Department of Theatre Arts

 

Little Women

Little Women

Adapted by Thomas Hischak, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Directed by Susan Nanning-Sorenson

Friday, Feb 27 at 7:30: Feb 27th is SOLD OUT
Saturday, Feb 28 at 7:30,
Friday, March 6 at 7:30, Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 & 7:30


Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is an epic story that is familiar to nearly every American.  Set during the Civil War, the plot revolves around the lives of the four March daughters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—and follows their triumphs and tragedies as they grow up, fall in love and face life. 
Thomas Hischak’s time-honored script is a heart-warming adaptation of Alcott’s classic that captures the richness and depth of her lovely characters and story. Audiences of all generations will enjoy this much-loved classic tale, interlaced with warmth, family loyalty and love. 

Tickets
$12 General/$7 Students & Seniors
Faculty/Staff: FREE!

*Faculty and staff may receive up to four free tickets by entering their passcode at the time of checkout. Your passcode is your Edgewood username (login name) in all lowercase letters.*

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Diane Ballweg Theatre, Stream Building, Edgewood College

 

The Theatre Arts Department and the Art Department collectively invite you to visit the art gallery on the first floor of The Stream in collaboration with the upcoming production of Little Women. 

The art exhibit, "Wreaths of Remembrance," features Hair Wreaths dating from 1850-1899, Tinsel Paintings dating from 1850-1890 and contemporary Hairwork by Susan J. White.

Often made as memorials, hair wreaths were commemorative and encompassed hair from the members of one’s family, church, and school. Tinsel paintings as an American folk art were primarily a woman’s art form that flourished from the mid-1830s through 1890. During and immediately following the Civil War, tinsels were also painted by injured Union soldiers as a form of rehabilitation therapy.

Concurrently, Little Women, set during the Civil War, explores the lives of the four March daughters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—and follows their triumphs and tragedies as they grow up, fall in love and face life. 

The exhibit will run from Feb 6 through Mar 8 and is FREE to visit. Gallery reception will be held from 5-7:30 on Feb 27, opening night of the production. The gallery will be open during intermissions of the show as well.

Student Directed One-Acts

One Acts

Thursday, April 30 at 7:30, Friday, May 1 at 7:30, Saturday, May 2 at 2:00 & 7:30

Contemporary one-act plays directed by Edgewood Theatre Arts students:  fresh, funny, thought-provoking and smart, this variety pack of plays showcases the talents of our students onstage and behind the scenes. 
The theatre department has grown so much of late, that we have had to change our requirement for this.   In the past all majors were required to direct, but now this production will be a collaborative capstone experience of the One Act Play production class where some students will still direct, but others will take over other areas of design and production so that more students can have a meaningful collaborative production experience, not limited to directing. Tickets go on sale April 1st. and this will run April 30- May 2.

Tickets
$12 General/$7 Students & Seniors
Diane Ballweg Theatre, Stream Building, Edgewood College

Auditions for the Student Directed One-Acts are on March 9th and 10th. Time TBA.

TFYA Theatre for Young Audiences: Shadow in the Sea

Shadows in the Sea

May 5 at 1 pm and 7 pm
Anderson Auditorium
Free

Students from the Theatre For Young Audiences class will once again research, write, rehearse and tour an original piece, this year highlighting the issue of the health of ocean life and coral reefs.  This is the seventh original production for young audiences produced by that class, which not only tours to schools, but also brings students to our campus for a free show in the Anderson Auditorium.  We also always do a production, free and open to all, on an evening in the last week of classes.  This will run May 5 and tour to area schools on May 7.

Students & Alumni Speak

Edgewood College students & alumni talk about their Theatre Arts experiences
  • Kaia Stofflet

    "We get a lot of experience that a bigger school couldn’t offer."

  • Duane Campbell

    "I love theatre and I realized it here when I started taking classes and I didn't want to leave."

  • Rori Flynn

    "Edgewood is not just a college community—it's a family...with many unique members who are all accepted with every quirk and eccentricity they have."

  • Kat Gatewood

    "I want to do social justice in theatre and be an activist for justice."

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View photos from the Spring 2014 performances of Urinetown

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View photos from the Fall 2013 performances of Love's Labour's Lost
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