The 2012-13 Nomadic Theatre Season
Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, November 29 and 30 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, December 6-8 at 8 p.m.
CO-PRODUCED BY THE GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM, MUSIC PROGRAM, AND NOMADIC THEATRE
A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration
By Paula Vogel
Music by Daryl Waters
Directed by Professor Nadia Mahdi
Music Direction by Professor Maureen Codelka
Produced by Tenaya Campbell (COL ’13)
Christmas Eve in Washington DC, 1864: a cold night for an embattled nation in the thick of a Civil War. Troops in both Confederate and Union camps prepare for the fighting ahead, President Lincoln embarks on a danger-filled midnight adventure, and a mother and daughter fly from slavery towards an uncertain future in the nation’s capital. In this musical celebration, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel weaves an array of voices and stories into a rich and moving musical drama, inspiring a theatrical holiday event that brings us together to celebrate and reflect on our nation’s history and future.
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FRI/SAT EVENING: $20 GENERAL / $18 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR /$10 STUDENT
ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES: $18 GENERAL / $15 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR / $8 STUDENT
Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday, January 23-26 at 8 p.m.
The Bald Soprano
By Eugène Ionesco
Directed by Robert Duffley (COL ’13)
Produced by Natalie Gallagher (COL ’13)
An English tea party unravels at its own tweedy seams in Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano. The Smiths, a middle-class couple who appreciate life’s sturdy pleasures, invite their strikingly similar friends the Martins over for a quiet evening. The visit descends into chaos, however, as their guests, their maid, and finally the town fireman all arrive with increasingly impolite contributions to the evening’s conversation. Originally titled L’anglais sans peine, the play spoofs the cookie-cutter phrases which pass as human interaction. At its premiere in 1950, the work shocked audiences and quickly came to be regarded as a cornerstone of Theater of the Absurd; sixty years later, Ionesco still challenges audiences.
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DEVINE STUDIO THEATRE
$12 GENERAL/$10 STUDENT
Wednesday-Friday, March 13-15 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN MASK AND BAUBLE DRAMATIC SOCIETY AND NOMADIC THEATRE
Based on Polk Street Stories by Joey Plaster
Adapted & Directed by T. Chase Meacham (COL ’14)
Produced by Arianne Price (COL ’15)
Advised by Prof. Susan Lynskey
Polk Street: an end-of-the-line stop for people who are running from pieces of the past. It is a cradle of rebirth, for some, and a gutter for most. It is a place of sex and drugs -- of love, and things that feel like it. It is a nest for runaways, lost children, drag queens, ministers, strippers, hustlers, druggies, artists, queers, and Others who dream of freedom and dancing, of new lives with new pasts. But for all its inhabitants, for better or worse -- Polk Street is home.
WALSH BLACK BOX THEATRE, WALSH BUILDING
$12 GENERAL/$10 STUDENT
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