Showtime: When you Wish Upon a Star
April 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy I. Summers Theatre
Showtime is ECU's musical song and dance performance group. Each semester they prepare numbers which they perform for local organizations and schools. Near the close of the semester, they perform a home show. This is the spring performance of the group.
ECU Theatre Production
April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
April 30, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Chalmers Herman Theatre
Steel Magnolias is Robert Harling's 1987 play which was adapted into an award wining film in 1989. The story is based on events in his sister's life. Set in a small town in Louisiana, it centers around the lives of six women: Truvy, Annelle, Clairee, Shelby, M'Lynn and Ouiser. Each of them possesses the ability to be as fragile as a magnolia flower and yet be tough as steel. Friendship, grief, laughter, tears, and so much more are to be expected in this show. Come ride the emotional rollercoaster as each of these women lose one of their own. The play is being directed by Maggie Payne in partial fulfillment of her senior project.
John Waters "This Filthy World"
Fine Arts Center Feature Presentation
May 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
John Waters is a man of many monikers: The Prince of Puke, The Duke of Dirt, The Sultan of Sleaze. Anyway you put it, John Waters is famed the world over for his trash epics including "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," "Desperate Living," "Polyester," "Serial Mom," "Pecker," "Cecil B. Demented" and "A Dirty Shame." Two of his more surprisingly commercial films have been adapted for the stage: "Hairspray", winner of eight Tony Awards and "Cry Baby - The Musical" nominated for four Tony Awards. In the summer of 2007, "Hairspray" reinvented itself cinematically as a big-budget Hollywood movie starring John Travolta that became a smash hit worldwide.
"This Filthy World" is Waters’s rapid-fire one-man spoken word "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and joyously appalling taste of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of Trash." It is updated and expanded from the original film version that enjoyed critical success at the Edinburgh, Toronto and Berlin Film Fest.