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Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
by Jennifer Haley
directed by David A. Miller
November 4-8, 2015
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3:00pm
Alvina Krause Theatre in Downtown Bloomsburg
226 Center Street
In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, the players realize that fear has a life of its own. (Samuel French, Inc.)
The Laramie Project
by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
February 24-28, 2016
Alvina Krause Theatre
Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie, Wyoming over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the kidnapping, beating and death of Matthew Shepard. Matthew was assaulted because he was gay. Kaufman and his company conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their reactions to the crime is fascinating. From these interviews and their own responses, the company created The Laramie Project, a theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. (Adapted from Dramatists Play Service)
In the Dark
a new play written and directed by Titus O'Neil
Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30pm
Despite his blindness, Blank has the ability to "see" a sort a colored aura on anything with life—trees, fire, people. The aura reveals the being’s true intentions. Blank's mission is to rid the world of the bad colors...
State of Grimm vs. Grethel
adapted and directed by Kate Mochnacz
an interactive play for ages 6 and up
Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00pm
Hansel and Grethel return from the witch’s house to live happily ever after. And they do. At least until Grethel is on trial for first degree murder. Will you help the judge decide who’s right and who’s wrong?
The 6th Annual Dance Concert: Drippings from the Heart!
Julie Petry, Artistic Director
Sunday, April 17 at 3:00pm & Monday, April 18 at 7:30pm
Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall
Come join the Theatre and Dance Division in an exciting evening of dance! Six fully produced works will feature costume, makeup, lighting, sound and choreographic designs created by a mixture of students, staff, faculty and alumni. As viewing dance work is like viewing a collection of paintings, the styles and themes will vary greatly. From the inner-landscapes of our restless minds, to exploring emotions, our personal “weird-nesses”, triumphs, joys, and unique self-expressions, this breadth of work targets dissecting the human heart. As the form itself is illusive in nature, we invite you to come drip through it slowly, and then to see what interpretations and range of favorites linger in your heart.
2014 - 2015 Season
by Sheila Callaghan
A staged reading in the Theatre Lab directed by Julie Petry
September 19 & 20, 2014
"A possibly rogue g-man stalks a stalled-out artist with a suspicious affinity for accident victims. Traps are set, traps are sprung, and everyone gets caught. Roadkill Confidential tackles, with style, humor and high theatricality, mediated violence and the numbness it produces, and, whether in art or in global politics, the ends can justify the means." (Samuel French, Inc.)
by William Shakespeare
A BU Players production in the AKT directed by David A. Miller
November 5-9, 2014
Macbeth, returning triumphant from battle, is confronted by three mysterious witches who prophesy that he will become king. Things just get more complicated from there.
Directing Projects: 10-Minute & One Act Plays
A production of plays selected and directed by Student Directors in the Theatre Lab
The Nosemaker's Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon
by Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert
A BU Players production in the AKT
directed by David A. Miller
February 25-March 1, 2015
“A father weaves a magic tale for his daughter to justify his unlicensed plastic surgery practice, tracing the origins of cosmetic surgery to craftsman in medieval Europe. The hero of this tale is Gavin, a young orphan rescued from a dismal existence in the Ivanhoe Workhouse for Criminally Impoverished Boys when he is apprenticed with the local Nosemaker, and who eventually becomes one of the finest surgeons in Vienna, cradle of quack medicine."
"Hilarious, subversive, quasi-historical, and thoroughly debauched...a fated collaboration between two innovative (and troubling) writers.” (Samuel French, Inc.)
An Evening of Original 10-Minute Plays
A concert reading of 5 original 10-minute plays written and directed by students.
April 1, 2, 6, 7
The Compliment by Bry Kifolo – Directed Chris Creyer
Legacy by Titus O’Neil – Directed by Bry Kifolo
Pastime by Will Olsen – Directed by Kate Mochnacz
The Opposition by Courtney Dunn – Directed by Titus O’Neil
Dink by Titus O’Neil – Directed by Kate Mochnacz
The 5th Annual Repertory/Ensemble Dance Minor Concert
A production in Mitrani Hall choreographed by Students & Faculty
April 26 & 27, 2015
Covering a vast array of dance styles, this exciting concert features a blend of student, faculty and staff talents, alongside varied guest artist designers. From political and social commentary, to dance for the sake of entertainment, this concert works to leave the audience with a piggy bank full of powerful imagery, and unforgettable moments connecting energy, music, expression, and visual meaning.