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Season 2013-2014

The season spans from September through April.

An Evening of Durang

September 20-21 (Freshman Show)

New students begin their theatrical careers at Roger Williams University in a collection of wacky and wonderful short plays by 2013 Tony Award winning playwright, Christopher Durang.

 

 

 

Metamorphoses

Adapted from Ovid by Mary Zimmerman
October 11-13; 17-19
(Main Season I)

Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image bringing Ovid’s tales to stunning visual life proving that romance never goes out of style – even for the Gods. Nominated for three 2002 Tony Awards, including Best Play.

“…Zimmerman’s lovely, deeply affecting work…shows that theater can provide not just escape but sometimes a glimpse of the divine.” –Time

 

 

 

 

 

Festival of One-Act Plays

October 25-26
(Stage Company)

Two student-directed short plays:
The Game, a morality play by Louise Bryant
Helena's Husband, a historical comedy by Philip Moeller

 

 

 

Jane Eyre

Adapted from Charlotte Brontë's novel by Polly Teale
November 15-17; 21-23
(Main Season II)

For a Victorian woman to express her passionate nature is to invite severe punishment. Could it be that Jane and the madwoman at Thornfield are not opposites, but are parts of the same woman? Central to this adaptation is the idea that inside the sensible and proper Jane exists another self who is passionate and sensual. Bertha, locked way in the attic embodies the fire and longing which Jane must keep hidden.

“I have to come to see the novel as a quest, a passionate enquiry” –Polly Teale

 

 

 

Variety Show

February 7-8
(Stage Company)

An evening of entertainment including comedy and music!

 

 

 

 

Red Herring

By Michael Hollinger
February 28-March 5
(Main Season III)

“Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It’s 1952: America’s on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower’s on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy’s on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor—or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.”—Dramatists

 

Love Cycle: A Soap Operetta

Music and Lyrics by Peggy Black and Bill Burnett

Book by David Misch

March 21-22
(Senior Directing Project)

"A musical which takes place in a laundromat where a ghost lives in one of the dryers and offers advice to the patrons." 

 

 

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book by Alex Timbers

April 11-13, 23, 25, 26
(Main Season IV)

A wild west rock musical that redefines America’s controversial 7th President as an “emo” rock star. The 2010 Broadway hit that’s funny, subversive, and thought provoking.