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2014/15 SEASON

THE CONDITIONS OF LOVE

directed by Maria Porter & David Hugo
devised by the ensemble

Music Director Paul Pecorella
Stage Manager Sarah Taylor
Assistant Stage Manager Anna Betteridge
Ensemble Jamie Boswell

 

Rosalind Cavallaro
  Paige Espinosa
  Sarah Golden
  Audrey Ney
  Ashley Reichert
  Abby Slocum
  Tyler Stettler

Upon return from ICTF at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Post Theatre Company will feature this new, devised theatre piece to open our 2014-15 season. The piece will pair Sondheim songs with text by William Shakespeare, exploring how love effects “the two” and “the one” through time—the intimate intersection of desire, need, obsession, and destiny.
Little Theatre Mainstage

BIG LOVE

by Charles Mee
directed by Gisela Cradenas

Assistant Director Cristian Avila
Stage Manager Chris Balbi
Assistant Stage Manager Erin Knowles
Scenic Design Arnulfo Maldonado

Lighting Design

Christina Watanabe
Costume Design Anthony Paul-Cavaretta

CAST

Lydia Sarah Taylor
Olympia Olivia Lodge
Thyona Linda Liebman
Bella Rosalind Cavallaro
Eleanor Emily Locklear
Piero Ben Brinton

Giuliano

Tyler Stettler
Constantine Cody Petit
Oed

Cameron Clay

Nikos Mike Luca
Leo Jeffrey Tierney
Ensemble Robbie McGrath
  Mitchell Muniz
  Ricky Quintana
  Sara Erkliev
  Tiffany Messing
  Jenny Rubin


Spanning three time periods, The Walls traces the history of mental illness in women through the specific stories of three families, exploring the physical walls of mental asylums, the emotional walls of our own perception, the conceptual walls that divide the sick and the well, and the walls created by psychotropic medications.

A modern reimagining of Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women.  Playwright Mee states about the piece: “I wanted to go back to what some people thought was one of the earliest plays of the Western World…and see how that would look today. See if it still spoke to the moment, and of course it does. It’s all about refugees and gender wars and men and women trying to find what will get them through the rubble of dysfunctional relationships, and anger and rage and heartache.”
October 3-4 & 9-12, 2014 • Little Theatre Mainstage
All shows 7:30 except a 3pm matinee on 10/12  and an additional 2pm matinee on 10/10.

RIFLE RANGE LAB: HELL & BACK

written and directed by Paige Espinosa

Assistant Director Sarah Golden
Stage Manager Grace Henderson
Assistant Stage Manager Audrey Ney

CAST

Andy Ashley Reichert
Jules Emily Banks
Patricia Abby Slocum
Sophie Nancy Quintana
Danny/Ramirez Jakob Carter
Phillips/Karl Doug Robinson
Lt. Tom Austin Daniel George
Bartender/Corpsman Kristen Camos

Born into a military family, Andrea Austin, a United States Marine is deployed to Afghanistan and forced to leave behind her wife, daughter, mother, and brother. When she returns home, she finds that her experiences overseas are harder to leave behind then she thought they would be.  As reality starts to take hold, Andy struggles to remember the woman she once was, and begins to fear the one that she has become. A new, original script by a BFA candidate.

October 24-26, 2014 • Rifle Range Theatre
All shows 7:30 except a 3pm matinee on 10/26

RENT

book, music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson
directed by Raymond Zilberberg

Music Director Max Mamon
Assistant Director Mia Aguirre
Stage Manager Ashling Costello
Assistant Stage Manager Jenny Rubin
Scenic Design Arnulfo Maldonado
Lighting Design Christina Watanabe
Costume Design  Jennifer Rice

CAST

Roger Jamie Boswell
Mark Ethan Moore Dodd
Collins Marlin Slack
Benny

Jonathan Palmiotti

Joanne Kelsey D'Andrea
Angel Paulie Pecorella
Mimi Taylor Bass
Maureen Laura Chamberlain
Ensemble Anna Betteridge
  Candace Courtney
  Meghan Gratzer
  Ali Rose Harton
  Zhane Ligon
  Max Radel
  Michael Sykes
  Ernie Williams

PTC revisits the new classic rock musical with a simple, stripped away sensibility. Unplugged, without microphones, and with a 3-piece band and an emphasis on the actor.

