Department of Theatre 2013-14 Main Stage Productions

THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2013-2014 SEASON

medea

An ancient vase painting of Medea escaping in her chariot.

MEDEA By Euripides

Performances: September 27, 28, October 2, 3, 4, 5, 2013 – 8:00 and September 29 – 2:00

As she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, Medea seeks revenge against her husband, Jason, who has betrayed her for another woman.

pillowmanTHE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh

Performances: November 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2013 – 8:00 and November 3 – 2:00

“A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.” –Act II

“Comedies don’t come any blacker than “The Pillowman,” the spellbinding stunner of a play by Martin McDonagh…The laughs…are the kind that trail into gulps and gasps…Yet for all its darkness of plot and imagery, “The Pillowman” – which won the Olivier Award in London for best new play…dazzles with a brightness now largely absent from Broadway… What “The Pillowman” is about, above all, is storytelling and the thrilling narrative potential of theater itself.”  —Ben Brantly, The New York Times

Funny, but For Mature Audiences

OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET By Stephen Adly Guirgis ref=sr_1_1

Performances: February 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2014 – 8:00 and February 16 – 2:00

Death brings people together. So when the much beloved and much feared Sister Rose passes away, those students whose lives she touched, return to the old East Harlem neighborhood to pay their respects. Only thing is, somebody has stolen the body. The next 24 hours showcase a parade of kids having an unscheduled reunion as adults struggle to deal with their personal grief, their past, their present and each other.

The New York Times praised this play as “a scorching and dark new comedy. ¦Mr. Guirgis has one of the finest imaginations for dialogue to come along in years.”

A STUDENT DEVISED PIECE – more information tba

Performances: April 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2014 – 8:00 and April 6 – 2:00

The purpose of this announcement is to offer faculty and program directors advanced notice to facilitate course connections or program considerations in the 2013-14 academic year. Any questions can be directed to Silagh White, Director of Arts Engagement by email: siw205@lehigh.edu

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