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BLASTED
FEB 23 - MAR 11
       
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COMPANY

lawrence brewley
amanda foreman
Marisa Teeter
J.R. Teeter
 
CURATORS

juda nevadomski
 
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

  
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2018/2019 MAINSTAGE SEASON
  
BLASTED
Written by Sarah Kane
  

Sarah Kane's first full-length play, Blasted, opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1995. It became the cause célèbre of the theatrical year, making front-page headlines, selling out houses and outraging critics.

Violent, unrelenting, and brutal conflict manifests both in and outside of a small hotel room where three individuals grapple with their own cruelties, fears, desires, and basest instincts. The initial critical response to Kane's first play Blasted at the Royal Court Theatre in London ranged from laudatory to morally condemning but there was unanimous agreement that a singularly original form of theatre had been born. Today, Blasted continues to shake the nerves and sensibilities of its audiences with its savagery as well as its compassion for the lowest depths of human desperation, pain, and ultimate redemption.

For mature audiences only. 

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 23, 24, March 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30pm; March 4 and 11 at 2pm

TICKETS: $14 (General Admission) and $8 (Student/55+ Admission)
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THE MADMAN AND THE NUN
or There is Nothing Bad Which Could Not Turn into Something Worse
Written by Stanislaw Witkiewicz
  

Set in a mental hospital, a novice nun has been recruited to help rehabilitate the mad poet in their care.  As the plot twists and turns towards its conclusion what becomes clear is that the poet Alexander Walburg -- diagnosed as mad -- is completely sane and it is the world that has gone mad!  Originally written in 1923, Madman and the Nun exemplified the style later borrowed by the counterculture movements of the 60s and is echoed in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest incorporating serious topics with humor, absurdity and copious drug use.    

PERFORMANCE DATES: TBA

TICKETS: $14 (General Admission) and $8 (Student/55+ Admission)
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RHINOCEROS
Written by Eugene Ionesco
  
 
The sublime is confused with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition, a staple of every theatre classroom and 20th century drama. A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who becomes a rhinoceros and proceeds to trample on the social order. As more citizens are transformed into rhinoceroses, the trampling becomes overwhelming, and more and more citizens become rhinoceroses. One sane man, Berenger, remains, unable to change his form and identity.

PERFORMANCE DATES: TBD

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MEDEA
Written by Euripides
  

Medea has been betrayed. Her husband, Jason, has left her for a younger woman. He has forgotten all the promises he made and is even prepared to abandon their two sons. But Medea is not a woman to accept such disrespect passively. Strong-willed and fiercely intelligent, she turns her formidable energies to working out the greatest, and most horrifying, revenge possible.

Euripides' devastating tragedy is shockingly modern in the sharp psychological exploration of the characters and the gripping interactions between them.

PERFORMANCE DATES: TBA
 
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THE BLACKS
Written by Jean Genet
  
 
A troupe of black actors reenact the rape and murder of a white woman before a kangaroo court and thus begins The Blacks: A Clown Show a play that examines racism and oppression through the ritualistic reenactment of a murder where all the participants are played by black actors -- even the white characters. Written by Jean Genet at the request of a black actor, The Blacks "flows as freely as an improvisation, with fantasy, allegory and intimations of reality mingled into a weird, stirring unity...Genet's investigation of the color black begins where most plays of this burning theme leave off." --Howard Taubman, New York Times.

PERFORMANCE DATES: TBA

TICKETS: $14 (General Admission) and $8 (Student/55+ Admission)
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THE MAIDS
Written by Jean Genet
        

Role-playing and scheming go hand in hand as two maids plunge into a journey of self exploration.  One playing the maid.  The other playing the madam of the house.  As the plot twists and turns their role-playing becomes increasingly real with disastrous results.
 

PERFORMANCE DATES: TBD

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