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Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Lisa L. Abbott


Theatre & Performance is made possible due to funding from Student Activities Fees.

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 THE 2017 – 2018 SEASON

by Naomi Iizuka
(Based on Homer’s The Odssey)
September 27—Oct 4
Center for Art and Theatre
Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people — some kind, some dangerous and cruel — as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey.

An Octoroon
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
November 8—15
Center for Art and Theatre
Winner of the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. “AN OCTOROON invites us to laugh loudly and easily at how naïve the old stereotypes now seem, until nothing seems funny at all…Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins is using a genre associated with exclamation points to ask questions not only about the portrayal of race in America but also about the inadequate means we have for such portrayals. I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler to reveal that this show ends—spectacularly and hauntingly—with all of us in the dark.”

House of Yes
by Wendy MacLeod
February 21-28
Center for Art and Theatre
It’s Thanksgiving, and Marty’s arrival home is greatly anticipated by his mother, Mrs. Pascal, his twin sister, Jackie-O, and his younger brother, Anthony. He arrives during a hurricane, but worse than the storm is the fact that Marty brings Lesly, his fiancée. This ruins everything. Marty’s engagement is a threat to the well-being of this family and a greater threat to Jackie-O, who has always wanted her brother for herself. On top of that, Jackie-O has just recently been released from a mental hospital, Anthony dropped out of Princeton, and their mother has a serious problem handling any of this.

Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
April 4—11
Center for Art and Theatre
One of Shakespeare’s “problem” plays, Measure for Measure straddles the line between drama and comedy. In a world where morality is being mandated, we see the hypocrisy of sexual politics. Angelo, a strict, moralistic politician, has been appointed by the Duke to govern in his absence. Angelo uses his new authority to clean up the city. Until he meets Isabella, a young nun whose brother is facing death as a result of Angelo’s laws. He makes her a bargain, if she sleeps with him, her brother goes free. Set in today’s world, the universal nature of Shakespeare’s work comments on the sexual and moral politics of modern America.

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