Tuesday, September 27, 2011

THEATER IS ALIVE & WELL IN WESTMINSTER @ McDANIEL COLLEGE THIS FALL

THEATRE
Box Office: 410.857.2448
http://www.mcdaniel.edu/3594.htm
McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

 

THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHUAN
featuring McDaniel Theatre Arts students
By Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Harrower and directed by McDaniel Theatre Arts professor Elizabeth van den Berg
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 5-8, 7:30 PM
WHERE: WMC Alumni Hall
TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and the McDaniel College community
David Harrower’s new translation of this classic is based on a previously unpublished version of Brecht's play. Three Gods are on a journey to find out if there are any good people left on earth. Only Shen Te, a good-hearted prostitute, offers them shelter. With the money they give her, she opens a tobacco shop. At once everyone needs her help and her livelihood is in danger. To add to her problems, she is falling in love with a pilot  who is robbing her blind.  Her hard-hearted cousin  arrives to protect her. But who is he and how can good people stay good in a world of poverty and cruelty?

McDANIEL PLAYBACK
featuring McDaniel Theatre Arts students
Directed by Theatre Arts professor Ron Miller
WHEN:
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10-11, 7:30 PM
WHERE: WMC Alumni Hall
TICKETS: Free and open to the public.
Playback is a form of improvisational theatre, created through the unique collaboration of performers and audience. An audience member tells a personal story, chooses actors to play the roles, then watches as the story is immediately recreated as theatre. Playback theatre aspires to create a space where every voice and any story--ordinary or extraordinary--might be heard and performed. Playback performance requires spontaneity, sensitivity and skills in theatrical improvisation. 

CINDERELLA
featuring McDaniel Theatre Arts students
Adapted and directed by Theatre Arts professor Ira Domser
WHEN:
Dec. 16 & 17, 7 PM and Dec. 17-18, 2 PM
WHERE: WMC Alumni Hall
TICKETS: $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students and the McDaniel College community
Cinderella is the story that has entertained families for generations and proved any girl can find her prince. Join us for this original holiday pantomime, the British winter musical-comedy theater that takes familiar fairy tales and injects a bit of Vaudeville sensibility, contemporary references and audience participation to create a raucous, noisy entertainment that's fun for everyone in the family.