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2014-2015 Season

GETTING INVOLVED: Roles are cast by audition. Backstage positions are by arrangement with design faculty and directors. Involvement in all productions is open to all ESU Students. No prior experience required. We train.

Audition information is posted on the bulletin board in the Fine Arts Building lobby. Auditions for the theatre for young audiences are generally the first or second week of school. Auditions for the winter production are generally 1 month into Fall semester. Auditions for the One Acts are mid-late Fall. Auditions for the Spring production are early Spring semester.

Main Stage Productions:

Seussical
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-conceived by Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Directed by Margaret Joyce Ball
Scenic and Costume Design by Yoshinori Tanakura

Dates: October 22-24, 7:30 p.m.; October 25, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; October 26, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Smith-McFarland Theater

Description: Horton, the Whos and the Cat in the Hat lead many classic Seuss characters through a lively and imaginative fantasy world in a musical romp that will delight the entire family.

Erydice
By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Susan P. O’Hearn
Scenic and Costume Design by Yoshinori Tanakura

Dates: February 24-28, 2015, 8:00 p.m.; March 1, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Smith-McFarland Theatre

Description: “In her weird and wonderful new play,Eurydice, the gifted young writer Sarah Ruhl has adapted this mournful legend with a fresh eye, concentrating not on the passionate pilgrimage of Orpheus to retrieve his bride but on Eurydice’s descent into the jaws of death” noted New York Times critic Charles Isherwood . “What she finds there,” he added, and what she learns about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory, is the subject of Ms. Ruhl’s tender-hearted comedy. . . .Perhaps more than anything else, the eerie wonderland of Eurydice evokes the discombobulating experience of grief and loss, the desperate need to move on and the overwhelming desire never to let go — to turn and look back just one more time.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare

Directed by Stephanie Daventry French
Scenic and Costume Design by Yoshinori Tanakura

Dates: April 21-25, 2015, 7:20 p.m.; April 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Location: T.B.D.

Description: Enter the midsummer madness of mischievous magical fairies whose spells make an ass of jealousy and amplify the crazy antics of young lovers. Add the spice of a bumbling company of well-meaning but incompetent theatrical tradesmen making a play within the play and you have a recipe for a romp in the woods in Shakespeare’s zaniest comedy.

Student Production:

Stage II One Act Plays
Plays for One-Act Festival - TBA: Student directors may submit plays early Fall semester. Check the board in the Fine Arts lobby for more information.

Dates: December 2:00 - 6:00, 8:00 p.m.; December 7, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Fine and Performing Arts Building - Dale Snow Theatre
Description: Stage II, the student theatre organization, is responsible for all aspects of the production including play selection, directing, acting, design and technical elements.

Tickets

General admission, $12;
Faculty/staff and senior citizens (with ID), $10;
Students (with ID), $7;
Youth, $5

Tickets available in advance online at esu.edu/theatretickets (credit cards only online).
Remaining tickets available at the box office one hour before curtain on performance dates (cash & checks only at box office). Please arrive early.

For other information, please call (570) 422-3483, x 4 or email esuarts@esu.edu.