The Season

REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by Neil LaBute
SPRING AWAKENING
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater,
Music by Duncan Sheik

William Shakespeare's
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
 

 

 


EXTREMITIES
by William Mastrosimone

Also playing                                                                                        
Fall Dance Concert  Heritage Ensemble
The Flava Show
The Spring Dance Concert

(Click on the show titles for more information.)


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Fall

October 6 -10, 2011
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.


REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by Neil LaBute

Directed by Hiawatha Johnson Jr.

Scenic Design:  Emily Perry '12
Costume Design:  Marian van Noppen '12
Lighting Design:  Ken Parks

Stage Manager:  Megan Hageman

CAST LIST

Auditions: August 29 & 30
Rescheduled: August 31 & September 1
7:00 p.m. in the Lab Theatre.

A new play by Neil Labute kicks off the 2011-12 season. Fresh of a successful Broadway run, Reasons to be Pretty is the story of Greg and Steph, a young couple on a collision course with marriage. All is fine until Greg is overheard commenting on some of Steph's physical imperfections. What ensues is a sometimes comedic, sometimes painful look at the difficulty of young love. In typical Labute fashion, Reasons to be Pretty captures the natural rhythms and beauty of everyday speech, while laying bare some of the most unattractive elements of human nature.

REASONS TO BE PRETTY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

"Mr. LaBute is writing some of the freshest and most illuminating American dialogue to be heard anywhere these days." —NY Times. "No contemporary writer has more astutely captured the brutality in everyday conversation and behavior: That kind of insight requires sensitivity and soul-searching." —USA Today. "It is tight, tense and emotionally true, and it portrays characters who actually seem part of the world that the rest of us live in." —Time Magazine. "The playwright delivers the goods, in a work that's lively and compulsively watchable and that offers a fresh take on the eternal matter of achieving adulthood." —The Record.

THE STORY: A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is a gorgeous play.

-From the Dramatists website -

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in the Lab Theatre.

$10 General Admission, $8 Randolph College Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$8 Adults over 60, $5 all students
(Donations accepted toward the Sock & Buskin scholarship fund.)

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November 17 - 21, 2011
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

 
SPRING AWAKENING
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater,
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Directed by Mace Archer
Music Direction: Randy Speer
Choreography: Kelly Malone Dudley

Scenic Design:  Christopher Otwell
Costume Design:  Mellissa Gilbert '10
Lighting Design:  Ken Parks

Stage Manager:  Amber Keesee

CAST LIST

Auditions: September 18 & 19
7:00 p.m. in the Thoresen Theatre

A musical that defines a generation of young people, Spring Awakening. With music and lyrics by Duncan Shiek and book by Steven Sater, weaves a tapestry of blossoming adolescent sexuality in 19th Century Germany. The play is an adaptation of the classic play of the same title by Franz Wedekind. This retelling is set to a glorious contemporary rock score, as Spring Awakening juxtaposes the strife of youth over 100 years ago with the trials of being a teenager in the present. Apparently teens have always bemoaned “The Bitch of Living” and have thought the world was “Totally F*****!” You won't want to miss a musical that changed the landscape of Broadway in the same way that Rent did two decades earlier.

Spring Awakening is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY  10019. Phone: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com.

Winner of 8 TONY Awards, including BEST MUSICAL, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

Adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears, and exhilaration of the teen years, it has been hailed as the "Best Musical of the Year" by the New York Times, New York Post, Star Ledger, Journal News, New York Observer, and USA Today.

-From the MTI website -

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in Thoresen Theatre.

$13 General Admission, $10 Randolph College Faculty/Staff/Alumni,
$10 Adults over 60, $5 all students
(Donations accepted toward the Sock & Buskin scholarship fund.)

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Winter

February 23 - 27, 2012
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.


William Shakespeare's

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Directed by Mace Archer

Scenic Design:  Rebekah Baumgartner '12
Costume Design:  Melissa Gilbert '10
Lighting Design:  Shawn Paul Evans

Stage Manager:  Zara Sibtain

Auditions: January 15 & 16
7:00 p.m. in the Thoresen Theatre

Shakespeare returns to Randolph with his timeless classic, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Wildcat version will steams things up as we transport the story to Carnival in Brazil. You'll feel the heat as Oberon and Titania squabble, Puck plays his pranks, and the young lovers stumble and bumble their way to true love. The WildCat production will weave its spell of sensuality and evoke the rhythms of Carnival.

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in Thoresen Theatre.

$10 General Admission, $8 Randolph College Faculty/Staff/Alumni,
$8 Adults over 60, $5 all students
(Donations accepted toward the Sock & Buskin scholarship fund.)

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Spring

April 19 - 23, 2012
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

 
EXTREMITIES
by William Mastrosimone

Directed by Lisa Cesnik Ferguson,
Artistic Director of Georgia's Rose of Athens Theatre

Scenic Design:  Emily Perry '12
Costume Design:  Emily Perry '12
Lighting Design:  Matt Cornpropst '14

Stage Manager:  Olivia Vescovo '12

Auditions: January 15 & 16
7:00 p.m. in the Thoresen Theatre

A classic of modern theatre, Extremities by William Mastrosimone rounds out the Wildcat Theatre Season. Perhaps most remembered as a film starring Farrah Fawcett, although first staged in 1982 off-Broadway with Susan Sarandon in the leading role, Extremities is a volatile mix of power and dominance, justice and retribution. The play begins with an attempted rape, but quickly the tables turn and the victim becomes the aggressor. Extremities is a play that demands much of its audience and its performers, and we are delighted to end our season with such an insightful and honest piece of work.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The Associated Press described Extremities as "a searing play about rape". This incredibly gripping drama portrays the act and it's aftermath as the victim turns the tables on her attacker, reaching a climax of fever pitch suspense.

"A good, jolting evening."-N.Y. Daily News

"A white knuckle psychological thriller."-USA Today

-From the Samuel French website -

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in The Lab Theatre.

$10 General Admission, $8 Randolph College Faculty/Staff/Alumni,
$8 Adults over 60, $5 all students
(Donations accepted toward the Sock & Buskin scholarship fund.)

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Additional to the
Performance Season


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Fall

October 28 & 29, 2011
[Friday and Saturday]
Performances at 7:30 p.m.

Fall Dance Concert
4th annual showcase of student choreography.

in Smith Hall Theatre
$5 General Admission, $3 Students

 


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Winter

March 14 & 16, 2012
[Wednesday and Friday]
Performances at 7:30 p.m.
 Heritage Ensemble
The Flava Show

Directed by Hiawatha Johnson Jr.

in Thoresen Theatre
Free


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Spring

March 29 - 31, 2012
[Thursday through Saturday]
Performances at 8:00 p.m.

 The Spring Dance Concert
 

in Smith Hall Theatre
$8 general, $4 students, free for children under 12

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