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2018-19 Season Production Calendar

 
Fall 2018

 

The Wolves 
by Sarah DeLappe
Forum Theater, RTV Building
October 4–6 & 9–13 • 8 p.m.
Talkback after the show on Nov. 2
 
From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girl’s indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who want to score. The Wolves was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and an extraordinary debut play.
 
365 Days/365 Plays
by Suzan-Lori Parks

E. E. Baker Theater, Kantner Hall
October 25–27 & October 30–November 3 • 8 p.m.
Talkbacks after the show on October 27 & 31
 
Suzan-Lori Parks got the idea to write a play every day for a year. In her words, “It would be about being present and being committed to the artistic process every single day, regardless of the weather. It became a daily meditation, a daily prayer celebrating the rich and strange process of a writing life.” We present a selection of playlets chosen from this extraordinary collection.
 
Cabaret
by Masteroff, Kander and Ebb
Forum Theater, RTV Building
November 29–December 1 & December 4–8 • 8 p.m.
Talkbacks after the show on December 5 & 1
 
Aspiring novelist Clifford Bradshaw arrives in Berlin in the early 1930s with chronic writer’s block. While taking in the sights at the decadent Kit Kat Klub, he meets Sally Bowles. They fall madly in love and spend far too much time party hopping before various romantic and sexual complications arise. This classic musical packs a wallop with its terrifying look at totalitarianism.
 
 
Spring 2019

 

Holly Down in Heaven 
by Kara Lee Corthron
E. E. Baker Theater, Kantner Hall
February 21–23 & February 26–March 2 • 8 p.m.
Talkbacks after the show on February 23 & 27
 
Holly is a fifteen-year-old, brainy, outspoken, spoiled, tyrannical brat who collects dolls and is a born-again Christian. She’s also pregnant. During her nine-month odyssey, she must find a way to move forward with the new life she’s landed in or remain forever hidden in her own special heaven...of talking dolls. Holly Down in Heaven is a dark comedy about navigating the treacherous terrain from child to adult.
 
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Forum Theater, RTV Building
Apr. 4–6 & 10–13 • 8 p.m.
Talkbacks after the show on April 6 & 10
 
When you are passionately in love nothing else matters. The son and daughter of two landed families locked in an old feud are irresistibly drawn to each other. Defying the hatred and distrust surrounding them, they dare to believe they can, and must, be together. This eternal classic is a consummate tragedy of young lovers swept into a catastrophic vortex of misunderstandings, secrets, and fate.
 
Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights' Festival
E. E. Baker Theater, Kantner Hall
Apr. 18–20 & 24–27 • 8 p.m. & April 20 & 27 • 2 p.m.
 
The Playwrights’ Festival is a collaborative effort of all faculty and students celebrating our M.F.A. playwrights. Three featured plays are produced in an intimate setting in rotating repertory. Other plays in progress are presented in semi-staged readings.

 

Midnight Madness
Midnight Madness is part of the practical-based portion of the MFA Playwriting Program consisting of the weekly, informal production of new work. It begins early in the week with a different writer from the program serving as the week’s producer. The producer selects the theme, style, or concept for the upcoming week’s production. Each writer must then write a three to five-minute play based upon that theme, style or concept. Each play is written, cast, and rehearsed throughout the week in preparation for the Friday night, script-in-hand production presented before an audience.

Madness takes place Fridays at 11 p.m. in Hahne Theater in Kantner Hall. The performances last about an hour and are free and open to the public. Arrive at 10 PM to secure tickets. Current Madness Schedule is available here: ohioplaywriting.org/madness/

 

Tickets for Studio and Mainstage Productions

Through Arts for Ohio, tickets are free for OU students with a student ID. Regular tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for other students and seniors. For more information please call 740-593-4800.