A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Fall 2016)
A modernized adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, one of the bard’s most beloved plays. This comedy has it all: young love gone awry, the mischief of magical fairies, and hapless actor-wannabees making fools of themselves. What’s more, the Theatre program has enlisted the musical talents of SWAU to perform original raps that summarize and clarify the important plot points of this engaging show, making the play accessible for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A truly unique juxtaposition of Shakespeare’s language and modern performance art, this drama brings Shakespeare into the twenty-first century.
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Fall 2015)
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, a unique mixed media play that explores the racial tensions and limited roles for African-American women in early Hollywood. This drama focuses on how the potential and talent of Vera Stark is never realized because of the limited film roles available to African-American women in the 1930s and beyond.
Broke-Ology (Spring 2015)
Broke-ology, a play that highlights one family’s struggle to remain united in the face of economic hardship. This light drama focuses on the choices families must make when one is living “broke.” The show promises to be a distinctive dramatic event that provokes viewers to think about how economics affect families, love, and dreams of success.
All the Great Books (Abridged) (Fall 2013)
Earn College Credit*! Featuring all the greats: Dickens, Thoreau, Austen, Cervantes, Tolstoy, Joyce, Hemingway, Twain, and so many more! 86 of the greatest works of literature…all covered in under two-hours! Beat that SparkNotes!
* Disclaimer: Definitions of “College Credit” may vary. “All the Great Books (Abridged)” and its actors are not a degree granting institution–value of “College Credit” are inadmissible in a court of tennis–balls are preferred. “College Credit” will only be available to the first 50 participants if their names are the same as those members of the cast granting credit. Guarantees available in all fifty states; excepting Ohio, substituting a state of confusion.