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Kindertransport

Kindertransport

by Diane Samuels

In the wake of escalating violence against Jews in the late 1930’s, the British government introduced the Kindertransport, an offer of safe passage for children from Germany to the United Kingdom. Samuels’ play follows one of these “kinder,” Eva Schlesinger. Eva escapes the concentration camps but is thrust into an unfamiliar British culture where assimilation is her only option. Eva matures into a member of British society, simultaneously losing, perhaps renouncing, her Jewish identity, Kindertransport investigates the courage it takes to make impossible choices in the face of the unimaginable.

 Kindertransport will be presented in the 80 seat Lab Theatre. This event is likely to sell out. Due to the intimacy of the venue, late arrivals will not be admitted.

 Oct. 5-7 at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at 2 p.m.

Lab Theatre, Dowd Fine Arts Center


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Little Women

Little Women

Music by Kim Oler

Lyrics by Alison Hubbard

Book by Sean Hartley

A contemporary musical, based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women is equal parts an account of romance and a quest for adventure. The March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy come of age amidst poverty and in a time of hardship, each pursuing a unique path to womanhood. The timeless tale, brought to life with an award-winning score, is the perfect complement to the holiday season.

Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m.

Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre


TICKETS ON SALE IN LATE SEPTEMBER

Top Girls

Top Girls

by Caryl Churchill

Marlene, a corporate maven, has achieved career success through ruthless tactics. Confronting her personal truths, she considers whether she is a model of feminist achievement or is merely impersonating the patriarchy. Top Girls is an intellectual examination of the path to career accomplishment in Margaret Thatcher’s England. The play challenges the value of individual success against a social feminism valuing mutual benefit.

Top Girls will be presented in the 80 seat Lab Theatre. This event is likely to sell out. Due to the intimacy of the venue, late arrivals will not be admitted.

Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

Lab Theatre, Dowd Fine Arts Center


9 to 5

9 to 5

Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Book by Patricia Resnick

Dolly Parton Lyrics - 9 To 5

"Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition..."

Whether the words of Dolly Parton’s workplace anthem evoke familiar memories of the 1980 film of the same name, or they just seem familiar because they describe your morning routine; 9 to 5, the musical is certain to delight anyone who has ever punched a clock, gossiped at a water cooler or kidnapped their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. The comedy is charmingly reminiscent of a 1970’s sitcom and the music surpasses any expectations of the Queen of Country while the authentic sentiment of the leading trio’s friendship assures that 9 TO 5 is a surefire hit.

April 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. April 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.

Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre

 


Performing Arts Department

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

2017 to 2018 Season

FALL 2017

Oct. 5

Oct. 6

Oct. 7

Oct. 8

8 p.m.

8 p.m.

8 p.m.

2 p.m.

Kindertransport

a play by Diane Samuels

Dowd Fine Arts Center, Lab Theatre

Oct. 11 8 p.m. Faculty Recital, Marina Gorelaya, piano Dowd Fine Arts Center, Performance Studio
Oct. 20 4 p.m. Voice Demonstration Dowd Fine Arts Center, Performance Studio
Nov. 10 4 p.m. Voice Demonstration Dowd Fine Arts Center, Performance Studio
Nov. 15 4:15 p.m. Acting Demonstration Dowd Fine Arts Center, Performance Studio
Nov. 19 2 p.m. College Singers Concert Old Main, Brown Auditorium

Dec. 1

Dec. 2

Dec. 3

Dec. 8

Dec. 9

Dec. 10

8 p.m.

8 p.m.

2 p.m.

8 p.m.

8 p.m.

2 p.m.

Little Women

a musical based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre
Dec. 12 8 p.m. College/Community Orchestra Concert Old Main, Brown Auditorium

SPRING 2018

Feb. 22

Feb. 23

Feb. 24

Feb. 25

8 p.m.

8 p.m.

8 p.m.

2 p.m.

Top Girls

a play by Caryl Churchill

Dowd Fine Arts Center, Lab Theatre

March 2

4 p.m.

Voice Demonstration

Dowd Fine Arts Center, Performance Studio

March 30 4 p.m. Voice Demonstration Dowd Fine Arts Center, Performance Studio

April 13

April 14

April 15

April 20

April 21

April 22

8 p.m.

8 p.m.

2 p.m.

8 p.m.

8 p.m.

2 p.m.

9 to 5

a musical with music & lyrics by Dolly Parton

Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre
April 18 4 p.m. Acting Demonstration Dowd Fine Arts Center, Performance Studio
April 27 8 p.m. College Singers Concert Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre
May 1 8 p.m. College/Community Orchestra Concert Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre
May 4 7 p.m. Dance Demonstration Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre
May 11 5 p.m. Commencement Eve Senior Showcase Dowd Fine Arts Center, Performance Studio

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