NAU Theatre 2014-15

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NAU THEATRE:  2014-2015 SEASON SCHEDULE

A Season of Passion and Promise

NAU Theatre heats up the stage with its 2014-15 roster of shows, appropriately titled “A Season of Passion and Promise.”

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m. (as noted) in The Studio Theatre and Clifford E. White Theatre on the campus of NAU. Tickets are available at the NAU Central Ticket Office: (928) 525-5661 or (888) 520-7214 or on the Web at NAU.edu/CTO. For more information, visit www.nau.edu/theatre 


      In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl

7:30 p.m.: November 14-15, 2014 and November 19- 22, 2014

 2 p.m.: November 16, 2014 and November 23, 2014

Studio Theater

Sarah Ruhl has penned a comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity –– provocative, funny, electric. We bring you, “In the Next Room (Or the Vibrator Play),” a stimulating, hilarious Broadway hit, and winner of the 2010 Will Glickman Award for Best New Play. 

 

ARRIVE EARLY ON NOV. 14-15 AND 21-22 BECAUSE

IN CONJUNCTION WITH “IN THE NEXT ROOM,” NAU THEATRE ALSO BRINGS YOU …

Preshow Mini-discussions of “In the Next Room, The Vibrator Play” by Sarah Ruhl, NAU Theatre.

7 p.m., November 14 & 15, 20 & 21 in The Studio Theater

Join our panels of scholars, artists and practical theatre practitioners for lively mini-discussions of the topics and challenges of Sarah Ruhl’s comedy of love, passion and electricity in turn of the century America – a great way to prepare yourself for the “shocking” experience of live performance and electric laughter.

THE SCHEDULE:

o 7 p.m., Friday, November 14: 

“Thank god something still flickers … Light & Shadow/Natural & Artificial in The Vibrator Play”

                      Kathleen McGeever, moderator

               Stephen House (Scenic Design)

               Ben Alexander (Lighting and Sound Design)

               Dr. Patricia Marchesi (English Literature)

 

o   7 p.m., Saturday, November 15:

“For God’s sake why must there be so many buttons ... Costumes and the Actor in The Vibrator Play”


              Kate Ellis, moderator

              Jenn Peterson

              Nancy Parr

              Annie Ballestreos

 

o   7 p.m., Friday, November 21:

“It is a kind of religious ecstasy to be half blind ... Sexuality in Victorian America”

              Seth Muller, moderator

   Dr. Heather Martel (history)

   Dr. Season Ellison (honors performance)

               Dr. Will Cordeiro (honors, Feminist & Gender Studies)   

 

o   7 p.m., Saturday, November 22:

“ I lie very still, close my eyes and try not to thin … Love, Marriage and Intimacy in The Vibrator Play”

Ben Grohs, moderator

Dr. Christina Gutierrez

Jan Rominger

Linda Sutera

 

PANELS:               Ben Grohs, Technical Director, NAU Theatre; Kathleen M. McGeever, director and chair of the Dept. of Theatre; Ben Alexander, Lighting and Sound Designer, NAU Theatre; Steven House, Scenic Design, NAU Theatre; Christina Gutierrez, director and Lecturer, NAU Dept. of Theatre; Jan Rominger, actor, director Theatrikos, Flagstaff; Linda Sutera, actor, director and board member Theatrikos, Flagstaff; Larry Hendricks, Arizona Daily Sun;  Dr. Patricia Marchesi (English Literature); Dr. Heather Martel (history); Dr. Season Ellison (honors performance); Dr. Will Cordeiro (honors, Feminist & Gender Studies)  

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“Angels in America:  The Millennium Approaches,” by Tony Kushner

7:30p.m.: February 27-28, 2015 and March 4-7, 2015

 2 p.m.: March 1, 2015 and March 8, 2015

 Clifford E. White Theater

History, invention, fantasy, laughter and pain … More than two decades ago, Tony Kushner brought a new play to the American Stage, “Angels in America- Millennium Approaches.”  It was 1991 and America has changed, or has it?  NAU Theatre takes on the Pulitzer Prize winning play 22 years after it premiered on Broadway.  

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“The School for Lies” (David Ives’ adaptation of Moliere’s “The Misanthrope”)

7:30p.m.: April 17-18, 2015 and April 22-25, 2015

 2 p.m.: April 19, 2015 and April 26, 2015

 Studio Theater

Hilarity and heart bundled in satire … Sassy David Ives takes on the charm and wit of Molière with this spicy adaptation of “The Misanthrope.”  Carefully blending 17th century farce with 21st century vernacular, Ives’ creates a gaggle of naughty characters that banter and chatter in riotous rhyming couplets amid a glistening world of blather, glamour and scandal. “The School for Lies” will leave you dizzy from laughter!

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On the Second Stage:

“Touch” by Toni Press-Coffman

7:30 p.m.: February 13-14, 2015

2 p.m.: February 15, 2015

Studio Theater

“A gripping, heart-wrenching, tender drama”

"Toni Press-Coffman's play celebrates the beauty of survival with eloquence and grace." —Portland Oregonian. 

Directed by NAU Theatre Senior, Robert Barnes, TOUCH follows the story of a young man caught between the loss of his greatest love and the Cosmos, dealing with the intimacy and the enormity of the heart.

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