Black Theater Ensemble 2014-15
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. Part of the 2014-15 Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program’s “Where We’re From: A Season of Origins and Migrations.”
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
Thursday and Friday, February 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
BLACK THEATRE ENSEMBLE
By Polly Stenham
Directed by Alice Neave (COL ’16)
Produced by Joshua Street (COL ’15)
In a modern day take on the Oedipus myth, That Face takes audiences into the not so idyllic world of an upper class family. An absent father who only comes around when there’s trouble, a daughter in danger of being kicked out of boarding school, an alcoholic mother addicted to prescription pills, and a son who’s put his life on hold to take care of her will all collide in BTE’s multicultural production of Polly Stenham’s gripping tale of frayed family ties.
WALSH BLACK BOX THEATRE, WALSH BUILDING
In addition to That Face and the collaboration with the Theater &Performance Studies Program on the In the Red and Brown Water , Black Theatre Ensemble’s season will include a series of coffeehouses in venues across campus, which provide a forum for students to express self and share perspective through song, dance, and poetry. Visit performingarts.georgetown.edu for updates.
View the Black Theater Ensemble 2013-14 season.