Current Season

The Marriage of Bette and Boo
by Christopher Durang

November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
November 24th at 2:00 p.m.
Dailey Theatre
$15 General / $12 Faculty, Staff & Seniors / $8 Students*
Directed by Steven Kent
Never have marriage and the family been more scathingly or hilariously savaged than in this brilliant black comedy. The marriage of Bette and Boo brings together two of the maddest families in creation in a portrait album of family life’s uncertainties and confusion. Bereaved by miscarriages, undermined by their families, separated by alcoholism, assaulted by disease, and mystified by their priest, Bette and Boo, in their bewildered attempts to provide a semblance of hearth and home, are presented with a poignant compassion that enriches and enlarges the play, and places Christopher Durang squarely in the forefront of American dramatists.

New Directions in Directing
December 2 – 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Dailey Theatre
Free Admission
Students of THAR 351 showcase their work, consisting of excerpts from various plays and one acts of note.

The Agony of Colin Powell
by Dr. William A. Cook
December 2013
Dailey Theatre
The Colin Powell in this play is a representative character, not unlike Everyman, who must face his inner self, having lived a life contrary to the values, principles, and morals that had governed his behavior before his ascent to the pinnacles of power.

The New Originals
January 30th – February 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Dailey Theatre
$15 General / $12 Faculty, Staff & Seniors / $8 Students
An exhibit of original student performance art from the class THAR 202 Performance Art and Experimental Theatre> Performance Artist Alan Tollefson facilitates the students’ expression of personal history, identity and struggle in this visually striking work that integrates electronic media with live performance.

Art
March 6 – 11 at 7:30 p.m. and March 9 at 2:00pm
Dailey Theatre
$12 General / $8 Faculty, Staff & Seniors / $5 Students
Directed by Dr. David Flaten

The Directing Projects 
April 2-5 at 7:30 p.m.
Dailey Theatre
Free Admission
Students of THAR 351 showcase their work, consisting of scenes from the comedies from the writer Miro Gavran

Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
April 24, 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
May 4th at 2:00 p.m.
Dailey Theatre
$12 General / $8 Faculty, Staff & Seniors / $5 Students
Directed by Sean Dillon
The Duke of Vienna has handed the reins of his government to Angelo, only to discover that Angelo’s rigid adherence to the law is tainted with hypocrisy. A young nobleman, Claudio, is sentenced to death for premarital relations with a woman to whom he is betrothed. His fate is thrust into the hands of his sister, Isabella, who now must choose between her brother’s life and her own salvation. Wickedly comic and strangely tender, Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s most powerful plays.

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