Advanced Directing Student Shows: Each year in our Studio Theatre we have opportunities for our students to direct One Act plays or Full length plays if they are directing a second time. There is always a wonderful variety and even some original works written by the directors. Show dates: September 27, 28, 29, October 4, 5 @ 7:30 and September 30 and October 6, 7 @ 2:00.
The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar adapted by Ken Ludwig and Thornton Wilder directed by Gary Zaro: The play tells the story of two young bucks who, having spent all their money by living too well, leave London and roam from town to town in search of love and fortune. In order to find a wealthy heiress for at least one of them, they pose as master and servant – exchanging roles from one town to the next. In Lichfield, Aimwell is the master and Archer the servant, and there they meet the lovely, wealthy Dorinda and her equally desirable sister-in-law, Mrs. Kate Sullen. They set their caps for these women, but problems abound. Kate is married to a drunken sot who despises her; the innkeeper's saucy daughter, Cherry, has set her cap for Archer; Dorinda's mother, Lady Bountiful, mistakenly believes herself to be a great healer of the sick, and she guards her daughter like a dragoness; and a band of brigands plans to rob the house of Lady Bountiful that very night, putting all schemes in jeopardy. CPA Show Dates: November 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 7:30 and 11, 18 @ 2:00.
I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro and Music by Jimmy Roberts Directed by Andrea Robertson: This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, 'Say, what are you doing Saturday night? CPA Show Dates: April 12, 13, 19, 20 @ 7:30 and 14, 20 @ 2:00.
Oz: The Land that Time Forgot by Dr. Craig Kosnik and Anne Negri: It’s been almost one hundred years since anyone from the outside world has stepped foot in Oz. In that time, things have changed for the worse….A new ruler has overthrown the Ozian government, and he cannot be stopped. These dire times have called on the Shaggy Man to try to contact our world and get help. Will he get through in time? Who will side with the new ruler? Who will stand up against him? Will things ever be the same in Oz again? Featuring a wide variety of characters from all of Baum’s Oz tales. World Premiere. Watch for June dates. Appropriate for family audiences.