What’s on Stage

THE SECRET GARDEN by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Audition Orientation: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Auditions: Wednesday & Thursday November 30 – December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Performances: Wednesday, February 15 – Sunday, February 19, 2017 Wednesday- Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by: John McIlwee

Location: Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

This enchanting classic of enduring popularity is reimagined in brilliant musical style. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing THE SECRET GARDEN’S compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal with a magnificent and soaring score.

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Of Ghosts & Strangers by Teal Lepley 

Performances: Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:30pm

Directed by: Mia Self

Olivia has lost the last ten years of her life. She doesn’t remember how she got here – falling in love, getting married, becoming widowed. Olivia must piece together her past from those who witnessed her life and her dead wife’s journals. This expressionist play explores the complex interplay of memory and identity. Of Ghosts and Strangers by Teal Lepley is the winner of the 2015-2016 Creative Artist award.

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THE MERRY REAL (HOUSE)WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare, adapted by Rachel Klem

Audition Orientation: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Auditions: Wednesday & Thursday, January 25 – 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Performances: Thursday, March 30 – Sunday April 9, 2017

Wednesdays- Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by: Rachel Klem

Location: Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall
A modern spoof of the Shakespeare classic, this production will use the reality T.V. genre to tell the romping story of Falstaff as he tries to trick Mistress Ford & Mistress Page out of their money. Set in the trashy nouveau riche town of Windsor, Connecticut, jealous husbands, silly suitors, and mischievous fairies make this classic play a riotous trip through small town politics and merry matchmaking.