2013 - 2014 Season  

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The Theatre at Marietta College

"Caught in the Act"

The Theatre at Marietta College is proud to announce its 2013-2014 performance season on the theme of "Caught in the Act." The best theatre makes art out of the profundity of human actions. Live performances offer make-believe worlds where active fantasies share the stage with gripping truths. Thus, we get caught in the act of suspending time and reality when we attend the theatre. But being “caught in the act” also promises the high drama of revelations, complications, and judgments of guilt or innocence. The primary characters in our productions this season will all get caught in the act – of deception, of jealousy, of provoking the status quo – and their stories are richer for it. Join the Theatre at Marietta College this season and get caught up in the action!

The Maids
by Jean Genet, directed by Andy Felt

Two housemaid sisters play out eerie and tempestuous rituals while their mistress is away. As they kick up their heels to imagine living “the good life,” their games kick up the dust surrounding our ideas of power, social status, and privilege. Turns out, a twisty murder plot is brewing along with Madame’s tea. Genet’s masterful absurdist one-act is a theatrical thrill ride—as devious and disconcerting as it is funny and fabulous.

Studio Theater

September 20 at 8:00 p.m.
September 21, 27, 28 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
September 22 at 2:00 p.m.

$8/children and students
FREE/MC Students and Employees

The Music Man
by Meredith Wilson
directed by Jeffrey M. Cordell

When Professor Harold Hill, an infamously sly traveling salesman of boys’ band equipment, jumps off the train and into the stubborn Iowa town of River City, with its infamously prim librarian and piano teacher, Marian Paroo, he realizes he will need to combine fast talk with fancy footwork or risk facing the music. Eee-gads! The Music & Theatre departments unite to bring our river city this American musical classic featuring favorites like “76 Trombones,” “Till There Was You,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Gary, Indiana,” and “Shipoopi!”

Friederich Theater

November 8, 15 at 8:00 p.m.
November 9, 16 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
November 10 at 2:00 p.m.

$10/children and students
FREE/MC Students and Employees

Time Stands Still
by Donald Margulies
Directed by Keith Foster

Sarah Goodwin, a distinguished career photojournalist, returns home to heal from a roadside bomb attack while covering a story in the Middle East. Her recovery process with her lover, James, forces them to confront marriage, fidelity, and occupational hazards. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies creates a contemporary drama weighing our humanitarian obligations against the damages we cause ourselves and those we love most when we follow our passions.

Friederich Theater

February 21, 22, 28, March 1 at 8:00 p.m.
February 22, March 2 at 2:00 p.m.

$8/children and students
FREE/MC Students and Employees

2014 One-Act Festival

Three rotating programs of one-act plays directed as final projects by students enrolled in THEA 304: Intermediate Directing.

Studio Theatre

Program A: April 10 at 9:30 p.m.; April 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Program B: April 11 at 7:00 p.m.; April 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Program C: April 11 at 9:30 p.m.; April 13 at 2:00 p.m.

**One-Act Festival performances are free and open to the public. There are no reserved tickets for these festival performances. Festival tickets are available approximately 30 minutes before the performance begins in the Hermann Fine Arts Center Lobby.