The Moravian College Theatre Company

2015-16 Season

WELCOME to a season in which world premiere original share the stage with the classics of American Drama. See new plays by Moravian Students and local professionals. See beloved classics by Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, plus award winners by Tom Stoppard and Paul Zindel. Some of these shows will be fully produced, while others are script-in-hand readings. Join us for all of these, and for a workshop by guest artists Teatro Potlatch from Italy. We invite you to get involved with the theatre company—ask about auditions or let us know if you would like to help backstage!


Saturday, September 19, 1-4PM

TEATRO POTLACH OF ITALY

Performance styles workshop

Held in the ARENA THEATRE

The innovative, world-renowned Italian theatre company Teatro Potlach will present a workshop and demonstration for the Moravian College Community and guest artists. Members of the company will share an extended selection from their breathtaking “Fellini’s Dream” and explain their famous “Invisible Cities” series, which has used theatre to transform locations across Europe.

No experience necessary; attendees are invited to participate or observe.


Friday, September 25 at 8PM

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

By Tom Stoppard

Part of our FRIDAY NIGHT PLAY READING SERIES

Performed at the ARENA THEATRE

Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdfoot, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the critics themselves become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.


Friday, October 9 at 8PM

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

By Tennessee Williams

Part of our FRIDAY NIGHT PLAY READING SERIES

Performed at the ARENA THEATRE

This celebrated play had a long and successful run on Broadway and the road. A tragic and effective drama which ranks as one of the greatest in our theatre.


November 5-8
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 1PM

EXHIBIT A

By Christopher Shorr and Sam Weinberg

Performed at the ARENA THEATRE

A provocative, original play that shines the spotlight on issues of identity. How do expectations about gender, race, disability and religion influence the way we see ourselves and each other? Bring an open mind and a tough skin--these are sensitive issues, and we're poking them with a stick! A moderated discussion will follow each performance.


Friday, January 29 at 8PM

THE UNFINISHED WORK OF TREVOR DAVIS

A New Musical by Brian Strohmetz

Part of our FRIDAY NIGHT PLAY READING SERIES

Performed at the ARENA THEATRE

Trevor is a struggling artists stuck in a doomed relationship, an unfulfilling job, and a creative rut. Will Trevor be able to rise above the challenges and fulfill his own vision, or will he submit to the vision of others? Much like Trevor's work, his life, too, is unfinished.


February 25-28
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM

THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS

By Paul Zindel

Performed at the ARENA THEATRE

One of Off-Broadway's greatest successes, this powerful and moving study of anembittered, vindictive widow and her two young daughters has been hailed as one of the most significant and affecting plays of our time. Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize.


Friday, April 1 at 8PM

ALL MY SONS

By Arthur Miller

Part of our FRIDAY NIGHT PLAY READING SERIES

Performed at the ARENA THEATRE

In the aftermath of World War II, two families’ confrontations lead to the uncovering of a shameful family secret. Provocative and heart-breaking, All My Sons is a compelling story of love, guilt and the corrupting power of greed that still resonates today.


April 14-17
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM

BHUDOO

By Jp Jordan, Christopher Shorr, and the Touchstone Theatre Ensemble

Performed at the ARENA THEATRE

A folktale. A marketplace. A game. The Moravian College Theatre Company is pleased to present a new work devised and performed by our partners at Touchstone Theatre, exploring the path of four merchants in a competition of life and death as they travel an ever-shifting journey between deception, delusion, and divinity.


Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the event sponsor (cshorr@moravian.edu), or call 610-861-1489.

 

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