2014-2015 ECU THEATRE SEASON

FALL 2014-SPRING 2015

 

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PROOF
Author: David Auburn
Director - Dr. Richard Groetzinger

October 9-11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The Chalmers Herman Theatre

The play centers on Catherine on the eve of her 25th birthday, mourning the death of her brilliant mathematician father, concerned that she might inherit his mental instability, and dealing with the arrival of her sister, who has come for the funeral, and dad’s former student, Hal, who is searching through his works in hopes of finding a new mathematical discovery.

A possible romance, a sister who wants to “take care” of her as she took care of her father, the discovery of a mysterious notebook and Catherine’s own fears add together for a compelling drama. The title refers not only to a mathematical proof, but how we find ourselves having to prove ourselves even to those with whom we are closest.

 

 

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ECU Theatre Student Directed One Acts

ECU Theatre Student Directed One Acts

Director - Dr. Richard Groetzinger

November 21-22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The Chalmers Herman Theatre

The Student-Directed One-Act Plays is the second offering from ECU Theatre.  Five Students enrolled in COMM 3413 Play Directing will be offering up five plays varying in length from 10 minutes to 40 minutes in length.  Production dates are Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22  at 7:30 p.m. in the Chalmers Herman Theatre.  Play titles include Caught in the Act by Bruce Kane, the Lemonade Stand by Bryan P. Harnetiaux, The Telltale Heart, based on the story by Edgar Allen Poe by Luella McMahon, The Tricky Part by Martin Moran, and So I Killed a Few People by David Summers and Gary Rudoren.

 

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Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun

Irving Berlin's
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Music and Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN

Original Book and Lyrics by HERBERT AND DOROTHY FIELDS
as Revised by PETER STONE
February 12-14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

The Ataloa Theatre
Director - Vickie Reifsnider

 

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, originally produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein, music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, directed by Vickie Reifsnider and under the musical direction of Rudy Lupinski, is a "show-within-a-show" of the romantic story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, two sharp shooters who compete for more than just the "cham-peen" title.  The show is set in the late 1800s, the time of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.  Come see if Annie really can get a man with a gun. 

 

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Woyzeck

Woyzeck
by George Buchner
adapted by Nicholas Udall

April 16-18 at 7:30 p.m.
 

Woyzeck (pronounced Voy-check) by George Buchner is the final offering of the ECU Theatre season, April 16, 17, and 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chalmers Herman Theatre.  This production features a translation and adaptation by Nicholas Udall.  The original play written in 1833 was far ahead of its time in subject matter and form.  The play is composed of over 20 short scenes which have appeared in various configurations over the years as Buchner never officially finished the work.

The play tells the story of an army barber and his common-law wife.  Because of their child, Woyzeck signs up for experiments to augment his salary.  In the primary experiment involved in the plot, Woyzeck has been put on a diet of nothing but peas.  As the play progresses, we see Woyzeck fall into a type of schizophrenic madness, with tragic consequences. 

At the time of this posting, original music by Dr. Ben Finley for the production is planned.

 

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