The Catholic University of America

Aug. 21, 2015

Upcoming Drama Productions Announced

The Catholic University of America Department of Drama will present the following performances for the 2015-2016 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 drama.cua.edu, email cua-drama@cua.edu, or call the box office at 202-319-4000. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for senior citizens, military, CUA alumni, faculty, and staff; and $5 for students.

Sept. 24-27, 2015
Selma ’65
A Play by Catherine Filloux.
Conceived by Catherine Filloux and Marietta Hedges. Directed by Eleanor Holdridge.
In remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Selma voting rights march, award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux brings to life the interconnected stories of Viola Liuzzo, a white civil rights activist, and Tommy Rowe, an FBI informant who was undercover with the Ku Klux Klan. The one-woman show features CUAdrama faculty Marietta Hedges, head of the M.F.A. Acting Program, and is directed by Eleanor Holdridge, head of the M.F.A. Directing Program. Post-show discussions following each performance will feature civil rights activists, artists, and historians.
Performances will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Sept. 24, 25, and 26, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, at 2 p.m.

Nov. 19-22, 2015
Big Love
Written by Charles Mee. Directed by Randy Baker.
Fifty brides seek refuge from their 50 grooms, doing whatever it takes to stop the wedding. Seeking asylum in a beautiful Italian villa, they experience threats of suicide, pacts of murderous revenge, and maybe — accidentally — acts of love. Charles Mee’s explosive and poetic retelling of the world’s oldest play — Aeschylus’s The Supplicants — is equal parts comedy and tragedy, exploring themes of sex, revenge, and justice.
Performances will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 19, 20, and 21, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22, at 2 p.m.

Feb. 12-21, 2016
Legacy Street
Written by Lauren Jane Redmond, M.F.A. playwriting candidate. Directed by Mark Routhier.
Following the takedown of a local drug lord, the inhabitants of Legacy Street struggle to hold on to what little they have left.
Performances will take place Feb. 12, 18, and 20, at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 13 and 21, at 2 p.m.

Feb. 13-20, 2016
Br’er Cotton
Written by Tearrance Chisholm, M.F.A. playwriting candidate. Directed by Thembi Duncan.
Everyone in Ruffrino’s life is content to live in the shadows of paradise, but he is young, gifted, and militant and can no longer stand to have heaven’s gate just beyond his reach. He’s out to save the world, wake up the zombies, and prove by any means necessary that Black Lives Matter.
Performances will take place Feb. 13, 17, and 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 14 and 20, at 2 p.m.

April 21-24, 2016
Pride and Prejudice
Adapted by Jon Jory. Directed by Joseph Ritsch.
At more than 200 years old, Pride and Prejudice couldn’t feel more modern in Jon Jory’s fast-paced and highly entertaining theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen’s famous tale of social class and moral virtue. Considered one of the most popular pieces of literature worldwide, the story of the Bennet sisters leaps off the stage and into the hearts of audiences with Jory’s keen and clever reworking of this romantic comedy of manners. Whether a newcomer to the work or a devoted Austen aficionado, you are sure to delight in this clearly crafted adaptation of considerable wit.
Performances will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 21, 22, and 23, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

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