Season Calendar

2017-18 Theatre Season Calendar


Fall Mainstage Production: A Wrinkle in Time written by Madeleine L'engle, adapted by John Glore, directed by Teresa Ter Haar

Production Dates and Location: October 12, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and October 14 at 2 p.m.

TePaske Theatre, Sioux Center High School

One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back--braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.  Join us for John Glore’s “out of this world” adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle classic science fiction novel for young people, A Wrinkle in Time.


Spring Mainstage ProductionThe Drawer Boy written by Michael Healy, directed by Josiah Wallace

Production Dates and Location: February 21-24 at 7:30 p.m., and February 24 at 2 p.m.

TePaske Theatre, Sioux Center High School

When a Canadian avant-garde theatre troupe decides to create a play about farming in the 1970’s, the actors have some serious learning to do. What starts as an actor’s humorous attempt to learn about farm life from a couple of farmers, transforms into a journey of discovering the power that story has to shape our perspective.  


Spring Studio ProductionLilies on the Land by The Lion's Part, directed by senior theatre arts major Alex Rexford

Production Dates and Location: April 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m.

New World Theatre

Lilies on the Land is a piece portraying the Women’s Land Army of World War II.  The play is set in “real time”, as opposed to a nostalgic retelling. Think of it as living history, where the 21st century audience is brought into their world and their time. Taken from the stories of real women, Lilies on the Land provides a window into their world, the hardships they faced, the songs they sang, the people they loved, and their dedication to the war effort.


Spring Studio Production: Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by senior theatre arts major Annie Sears.

Production Dates and Location: April 30, May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.

New World Theatre

Orpheus and Eurydice thought their greatest marital struggle would be their differing passions and consequent difficulty in communicating with one another. Yet their love proved a language in and of itself. The pair found ways to communicate because their love conquered all.

That is, until Eurydice dies. As she’s whisked away to the underworld, she passes through the Lethe river and forgets everything she ever knew. How is Orpheus, while confined to the land of the living, to communicate his love to a dead girl who has forgotten not only who he is, but also what love is?

Between oversized tricycles, rooms made of string, and elevators that rain on the inside, this poetic retelling of a classic Greek tragedy allows for lots of questioning. How does time or lack thereof influence the concept of love, of an urgent desire to be together? How do stories capture our memories and draw us back to our identities? What does sacrifice look like? How far love can extend, perhaps to the depths of the underworld and back?

And ultimately, can love truly conquer all?


 

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