The Effect by Lucy Prebble
Directed by Christina Gutierrez-Dennehy
- Dates & Times:
- 2/22 at 7:30 p.m. | 2/23 at 7:30 p.m. | 2/24 at 2:00 p.m. | 2/28 at 7:30 p.m.
- 3/1 at 7:30 p.m. | 3/2 at 7:30 p.m. | 3/3 at 2 p.m.
- Venue: Studio Theater
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The Effect, called “a clinical romance” Tells the story of two young volunteers who agree to take part in a clinical drug trial, but as love would have it, they succumb to the pull love which throws the research off and frustrates the researchers and clinicians involved in the study. The Effect is a funny, moving and vibrant story – a theatrical exploration into the human brain via the heart.
The Daily News called Prebble’s play. “[a] crackling good play about love, medicine and morals…”~~
Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play by Ann Washburn
Music by Michael Friedman, Lyrics by Anne Washburn, Directed by Kathleen M. McGeever
- Dates and Times:
- 4/19 at 7:30 p.m. | 4/20 at 7:30 p.m. | 4/21 at 2 p.m. | 4/25 at 7:30 p.m. | 4/26 at 7:30 p.m. | 4/27 at 7:30 p.m | 4/28 at 2 p.m.
- Venue: Clifford E. White Theater
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The USA has experienced a widespread and catastrophic nuclear-plant failure that has destroyed the country and its electrical grid. After the disaster, a group of five survivors gather around a fire and recount the episode entitled “Cape Feare” from The Simpsons. As the survivors attempt to remember the events of the episode, they discover that memory is unreliable, disagreeing over who said what and how significant punch lines were worded. “What will endure when the cataclysm arrives—when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced withe task of rebuilding?” Playwright, Ann Washburn asks why and how stories are told, and how they mutate over time. Mr. Burns, an imaginative, dark comedy takes us on an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
Mr. Burns a Post-Electric Play is a dark game of “telephone” with mythic proportions. ~~
Season Bonus Projects
NAU Theatre Design, Performance, Research Expo
Oct. 17-18 from 2-5 p.m. in the Studio Theater. Free and open to the public.
A Festival Of One Acts – Student directed, coordinated by Robert Yowell, Kathleen M. Mcgeever, and Christina Gutierrez-Dennehy.
Dec. 6-8 at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Free and open to the public.
Literature Alive Showcase – Student performances, coordinated by Robert Yowell.
Apr. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theater. Free and open to the public.
Theatrical Bodies In Motion – Student performances, coordinated by Rebecca Whitehurst.
May 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theater. Free and open to the public.