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NAU Theatre 2018 – 2019 Season
October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
The Secret Garden by Pam Sterling, Directed by Robert Yowell
October 12 at 6:00p.m., 13 at 2:00 and 6:00pm, 14 at 2:00pm, 19 at 6:00pm, 20 at 2:00 and 6:00pm, and 21 at 2:00pm in the Clifford E. White Theater
**Note the adjusted curtain times for family viewing!**
We start the year off right with the much beloved children’s classic about a lonely and spirited orphan, Mary Lennox, who leaves her Colonial India home to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors of England. Her life is about to change along with her companions Colin, her Yorkshire maid, Martha, Martha’s brother Dickon, a crusty old gardener, and a robin.
The Secret Garden, a “universal story” appropriate for all ages, fills us with the magic of theatre! ~~
All in the Timing by David Ives, Directed by David Weynand
November 16 at 7:30pm, 17th at 7:30pm, 18th at 2:00pm, 29th at 7:30pm, 30th at 7:30pm, December 1st at 7:30pm, and December 2nd at 2:00pm in the Studio Theater
David Ives renowned wit shines radiantly in his critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedy shorts that combine intelligent satire, concentration of thought, precision and poetry. An evening of hilarious fun that the New York Times called, “Theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart.”
Don’t miss, All in the Timing – a masterpiece by the “phenomenal word master” David Ives! ~~
The Effect by Lucy Prebble, Directed by Christina Gutierrez-Dennehy
February 22 at 7:30pm – Cancelled, 23 at 7:30pm, and 24th at 2:00pm, 28th at 7:30pm, March 1st at 7:30pm, March 2nd at 7:30pm, and March 3rd at 2:00pm in the Studio Theater
The Effect, called “a clinical romance” Tells the story of two young volunteers who agree to take part in a clinical drug trial, but as love would have it, they succumb to the pull love which throws the research off and frustrates the researchers and clinicians involved in the study. The Effect is a funny, moving and vibrant story – a theatrical exploration into the human brain via the heart.
The Daily News called Prebble’s play. “[a] crackling good play about love, medicine and morals…”~~
Mr. Burns: a post-electric play by Ann Washburn, Music by Michael Friedman, Lyrics by Anne Washburn, Directed by Kathleen M. McGeever
April 19th at 7:30pm, 20th at 7:30pm, 21st at 2:00pm, 25th at 7:30pm, 26th at 7:30pm, 27th at 7:30p.m and 4/28 at 2:00pm in the Clifford E. White Theater
The USA has experienced a widespread and catastrophic nuclear-plant failure that has destroyed the country and its electrical grid. After the disaster, a group of five survivors gather around a fire and recount the episode entitled “Cape Feare” from The Simpsons. As the survivors attempt to remember the events of the episode, they discover that memory is unreliable, disagreeing over who said what and how significant punch lines were worded. “What will endure when the cataclysm arrives—when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding?” Playwright, Ann Washburn asks why and how stories are told, and how they mutate over time. Mr. Burns, an imaginative, dark comedy takes us on an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
Mr. Burns a Post-Electric Play is a dark game of “telephone” with mythic proportions. ~~
Season Bonus Projects
NAU THEATRE DESIGN, PERFORMANCE, RESEARCH EXPO
OCT 17-18 from 2-5pm in the Studio Theater. Free and open to the public.
A FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS – Student directed, coordinated by Robert Yowell, Kathleen M. Mcgeever, and Christina Gutierrez-Dennehy.
DEC 6-8 at 7pm in the Studio Theatre. Free and open to the public.
LITERATURE ALIVE SHOWCASE – Student performances, coordinated by Robert Yowell.
APR 5-6 at 7:30pm in the Studio Theater. Free and open to the public.
THEATRICAL BODIES IN MOTION – Student performances, coordinated by Rebecca Whitehurst.
MAY 2-3 at 7:30pm in the Studio Theater. Free and open to the public.