"Existence: The Funniest Thing That Ever Happened to Us"
Student-direct Absurdist plays
Samuel Beckett. Harold Pinter. Eugene Ionesco. Tom Stoppard. Edward Albee. These are some of the most creative playwrights in the history of theatre, all with one thing in common – they help us to laugh at the comical absurdity of human existence. They teach us that laughter itself truly is the best medicine. Join us for an evening of short comic plays that explore the human condition.
Produced by Stephanie Sandberg
Calvin Gezon Auditorium
February 5-7, 2015, 7:30pm
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
By Jane Austen, adapted by Simon Reade
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.Ē
—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." And it is equally true that a young woman of little fortune must choose a husband of some fortune in order to secure her future.
Pride and Prejudice is one of Jane Austinís most beloved novels: a comedy of manners in which the business of marriage takes center stage. Will Mrs. Bennet have the joy of marrying off her five daughters? Shall Mr. Bingley finally choose for himself a wife? Will the machinations of Wickham and Collins ruin the Bennet girlsí chance at happiness? And, is it prejudice or pride that prevent Elizabeth and Darcy from truly seeing the otherís merit?
The dance of love and money take Austinís characters on a complicated promenade in this delightful stage adaptation. Come enjoy the romp!
Directed by Debra L. Freeberg
Calvin Gezon Auditorium
April 23-25, 30-May 2, 2015, 7:30pm
by Ovid, adapted by Mary Zimmerman
"Unlike anything you have ever seen!" —Broadwayworld.com
King Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, Apollo and Cupid – these Ancient characters and others are brought to magical life in this unique theatrical experience. Winner of several Tony Awards and nominated for Best New Play, Metamorphoses dramatizes the tales of Ovid through gorgeous images, lyricism, music, and dance. Set in and around a pool of water, Metamorphoses explores the meaning of classical myths in our lives, depicting the transformative power of love.
Directed by Stephanie Sandberg
Calvin Lab Theatre
November 13-15, 20-22, 2014 at 7:30pm