo and Juliet, but the backdrop is mythic. These Trojan lovers are doomed. Their pathetic attempts to fulfill their desires within the brutal and divisive political environment are shockingly relevant to our current American moment. 

SGA-funded musical (TBA)

Run Dates:  May 1-5, 2019

 

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please visit the CENtix Box Office website at tickets.ccsu.edu.  
You may also go to the CENtix Box Office, located in the main lobby of the Student Center at the Information Desk. 

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