CUA Drama and Music School Outline Fall 2011 Season
Eleanor Tynan, Tower Staff
September 16, 2011
Filed under A&E
The Fall 2011 season of the both the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, and the Drama department is underway and features several varying productions. This year the shows range from classical musicals to a graduate student’s newly written dramatic play.
The musical this semester is On The Town, by Leonard Bernstein. This classic 1944 musical tells the witty story of three sailors on their 24 hour leave. The musical follows the trio throughout New York City in their quest for love and adventure. The show times are 7:30 the night of October 28th and 29th. A matinée performance is scheduled October 3oth at 2pm. Tickets for the production can be purchased at the box office any time after October 1st.
The second Music School production is an opera entitled Suor Angelica. This production by Puccini is set in a convent near Vienna and discusses major themes of desire, family connections, and the trials of convent life. Show times are November 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm and November 20 at 2:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the box office after November 1st.
The drama school production is also housing their own two performances beginning with Tartuffe by Moliere. This play focuses on the life of Tartuffe, a hypocrite masking as a holy man. The production is being directed by the head of the MFA directing program, Eleanor Holdridge. Its run times are Oct. 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 15 and 16 at 2 p.m.
The second drama school production is written by MFA candidate, Rachel Barclay, and entitled The Language of Infinity. The play discusses the story of a family torn apart by the scientific discovery of one man. This brand new production will be directed by Kasi Cambell. Production dates are Nov. 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 19 and 20 at 2 p.m.
Chair of the Drama department, Gail Beach, stated, “This season has strong classic works coupled with brand new works.”
For every Drama department production, tickets can be purchased in several ways. Students can obtain tickets by visiting the box office in the Hartke Theater lobby, by clicking the “buy tickets” option on the drama department’s website (www. drama.cua.edu), or by stopping by the night of the performance to buy any available tickets left. Beach also stated that there will be student representatives in the Pryz around lunch time the week before the show. These students will be giving away a certain number of free tickets.
Prices for all productions in both departments have not yet been announced, and will become available closer to the production dates.