Current Season

The Miracle Worker

By William Gibson

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success  with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”

WINNER! 1960 TONY AWARD – Best Play

“Interesting, absorbing and moving.” – The New York Post

October 18-20 | 7:30 PM
October 25-27 | 7:30 PM
October 28 | 3:00 PM

The Secret in the Wings

By Mary Zimmerman

Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work filled with dark mystery. As a babysitter reads from a book, the characters in each of the tales appear, with each tale breaking off just at its bleakest moment before giving way to the next one. Costumes, props, sets, and lighting are used to create images and feelings that render the fairy tales in all their elemental and enduring power.

This production will be entered into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

November 29-30 | 7:30 PM
December 6-8 | 7:30 PM
December 9 | 3:00 PM

 

Studio-Lab

“Comedy Tonight”

Created and Directed by John Hennen

Theatre majors under the direction/mentoring of John Hennen will perform a collection of scenes (possibly linked by theme or style). Projects will focus on acting technique and will allow the theatre major to select a role that challenges them to become better artists.

February 14-17 | 7:30 PM
December 18 | 3:00 PM

 

The Sound of Music

By Rogers and Hammerstein

One of the most popular musicals of all times, a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, so she is sent to serve as governess for the children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, and her developing romance with the Captain, is interrupted when they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis and the family must attempt to escape over the Swiss mountains, providing one of the most thrilling and finales ever in the theatre.

April 9-13 | 7:30 PM
April 14 | 3:00 PM

 

Tickets for all productions will be available through BrownPaperTickets and on sale 30 days prior to the opening of each production. For more information, please call Michael L. Aulick at [email protected].