2014–15 The Black Box Theatre Season
by David Auburn
directed by Jeanne Leep
How much of our parents we want to inherit, and how much we prefer not to become like them?
Proof is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama andis a work that explores the tricky development of personal identity and the unknowability of love as much as it does the mysteries of the world of math. Proof focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, (a brilliant mathematician as a young man, who was later unable to function without her help.)
Catherine struggles with her sister Clair’s expectations for her and, in her exhaustion, is torn between feeling grief and resentment for her father and the great sacrifices she has made for him. For, Catherine has inherited at least a part of her father's brilliance -- and perhaps some of his instability as well.
Hal, a former student of Robert’s who hopes to find some hint of genius among his incoherent scribblings, visits the house and, as he and Catherine become attracted to each other, they push at the edges of each other's knowledge, discovering not only the unpredictability of genius but also the human instinct toward love and trust.
We’re honored to host theatre artist, Forward Theatre founding member and Edgewood College Theatre Alumni, Sam White.Cast:
Catherine- Stacey Garbarski
Hal- Anthony Novich-Leonard
Claire- Sara Wojtak
Robert- Sam White
- Friday, Sept 19—7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept 20—7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Sept 26—7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept 27—2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
music byMatthew Skylar
book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy
lyrics byChad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy, directed by Audrey Wax
Based on the 1998 smash hit film that starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. THE WEDDING SINGER The Musical Comedy takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.
It's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
Wedding Singer The Musical Comedy was nominated for a Tony Award in 2006 and since then has been sweeping the nation one Thriller dance step at a time.
Join us this coming November for this high comedy dance driven musical. Tickets will be available Oct. 17, 2014.
- Friday, Nov 14—7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov 15—7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Nov 20—7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Nov 21—7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov 22—2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
adapted by Thoman Hischak
based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
directed bySusan Nanning-Sorenson
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.
performances(ALL ARE SOLD OUT)
- Friday, Feb 27—7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb 28—7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Mar 6—7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Mar 7—2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Student Directed One-Acts
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.
- Thursday, April 30—7:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 1—7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 2—2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Theatre for Young Audiences Production, written by the TFYA class
directed by Susan Nanning Sorenson
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.
- Tuesday, May 6—1:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Anderson Auditorium in the Predolin Building