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CUA Presents 2010-2011 Hartke Theatre Season
WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Hartke Theatre
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

The Department of Drama at The Catholic University of America announces its lineup of performances for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • Oct. 14-17 Another Part of the Forest by Lillian Hellman

    Meet the Hubbards — a post-Civil War dysfunctional family. The unmarried daughter is promiscuous, mom may be crazy, one son wants to marry a prostitute while the other son plots to rob his war-profiteering father of his fortune. Set in 1880s Alabama.

  • Nov. 18-21 Whales by Bob Bartlett, M.F.A. playwriting thesis production

    An estranged father and son struggle to rebuild their relationship and save a beached whale in this bittersweet comedy set on the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina. Owen, a typically urban 14-year-old boy, and his fisherman father, Patrick, clash until an unlikely healing communion between boy and whale, between land and sea, rouses the mystical in this moving human journey.

  • Feb. 17-20 and 24-27 — New Play Repertory Premieres: Requiem by Timothy J. Guillot and She Said/She Said by Rebecca Gingrich-Jones, M.F.A. playwriting thesis productions

    Taking musical theater into uncharted territory, Requiem is a visceral exploration of the power of grief. The resounding impact of a person’s passing manifests itself through scene and song, scaling the many facets of the human experience. Though grief can divide, it can also unite. Will healing prevail and hope be restored?

    She Said/She Said explores themes of spiritual awakening, betrayal and the death of love. When a marriage fails, a bitter custody dispute threatens the very definition of family. As the courts battle across state lines, one church seeks to follow a higher law. But amidst all the chaos, can anyone truly claim to have baby Daniel’s best interests at heart?

  • April 7-10 and 14-17 Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare’s dark and wildly comic fairy tale features evil queens, licentious villains, royal princes stolen in their infancy, unbridled jealousy, magic potions, urbane wits and comic halfwits, and mistaken identities.

    All come together in an epic tale of courage and resilience as Shakespeare’s most intrepid heroine undergoes a hazardous journey to regain her lost love and find redemption. Set against the ancient conflict of a declining imperial Rome and an insurgent British population, myth and history collide in a grand and timely adventure.
All performances take place in the Hartke Theatre on CUA’s campus. Tickets: $12 full price, $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni/faculty/staff, and $5 for students.

Season tickets are available for $35. For more information, visit

For more information on the season, call 202-319-4000 or visit  
SPONSOR: Department of Drama


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