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2010-2011 Season



 

Tartuffe
by Jean Baptiste Molière translated by Richard Wilbur - Troutt Theater
The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious imposter—has insinuated himself. He succeeds magnificently in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house and then tries to marry his daughter and seduce his wife and scrounge the deed to the property. He nearly gets away with it, but an emissary from King Louis XIV arrives in time to recover the property, free Monsieur Orgon and haul Tartuffe off to jail. And so his duplicity is finally exposed and punished. But not before the author has mercilessly examined the evil that men can commit in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.

“A sparkling version of one of the great comedies of the French Theater. A resounding success in its production by the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center. "…an astonishingly delightful romp…" —NY Post.

Friday, October 1st at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 2nd at 3:00pm
Saturday, October 2nd at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 3 at 2:00pm
Thursday, October 7th at 7:30pm
Friday, October 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 9th at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 10th at 2:00pm

Bunraku Theatre
Troutt Theater
Saturday, October 30th

33 Variations
by Moisés Kaufman - Black Box Theater
A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.

"You don't have to know Beethoven from Bach to find yourself thoroughly absorbed by the theatricality with which Kaufman has tied a historic event—the legendary mystery surrounding one of Beethoven's compositions—to a drama about a fatally ill Beethoven scholar, her relationship with her daughter and the daughter's burgeoning romance." —CurtainUp.

Friday, November 12th at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 13th at 3:00pm
Saturday, November 13th at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 14th at 2:00pm
Thursday, November 18th at 7:30pm
Friday, November 19th at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 20th at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 20th at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 21st at 7:30pm


Eurydice
by Sarah Ruhl - Troutt Theater – Collaboration with Actors Bridge
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

"RHAPSODICALLY BEAUTIFUL. A weird and wonderful new play - an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory.” The New York Times

Friday, February 18th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 19th at 2:00pm
Sunday, February 20th at 2:00pm
Thursday, February 24th at 7:30pm
Friday, February 25th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 26th at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 26th at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 27th at 2:00pm


The Government Inspector
The Black Box Theater
The corrupt officials of a small Russian town, headed by the Mayor, react with terror to the news that an incognito inspector (the revizor) will soon be arriving in their town to investigate them. The flurry of activity to cover up their considerable misdeeds is interrupted by the report that a suspicious person has arrived two weeks previously from Saint Petersburg and is staying at the inn. That person, however, is not an inspector; it is Khlestakov, a foppish civil servant with a wild imagination.

“Universally recognized as one of the greatest European comedies of the 19th century, this high spirited and keen witted satire on official crookedness and human stupidity remains fresh on stages throughout the world, where it continues to play as one of the most genial creations of the theatre.” – Samuel French

Friday, April 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 9th at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 9th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 10th at 2pm
Thursday, April 14th at 7:30pm
Friday, April 15th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 16th at 2:00pm
Sunday, April 17th at 2pm


Dance Performance
The Troutt Theatre
The annual Dance Production will offer a dance style for everyone including, ballet, modern, tap, jazz as well as cameos from the professional dance community. The Dance Performance will fill the Troutt Stage with students performing original work and showcasing new technique.

Friday, April 29th at 7:30
Saturday, April 30th at 7:30
Sunday, May 1st at 7:30

Theatre Extravaganza
Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Troutt Theatre
This year-end recital by the Department of Theatre and Dance will feature The Happy Prince. Written by School of Music faculty member Deen Entsminger, the performance will feature the Chamber Singers and modern dance.