Theatre Season: 2017-2018
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September 27 - 30, 2017, 7:30 pm
By Jean Anouilh | Adapted and Translated by Lewis Galantiere | Directed by Jim Lile
Jean Anouilh’s version of Sophocles’ timeless play was born in Paris during the Nazi occupation. The collision of personal conviction with government mandate resonated with Anouilh’s audience and, through Lewis Galantiere’s translation, continues to echo in our time. After the opening of Katharine Cornell’s original American production in 1946, Helen Keller commented, “This play is a parable of humanity. It has no time or space.”
(G) Bud Walton Theatre
The Sleeping Beauty
November 11 & 12, 2017, 2:30 pm
By Charlotte B. Ghorpenning | Adapted from the Brothers Grimm | Directed by Anne G. Lile
This is a play that tells the age-old story of the lovely princess who was cursed on the day of her christening by an uninvited wicked fairy. The fairy prophesied that on her 16th birthday the princess would prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a deep sleep. She will only be awakened one hundred years later by a prince brave enough to fight his way through the wilderness that grows up around the castle.
(CT) Taylor Performing Arts Center
February 21 - 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz | Book by Roger O. Hirson | Directed by Jim Lile
With an infectiously unforgettable score from musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin captivates and appeals to the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin searches for the secret to true happiness. In the end, he finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
(M) Taylor Performing Arts Center
How the Other Half Loves
April 25 - 28, 2018, 7:30 pm
By Alan Ayckbourn | Directed by Ann G. Lile
There are three couples in this play. The men all working for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest, and when each man returns home suspiciously late one night or early one morning they invent a story about having to spend some time smoothing domestic matters in the home of a third couple. Of course, the third couple have to show up to put the fat in the fire, but that complication only adds to the fun of this famous farce.
(M) Bud Walton Theatre