Skip to main content

2014-2015 Theater and Performance Studies Season

 

Where_We The Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program's 2014-15 features three shows:  three faculty-directed mainstage productions:  In the Red and Brown Water (a co-production with Black Theatre Ensemble), the world premiere of On the Origin of Species:  A Nautical Melodrama, and the area premiere of Slow Falling Bird, as well as a special staged reading world premiere of The Bridge of San Luis Rey.  An array of special events features visiting companies and leading professional guest artists, student-written and directed work, and much more.

Order your Flex Pass -- good for three tickets to any combination of the Theater & Performance Studies Program mainstage productions at the Davis Performing Arts Center. Flex Passes are just $40 for the general public, $30 for faculty/staff/alumni/senior, and $15 for Georgetown University students. Read more about our Flex Pass in Flexible Ticket Packages Session.

Join the ranks of Flex Pass members and purchase now:



In the Red and Brown Water (Web) Thursday-Saturday, October 9-11 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 12 at 2 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

CO-PRODUCED BY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM AND BLACK THEATER ENSEMBLE

In the Red and Brown Water

By Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by Prof. Isaiah Matthew Wooden (COL ‘04)

How far will Oya, a fast and beautiful young athlete, go to make a mark in the world?  From MacArthur Fellowship recipient Tarell McCraney comes this timely and haunting work of extraordinary theatrical poetry, part of McCraney's celebrated Brother/Sister Trilogy. Taking place in the "distant present" of mythical San Pere, Louisiana, the play weaves ancient Yoruba tradition into the tale of a contemporary African-American community in the Louisiana housing projects. In the Red and Brown Water is an intoxicating story that charts a young girl’s decision at a crossroads, her journey into womanhood, and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life.  

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DEVINE STUDIO THEATRE

FRIDAY/SATURDAY EVENING:  $18 GENERAL | $15 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $10 STUDENT

ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES:  $15 GENERAL | $12 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $7 STUDENT

 


Origin of Species (Web) Thursday, November 6-8 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, November 13 and 14 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM
WORLD PREMIERE
On the Origin of Species: A Nautical Melodrama
Adapted and directed  by Prof. Natsu Onoda Power
From the book by Charles Darwin
All aboard! From the wild imagination of adapter, director and designer Natsu Onoda Power comes this thrilling and unlikely theatrical take on one of the most influential books of all-time, Darwin's articulation of the foundation of evolutionary biology. On the Origin of Species is a science-show-meets-nautical-melodrama adaptation of Charles Darwin’s writings-all taking place on his ship, The Beagle. The ensemble cast will query our struggle for existence through scenes, songs, movement, animation, and other theatrical transmutations. Do you have what it takes to survive?!
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FRIDAY/SATURDAY EVENING: $18 GENERAL | $15 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $10 STUDENT

ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES:  $15 GENERAL | $12 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR |  $8 STUDENT

 


Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7 at 8 p.m.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM

A staged reading
The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Adapted and Directed by Professor Derek Goldman

From the novel by Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey recounts the story of one religious man's quest to determine why God allows disasters to occur.  In 1714 in Lima, Peru, Brother Juniper, a Franciscan monk, witnesses the collapse of a bridge woven by the Incas that has stood for over a century, killing the five people who were crossing it. He then embarks on a six-year-long quest to determine whether it was divine intervention or happenstance that led to the deaths of the five victims.  Featuring Georgetown students alongside leading professional actors, this workshop presentation of a world premiere adaptation of one of the great achievements in American literature, by acclaimed director and playwright Derek Goldman, is a hauntingly beautiful exploration into the meaning of life and of death, and the paradoxes of faith and reason, full of humane tenderness, humor, and heartbreak.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DEVINE STUDIO THEATRE

FREE, BUT TICKETED

 


Slow Falling Bird (Web) Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.

Wednesday-Saturday, April 8-11 at 8 p.m.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM

Slow Falling Bird

By Christine Evans

Directed by Rosalba Clemente

Conceived on the boat of an asylum seeker, Fish Child hovers above the Woomera Immigration Detention Centre in the Australian desert, reluctant to be born. Her mother becomes enmeshed in an increasingly deadly struggle with a prison guard, bargaining for her child's future. Slow Falling Bird explores the brutal realities confronting those who arrive unbidden in Australia's waters and the warping social and mental conditions on both sides of the wire, asking what kind of new life, and new society, can be born into such barren surroundings. By turns bleak and darkly comical, this play takes place against the wider background of a world with tightly patrolled borders and an increase of 'non-citizens' without rights. Part of the 2014-15 Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program’s “Where We’re From:  A Season of Origins and Migrations.”  Written by acclaimed Australian-born playwright and Theater & Performance Studies Program faculty member Prof. Christine Evans, Slow Falling Bird is directed by Evans' long-time collaborator from Australia, Guest Artist Rosalba Clemente, Head of Acting at Flinders University Drama Centre.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

FRIDAY/SATURDAY EVENING:  $18 GENERAL | $15 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $10 STUDENT

ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES:  $15 GENERAL | $12 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR |

$8 STUDENT

 


Read about the 2014-15 theater special events.

View an archive of past events.

Department of Performing ArtsBox 571063108 Davis Performing Arts CenterWashington D.C. 20057-1063Phone: (202) 687.3838Fax: (202) 687.5757performartadmin@georgetown.edu

Connect with us via: