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2013-14 Theater Season to Feature 10 Plays

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 [8:24 PM]

Our Town Cast -- July 2013
An encore of Thornton Wilder's Our Town will open the 2013-14 season.

Robert Brock talks about the 2013-14 season. by LindseyWilsonCollege

 
COLUMBIA, Ky. --
The Lindsey Wilson College Theatre Program will be part of 10 productions in 2013-14.

The season will include an encore of a play produced during the inaugural season of TheatreFest!, seven  productions produced by students and faculty of the college's theater program, and two plays produced in summer 2014 as part of the second season of TheatreFest!

 

This is the most number of plays LWC has produced in one season, which is a reflection of growing interest in the college's nascent theater program, according to LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock.

 

"There is so much activity in the program because there is a lot of interest in theater among our students," Brock said. "So much is happening. The program has grown a lot in a short amount of time, and you can feel the buzz around it."

 

Brock noted that in less than three years, LWC has gone from a college without a theater program to one with a theater major that has about 15 students.

 

"Our first seniors will graduate this school year, and they are already auditioning for graduate school," he said.

 

The 2013-14 season kicks off Sept. 12 with one encore of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. The play -- which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year -- was part of last summer's inaugural TheatreFest!

 

"It was so well-received by the community that we decided to produce it one more time for the students and community members who did not get a chance to see it when it was performed in July," Brock said.

 

This year's season includes another first for LWC theater -- a play written by an LWC student. Angels My Father Sent was written for a playwriting class last school year by student Erika Finley of Hopkinsville, Ky. It will debut in April.

 

The play, which will be entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, is about a 17-year-old girl who searches for hope in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

 

"The writing was not only very impressive, but I liked the issues Erika addressed in the  the play," Brock said. "She addresses some very difficult issues, and she does it without pulling punches. It's a very good play."

 

For ticket information -- including group specials -- about this season's plays, contact Brock at brockr@lindsey.edu or (270) 590-4803.

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2013-14 Lindsey Wilson Theatre Season

Our Town, by Thornton Wilder

Sept. 12 -- 7 p.m. CT

V.P. Henry Auditorium

Thornton Wilder's classic -- which is celebrating its 75th year -- won the 1938  Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

 

Gospel of Mark

Sept. 29 -- 2 p.m. CT

Sept. 30 -- 7 p.m. CT

V.P. Henry Auditorium

LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock gives a dramatic one-man, word-for-word performance of the Gospel of Mark, full of passion and reverence.

 

The Diviners, by Jim Leonard Jr.

Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1 -- 7 p.m. CT

Nov. 3 -- 2 p.m. CT

V.P. Henry Auditorium

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s.

 

Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White

Nov. 14 -- 7 p.m.

V.P. Henry Auditorium

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years." A beautiful, knowing play about friendship. 

 

Pippin, Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) and Roger O. Hirson (book)

Nov. 20, 21, 22 -- 7 p.m. CT

Nov. 24 -- 2 p.m. CT

V.P. Henry Auditorium

The story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Winner of four Tony awards.

 

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, from the novel by Mark Twain

April 17 -- 7 p.m. CT

V.P. Henry Auditorium

One of the most beloved characters of American fiction.

 

Angels My Father Sent, by LWC student Erika Finley

April 9, 10, 11 -- 7 p.m. CT

April 13 -- 2 p.m. CT

V.P. Henry Auditorium

Set in 1942 in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where 17-year-old Gavriella has been torn from everyone she loves and imprisoned in a place where hatred, torture and death replace love, hope and kindness. Gavriella clings to the only thing she has left: her faith.

 

The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas and adapted by Ken Ludwig

April 23, 24, 25 -- 7 p.m. CT

April 27 -- 2 p.m. CT

V.P. Henry Auditorium

An adaptation based on the timeless tale of swashbucklers by Alexandre Dumas.

 

TheatreFest! 2014

The Woman in Black, by Stephen Mallatratt

June 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 -- 7 p.m. CT

V.P. Henry Auditorium

Based on the book of the same name Susan Hill, a spine-tingler about a lawyer who hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse.

 

TheatreFest! 2014

The Sound of Music, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II (Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse)

July 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 -- 7 p.m. CT

V.P. Henry Auditorium

The final Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration that has become one of the world's most beloved musicals.

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