2019-2020 Theatre Productions
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Cara Smole ’22
October 4-5, 10-12
Silent Sky is the transformative story of a dedicated female astronomer at the dawn of the 20th century. Henrietta’s life has been driven be one question, “Where are we in the universe?” As the story progresses and as science moves forward, she learns, not only how to measure the stars, but how to measure her life. This show is a shameless attempt of the women in art to honor the women in science.
SILENT SKY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Written by Molière
Translated by Donald M. Frame
Directed by Prof. Camille Hallstrom
November 15-16, 22-23
One of the most famous (and serious) comedies of Western theatre history! Patriotic, good-hearted Orgon slips deeper and deeper into buffoonery as he is taken in by a pious charlatan -- eventually placing everything and everyone he holds most dear in danger. French baroque master Molière exhorts us to probe the difference between true and fraudulent religious zeal -- before it’s too late .
Used by permission of New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.
THE GOSPEL OF MARK
Performed by Drew Archer
Hear the Gospel of Mark unfold as a continuous narrative as presented by a consummate storyteller. Drew Archer is a professional actor as well as senior pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church near Atlanta.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN III
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
Directed by Prof. Claire Slavovsky
March 27-28, April 2-4
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture remains the most popular movie musical of all time. -R & H Theatricals
THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals