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Calvin Theatre Company 2013-2014 Season

Join us this fall for a witty Oscar Wilde comedy of manners, a winter musical theatre workshop, and a spring, flower power version of a classic Shakespeare play!

Into the woodsA Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare

Overview: The year is 1968. A psychedelic world, fit for the midnight exploits of two pairs of young lovers, exploding in magic fairy dust and "flower power" serves as the backdrop for this classic Shakespeare comedy. The "Rude Mechanicals" have formed a rock and roll band and play groovy music for the Duke and the young lovers. All the guests will be invited to sing and dance along. Join us for the weddings and the reception!

Directed by Stephanie L. Sandberg
Original music by David Fuentes
Gezon Auditorium
April 10-12, 24-26, 2014 at 7:30pm
April 29-30, 2014 at 10:00am (High school matinees)

An Ideal Husband
by Oscar Wilde

Overview: "Neither pure nor simple. . . .Love, truth, integrity." After all, "It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love." (Oscar Wilde)

In one of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpieces, the game of power and love is played out in Parliament and in private parlors with wit and style. The story revolves around blackmail and political corruption. With its theme of the struggle between public and private honor, our characters discover whether the sins of their past will overwhelm them or make them stronger.

Directed by Debra L. Freeberg
Gezon Auditorium
November 7-9, 14-16, 2013 at 7:30pm

An Ideal Husband from Calvin College on Vimeo.

Into the Woods
by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Overview: "Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack (of beanstalk fame) and Little Red Riding Hood and her Wolf are treated as contemporary types, working their way through an enchanted forest to a state of grown-up disenchantment, while feeling the oppositional tugs of homebound comfort and on-the-road adventures. The relationship between the central characters of the Baker and his Wife is a classic Sondheim portrait of marital restlessness." (Ben Brantley, NY Times)

Directed by Debra L. Freeberg
Musical Direction by Charsie R. Sawyer
In conjunction with the Calvin Music Department
Gezon Auditorium
February 6-8, 13-15, 2014, at 7:30pm



January 26 and 28 and February 2-4, 2012, 7:30 PM January 27, 2012, 10:00 AM (High school groups) January 27, 2012, 7:30PM & January 28, 2012, 1:00 PM (*Worship Symposium) Calvin Gezon Auditorium Performances on January 27 at 7:30 PM and January 28 at 1:00 PM are in conjunction with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Symposium. Tickets will also be available for the general public on these dates.