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2019 - 2020 Season

 


 

 

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Mystery Cycles

Adapted and Directed by Barry Cavin

OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 3, 2019

October 25, 26, November 1 & 2 at 7:30 p.m.
October 27, November 2* & 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students.

 

After having banned theater from much of Europe for centuries, the Christian church brought it back during the Middle Ages in the form of popular street entertainment. Actors, working with local trade guilds, produced bible stories on wagons and presented them to an audience desperate for a distraction from the various threats of living in a newly forming urban society. Some of the plays were funny, some frightening, but all were fully secular and very much a part of the human condition. Barry Cavin adapts and directs a contemporary retelling of three ancient cycle plays for our 2019/20 season in a production that promises to capture the spirit and fun of the original work while making the event relevant and interesting to today’s audiences.

 

* There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance


 

 

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The Tempest

Written by the Creating New Theatre Class
Directed by Gerritt VanderMeer

DECEMBER 6-8, 2019

December 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m.
December 7* & 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students.

 

Water Stories is a collection of short theatrical pieces exploring humankind’s fascination, fear, dependence and love for water, from our earliest origins as a species up to the present day. It features timeless stories inspired by myths, folklore and fairy tales drawn from multiple cultures and traditions, including those with their roots in Southwest Florida. The show was written and created by students in the “Creating New Theatre” class in collaboration with student members of the FGCU Composers Guild.

 

* There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance


 

 

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The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Dan Bacalzo

FEBRUARY 14-23, 2020

February 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m.
February 16, 22* & 23 at 2:00 p.m.

 Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students.

 

Oscar Wilde’s timeless classic, which debuted in London in 1895, follows a young man bent on marrying the woman he loves. However, he must first acquire some parents, get rid of a brother, and withstand the scrutiny of his soon-to-be mother-in-law. As he seeks to carve out a future with his intended bride, must he let go of everything that has made him who he is? Social and gender roles are explored and exploded as this production of Wilde’s witty comedy grapples with what it truly means to be “Earnest.”

 

*There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance


 

 

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Charlotte's Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette, Based on the book by E.B. White
Directed by Anne Carncross

APRIL 17-26, 2020

April 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m.
April 19, 25* & 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this production was cancelled.

 

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. Determined to save Wilbur the pig,Charlotte, his "true friend and a good writer," begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

 

*There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance