The Catholic University of America

Aug. 1, 2014

Upcoming Drama Productions Announced

The Catholic University of America Department of Drama will present the following performances for the 2014-2015 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place at the Hartke Theatre on the Catholic University campus at 3801 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, D.C.

For more information on these events or to purchase tickets, visit, email, or call the box office at 202-319-4000.

King Oedipus

Oct. 9-12. Directed by M.F.A. directing candidate Orion Jones.
Through an experimental exploration of Sophocles’s tragedy, this production reveals that the classic story of one man’s ambition and downfall is frighteningly contemporary.

La Perdida
Nov. 20-23. Directed by M.F.A. directing candidate Elena Velasco.
An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale set in colonial Mexico, La Perdida incorporates magic and music to offer a new vision of the classic romance.

Conversations I’ve Never Had
Feb. 13-22. Written by M.F.A. playwriting candidate Kathleen Burke.
Newlyweds Ruth and Brad’s happy life is disrupted by a mysterious figure from Ruth’s past. With the help of her sister Amy, Ruth and Brad stuggle to find a way to save their marriage from each other.

The Mage Knights of Eternal Light
Feb. 14-21. Written by M.F.A. playwriting candidate Amanda Zeitler.
After the death of her father, the power of Dawn’s grief pulls fantasy characters, both heroes and villians, out of her father’s favorite book. Their appearance jeopardizes her already crumbling relationship with her family and friends.

The Revolutionists
April 23-26. Directed by Eleanor Holdridge, director of the MFA Directing program.
A new work by Lauren Gunderson, the award-winning playwright of I and You, The Revolutionists is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.




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