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Current Productions 2015/16 SEASON

VENUS

by Suzan Lori-Parks
Directed by Melissa Crespo

BEN BRINTON Assistant Director
DANIEL GEORGE Dramaturg
CAMERON CLAY Stage Manager
ZHANE LIGON Assistant Stage Manager
STEPHEN H. CARMODY Scenic Design
ROB WIESMANN Lighting Design
LUX HAAC Costume Design

CAST

VENUS OYAH BANGURA
MAN/BARON DOCTEUR MIKE LUCA
NEGRO RESURRECTIONEST RHAAMELL BURKE-MISSOURI
MAN'S BROTHER/SHOWMAN EMILY BANKS
GRADESCHOOL CHUM GRACE HENDERSON
CHORUS-MOTHER TORUN ESMAEILI
CHORUS-YOUNG MAN MARLIN SLACK
CHORUS-FATHER TYLER MATOS
CHORUS-UNCLE MAX RADEL
CHORUS MELISSA BIANCHI
  KRISTEN CAMOS
  CHRISTINA KROELL
  EMILY LOCKLEAR
  AUDREY NEY
  SHABBI SHARIFI
  DIAMOND WHITE

Crossing from South Africa to London in the 19th century Sarah “Saartijie” Baartman finds herself on display in a London freak show. Billed as “The Hottentot Venus” she is exploited as a curiosity for her “exotic” physique by European viewers. We follow her journey as the playwright examines issues of colonization and objectification that are still evident in today’s society.

October 9-11 & 15-18, 2015 • Little Theatre Mainstage

All shows 8 p.m. except Sunday 3 p.m. matinees on 10/11 & 18

TWELFTH NIGHT

by William Shakespeare
Directed by NICOLE A. WATSON

Assistant Directors OLIVIA LODGE & DAVID APICHELL
Dramaturg HAILEY MICKULAS
Stage Manager ASHLING COSTELLO
Assistant Stage Manager CANDACE COURTNEY
Scenic Design STEPHEN H. CARMODY
Assistant Scenic Designer GREG BROWN
Lighting Design BEN FITCHORN
Costume Design JENNIFER RICE

CAST

VIOLA PAIGE ESPINOSA
ANTONIO MITCHELL MUNIZ
ORSINO LAURA CHAMBERLAIN
OLIVIA TYLER STETTLER
MARIA ABBY SLOCUM
SIR TOBY JENNY RUBIN
SIR ANDREW PAULIE PECORELLA
MALVOLIO KELSEY D'ANDREA
FESTE MIA AGUIRRE
ENSEMBLE VICTORIA GIAMBALVO
  ANNA BETTERIDGE
  KELLY LIEBMAN

PTC revisits Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about star-crossed lovers and cross-dressed suitors. A tale of love, deceit, and mistaken identity—blurring the lines of gender, truth, and occasionally, sanity, we go on a journey with Viola, a woman masquerading as a man and wooed by a woman who thinks she is a man! Chaos ensues!

November 13-15 & 19-22, 2015 • Little Theatre Mainstage

All shows 8 p.m. except Sunday 3 p.m. matinees on 11/15 & 22

GIFTS OF THE MAGI

from the stories of O. HENRY
book by MARK ST. GERMAIN
music by RANDY COURTS
lyrics by RANDY COURTS & MARK ST. GERMAIN
Directed by SCOTT EBERSOLD
Music Director: Paul L. Johnson

Dramaturg LOGAN DE WITT
Stage Manager EMILY WHIPPLE
Assistant Stage Manager TYLER MATOS
Lighting Design THOMAS PASCARELLA
Scenic Designer BRIAN DUDKIEWICZ
Costume Designer CHRISTOPHER METZGER

CAST

JIM GABE AMATO
DELLA MEGHAN GRATZER
WILLY ETHAN MOORE DODD
SOAPY

JEFFREY TIERNEY

CITY HIM CAMERON CLAY
ROBBIE MC GRATH
CITY HER TAYLOR BASS
NANCY QUINTANA

The PTC offers this heartwarming musical about the true meaning of Christmas giving. A poor young couple in New York seeks to express their love for each other through a special gift for the season. When they both sacrifice their most precious possessions to buy a present for one another they find that, although they have acted at cross-purposes, a gift is not an object, it is the spirit of giving. A tale of true love, and a bright, beautiful way to inspire the holiday spirit in all of us. This musical production will be produced through Tilles Center for the Performing Arts as part of both the School-Time and Family Series.

December 4 & 5, 2015 • Tilles Recital Hall

12/4 at 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.; 12/5 at 2 p.m.

2016 VIRGIL J. LEE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

As part of PTC’s commitment to supporting and nurturing new theatre the company stages readings of work that is beginning its journey to full production. Actors collaborate directly with professional playwrights and directors to move the play to its next level of development. Be the first to step into the world of a new play!

January 29 &30 at 8 p.m. & January 31 at 3 p.m.

Little Theatre Mainstage

SPRING RIFLE RANGE LABORATORY

Post Theatre Company accepts proposals for innovative projects to be produced in the Rifle Range Theatre each semester. Participants explore new and often unexpected ways of making theatre. As cross-disciplinary artists, they produce all aspects of their own work with minimal support and guidance by the department. Where will their journey take them?

February 5 & 6 at 8 p.m. & February 7 at 3 p.m. • Rifle Range Theatre

BERNARDA ALBA

Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa
Directed by Zi Alikhan

This intensely theatrical musical, based on the classic play by Federico Garcia Lorca, chronicles the growing awareness on the part of Bernarda’s five daughters that there is a new world apart from the one imposed by their domineering mother. As they seek to embrace their indi- viduality and see that their dreams for the future don’t mesh with Bernarda’s restrictions, the daughters must ask the question: do they limit the possibilities of one’s life’s journey by accepting their mother’s repressive moral codes?

February 19-21 & 25-28, 2016 • Little Theatre Mainstage

All shows 8 p.m. except Sunday 3 p.m. matinees on 2/21 & 2/28

THESIS 2016: UNLESS & IT ALL

Projects by Laura Chamberlain/Cameron Clay & Abby Slocum Two undergraduate honors thesis productions in one evening.
Unless is an original work created by Cameron Clay and Laura Kaye Chamberlain. The piece uses rap, spoken word, and poetry to connect its audience members on a personal level to today’s environmental crises.
It All. Unlocking what happens when the act of inter pretation no longer satisfies the creative impulse of the actor, and how it can stir a necessary obsession.

March 4 & 5 at 8 p.m. and March 6 at 3 p.m., 2016 • Rifle Range Theatre

FIRST YEAR SHOWCASE 2016

The first year acting and musical theatre students step into new territory as they begin their exciting journey toward the profession. This transition from the studio to the stage presents a series of short, new works.

April 8 & 9 at 8 p.m. and April 10 at 3 p.m. • Little Theatre Mainstage