University Theatre

Event Listing 2014-2015

August 19, Tuesday,

Campus Connections, Talley Student Center

Look for the Arts NC State table

 

August 19, Tuesday
OPEN HOUSE: from 4-6 pm, Thompson Hall
Season production information session at 6 pm, Thompson Hall
Audition Orientation: You Can’t Take It With You, 7 pm Thompson Hall

 

August 20, Wednesday
Auditions: You Can’t Take It With You: 7 pm, Thompson Hall
Stage manager interest meeting, 6 pm, Classroom 300, Thompson Hall

August 21, Thursday
Auditions: You Can’t Take It With You: 7 pm, Thompson Hall

 

August 22, Friday 7:30 pm Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre

A NIGHT OF NEW PLAYS:

A play reading of “The Whirling Dervish” and “A Cheating Nirvana” by Anthony Copian- Garcia

In the one-act play “The Whirling Dervish,” we find entertainment icon Dina Manilli struggling with fame and her inability to find true human connection. This alternate universe fantasy explores the last evening of her broken life as a desperate fan tries to save her from herself.

In “A Cheating Nirvana,” Clem is ready to settle down and start a family with his girlfriend, Lupe. How will she respond when she finds out Clem is bi-sexual and already has a life-long male companion named Tots? This one-act play follows Clem and Tots as they try to define their lives in a finite world. FREE ADMISSION

 

August 28, Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm, Classroom 300

Stage Management Workshop

Annalisa Mickelson, Production Coordinator for Blue Man Group in New York. Annalisa will speak how her background in stage management, marketing, and business allowed her to take a position coordinating the production of an international touring sensation. This master class will be a very informal talk and Q&A session. Annalisa started her career as a stage manager, working at theaters such as Triad Stage, The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Barrington Stage Company and the Tony Award Winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. After moving to New York in 2005, she switched focus to the business side of theatre, working as a Marketing Associate for Soho Rep, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and as an Account Associate for the theatrical marketing firm Allied Live, where her clients were Mamma Mia!, RENT, Billy Elliot and Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana. Since 2011, she has worked at Blue Man Group as a Production Coordinator, helping to produce shows in Brazil, Australia, Berlin, Tokyo and Las Vegas. She holds a BFA from UNCG in Technical Production and a MFA from Brooklyn College in Performing Arts Management.

 

September 23, Tuesday 7:00 pm Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre
Performance of Red, White & Banned 2014, marking Banned Book Week. Scenes and monologues from banned books. Actors and readers needed! Contact Mia Self 919.515.3147,

mlself3@ncsu.edu

 

September 25-28 Thursday-Sunday;
October 1-5, Wednesday-Sunday
Weeknights and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm
Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

You Can’t Take It With You
by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
One of the most loved plays from the 1930s returns to stage with Kaufman and Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The eccentric Sycamore family is presided over by Grandpa Vanderhof, a former businessman who has turned his back on commerce to enjoy life. With more time than money, this family is happily surviving the Great Depression by embracing their individuality, forming relationships and exploring their hidden talents rather than devoting their lives to the pursuit of wealth and status. Hysterical and yet touching, the message is still wonderfully relevant 78 years after it premiered!

 

September 29, Monday, Audition Orientation: Around the World in 80 Days, 6 pm, Thompson Hall
September 30, Tuesday Auditions: Around the World in 80 Days,7 pm Thompson Hall
October 1, Wednesday Auditions: Around the World in 80 Days,7 pm Thompson Hall


November 7-9, Friday-Sunday,
November 12-16, Wednesday through Sunday
November 19-23, Wednesday through Sunday
Weeknights and Saturdays, 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

Around the World in 80 Days
by Laura Eason adapted from the novel by Jules Verne
This exceptionally graceful adaptation of the Jules Verne classic is both wise and fun-filled. Phileas Fogg, the mysterious and brilliant man of mathematics and scientific reason, wagers his considerable fortune that the world can be circumnavigated in 80 days. Will Fogg and his wiley valet Passepartout complete the journey or be foiled by bandits, buffalo, storms and Scotland Yard? Aboard trains, steamships and elephants, he learns about the heart, himself and a world much bigger than he anticipated.

 

December 1, Monday: Audition Orientation: The Little Shop of Horrors Thompson Hall 6 pm
December 2 Tuesday: Auditions: The Little Shop of Horrors, 7 pm Thompson Hall
December 3 Wednesday: Auditions: The Little Shop of Horrors, 7 pm Thompson Hall

 

February 2, Monday, Audition Orientation: The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone
6 pm, Thompson Hall
February 3 Tuesday Auditions: The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone Thompson Hall, 7 pm
February 4, Wednesday, Auditions: The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone Thompson Hall, 7 pm

 

February 12-15 Thursday through Sunday,
February 18-22 Wednesdays through Sundays
Weeknights and Saturdays, 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm
Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

The Little Shop of Horrors
by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman
Nerdy orphan Seymour is working at Mushnik’s flower shop when one day, just after an eclipse of the Sun, he discovers a strange plant. He buys it and names it Audrey II (after the love of his life, Audrey). This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it a very special diet. The plant grows and grows and wants more and more. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it? The deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years.

 

February 26, 27: Thursday, Friday Student Studio Performances: 7:30PM Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall
Tickets: Suggested Donation $5 at the door

 

March 27-29, Friday-Sunday,
April 8-12, Wednesday through Sunday
April 15-19, Wednesday through Sunday
Weeknights and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone
By Seamus Heaney
The first show produced by University Theatre (then Thompson Theatre) 50 years ago was Sophocles’ Antigone. In a salute to our history and longevity, we are presenting this outstanding new translation of Antigone, commissioned by Ireland's renowned Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centenary. Seamus Heaney uses his own modern and masterly touch to expose the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece. First staged in the fifth century B.C., Antigone stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the rebellion, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone faces the appalling dilemma of whether to obey Creon and offend against the gods, or follow her heart and plunge her accursed family into a fresh cycle of violence by burying her brother.