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SPRING 2016

The Vagina Monologues. Eve Ensler.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler

Director - Mason Gibson, CPS Theatre Concentration Major, Senior Project

February 5-7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Chalmers Herman Theatre

"An Obie Award-winning tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who 'liked to look at it.'"

The Vagina Monologues is traditionally performed in February in recognition of V-Day. This show is recommended for mature audiences only.

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Fiddler on the Roof

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Book by: Joseph Stein
Music by: Jerry bock

Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

Director: Vickie Reifsnider, Musical Director: Rudy Lupinski

March 3-5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Winner of 9 TONY Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler On The Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and book writer Joseph Stein. (www.mtishows.com)

Set in the little village of anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.  Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler On The Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennessee Williams

Director - Dr. Richard Groetzinger

April 8 & 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., April 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Chalmers Herman Theatre

One of the classics of American theatre by Tennessee Williams with A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie, Cat tells the story of Maggie and Brick, struggling in the marriage, returning to Brick's plantation home where his father, Big Daddy, is dying of cancer.

The play was made into a major motion picture in 1958 starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives.  It earned 4 Academy Awards in 1959 including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Actor, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture.

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