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Tuesday is Talkback Night! Stay after the show to meet the cast and creative team, ask questions and share your thoughts about the work.
Directed by Ian-Julian Williams
February 18 – February 21
“If you do happen to stumble across a moral, well then this story is probably closer to you than you’d think and I’m not sure you’ll like that very much in the end.”
Wolves lurk in the city in this deconstruction of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. At least that’s what Ben believes. Things get messy when Jack, his ex, brings a gentleman called Wolf, back to their small apartment. Ben wants a story where love triumphs or the woodman kills the wolf and saves the day. Well, this isn’t that story.
Jean Genet, translated by Bernard Frechtman
Directed by Patrick Zakem
February 18 – February 20
Two maids, one mistress, one night, and many crimes. The Maids looks at how performance can be disruptive, challenging, and ultimately subversive. The literary legacy of Jean Genet collides with the music of the Velvet Underground in this fresh look at the 1947 French classic.
Adapted from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Frank L. Baum. Book by William F. Brown, Additional Materials by Tina Tippit, Music & Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Directed and Choreographed by Tomé Cousin
Musical Direction by Thomas Douglas
February 19 – February 28
“Believe in yourself right from the start
You’ll have brains
You’ll have heart
You’ll have courage…to last your whole life through”
The Wiz is a Tony Award-winning musical from 1975. It is a vibrant re-telling of L. Frank Baum’s "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". Using inspiration from rock, R&B, gospel and soul music, Dorothy “eases on down the road” with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion towards Emerald City.
Directed by Eleanor Bishop
March 18 – March 20
Steubenville examines the first rape in the U.S. to be live tweeted at a high school football party in rural Ohio in August 2012. Jane Doe pieces together clues from Instagram, Twitter and text messaging to find out what happened to her. This production tackles rape culture in America today by piecing together the clues through the prisms of documentary, musical theater, fiction and media.
Trigger warning: This show contains an account of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people.
This production is supported by CMU's Survivor Support Network and CMU’s Health Services. For more information see here.
Translated by Paul Schmidt
Directed by Pamela Berlin
April 9 –11, April 21-25
“A person has to believe in something, or has to look for something to believe in, otherwise his life is empty…”
Anton Chekhov’s, The Three Sisters, unveils the tragic beauty of provincial life through a mixture of love, laughter, and loss. Olga, Masha and Irina ache for a return to the excitement of Moscow, as their brother, Andrei, accumulates debt and loses power to his wife. As the years progress, the sisters find themselves caught between hopes and disappointments.
The 2014-2015 New Works Series will be performed Oct. 22-24, 2014 and April 22-25, 2015. Stay tuned for more details!