November 7-8 & 12-16, 2014 • Little Theatre Mainstage

All shows 7:30 except a 3pm matinee on 11/16 and an additional 2pm matinee 11/14.

MOTHER COURAGE PROJECT

by Bertolt Brecht
directed by Emily Tafur

Stage Manager Tiffany Messing
Assistant Stage Manager Abby Slocum

CAST

Mother Courage Hailey Mickulas
Kattrin Emily Whipple
Yvette Poitier Victoria Giambalvo
Male Ensemble

Mitchell Muniz

Female Ensemble Audrey Ney
Male Chris Balbi

Emily Tafur and Chris Balbi will present The Mother Courage Project as an undergraduate honors thesis project.  The piece will push the boundaries of our complacency with and complicity to war in the 21st century. It will explore how we cope with war and why it perpetuates itself in a cycle of destruction for entire cultures, generations and nations. Using Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children as a central piece, the project will question and challenge our society’s views on gender roles in war and foreign affairs, while also using international and multi-cultural material. Why are we attached to the things that will destroy us?

November 21-23, 2014
Rifle Range Theatre
All shows 7:30 except a 3pm matinee on 11/23

2015 VIRGIL J. LEE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

January 30-February 1, 2015 • Little Theatre Mainstage
All shows 7:30, except a 3pm matinee on 2/1

LIVING IN THE HAZE: A THESIS PROJECT in rep with
SPRING 2015 RIFLE RANGE LAB

Ashley Reichert’s thesis will explore the idea of art as a vessel of communication, using a compilation of works from different artists who were perceived as mentally unstable, or socially inappropriate. Sometimes there are no words for expressing the condition someone is experiencing, yet through art, the creator, performer, and audience member can understand themselves in a way that may otherwise be stifled by society’s demanding regulations.

Through the RR project, students will have the opportunity to submit ideas for an original, devised piece that will be produced by members of the PTC and mentored by the department. 
February 13-15, 2015 • Rifle Range Theatre
All shows 7:30 except a 3pm matinee on 2/15

METAMORPHOSES

by Mary Zimmerman
A modern adaptation of the classic Ovid poem, this piece explores several classic Greek myths through compelling characters and a poetic, non-linear script.
February 27-28 & March 5-8, 2015 • Little Theatre Mainstage
All shows 7:30 except a 3pm matinee on 3/8 and an additional 2pm matinee on 3/6.

DADDY’S BOY: A GRADUATE THESIS

written & directed by Cristian Avila
Rick legally marries Darren and soon after they find the perfect surrogate, Samantha, to assist with the birth of their son Grayson.  They come to the realization that their son is gay.  Rick struggles to accept it and it tears the family apart. Samantha steps in to help.  Rick must confront the demons of his past and his internalized homophobia or risk losing everything. A graduate thesis project.
March 20--22, 2015 • Rifle Range Theatre
All shows 7:30 except a 3pm matinee on 3/22 and an additional 2pm matinee on 3/6.

 

NEW! TILLES CENTER CABARET

A new cabaret project in conjunction with Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, this piece will evolve out of past and current work developed in Musical Theatre classes and be presented at Tilles Center.
March/April 2015.  Specific Dates TBA • Tilles Center Recital Hall/Atrium

 

FIRST YEAR SHOWCASE 2015

The first year students transition from the studio to the stage in this series of short, new works.
April 17-18 at 7:30pm and April 19 at 3pm • Little Theatre Mainstage.