2015-2016 ECU THEATRE SEASON

FALL 2015-SPRING 2016

 

Compleat works

THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SKSPR (abridged)

Author: Reduced Theatre Company
Director - Dr. Richard Groetzinger

October 8-10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10 at 2 p.m.
Chalmers Herman Theatre

Three actors work together to present, to some extent, all 37 plays of William Shakespeare in about two hours time.  The result, a hilarious comedy with a million props and a gazillion laughs.  And you don't need to be a Shakespeare afficionado to appreciate this slapstick look at his histories, his comedies, and his tragedies.

Don't look away, you might miss something. Two casts, one of all men, one of all women, will alternate shows, so you'll want to come back and see it again. 

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The Hobbit

THE HOBBIT by Edward Mast

Director - Donna Graves

November 20 & 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., special school matinees November 19 & 20, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Ataloa Theatre

You've seen the movies which may have been too gruesome and violent for younger kids to see.  Now you can introduce them to this classic tale by J.R.R. Tolkien in an adventurous one-hour version by Tolkien expert Edward Mast designed for middle-school age students.  Special rates for children will be in effect for both the school matinees and evening performances.

Follow Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the 13 Dwarves as they attempt to retrieve the lost treasure and over Smaug.
 

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Vagina Monologues

  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 whirlwind 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.'"
   (www.eveensler.org)

   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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SHOWTIME CHRISTMAS

Director - Vickie Reifsnider, Musical Director - Rudy Lupinski

December 3 & 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy I. Summers Theatre


ECU's vocal performance troupe, Showtime, will bring a program of song and dance celebrating the holiday season.  No details available at the present time.
 

 

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 bookwriter 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 traditional 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 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 their 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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