Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SPRING SEASON OF THEATER @ McDANIEL COLLEGE

Photo of Benefit Performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monolgues"V-DAY McDANIEL COLLEGE:
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES 2012
WHEN: Friday, February 3 – Saturday, February 4, 8 PM
WHERE:
McDaniel College, WMC Alumni Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster

TICKETS:
$10 for the general public and $7 for students, staff and faculty members with a McDaniel College ID.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 410.857.2290.

In association with national V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, McDaniel students perform Eve Ensler’s infamous play, The Vagina Monologues. Sponsored by McDaniel’s Women’s Issues Group, proceeds benefit Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County and Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland, as well as Women and Girls of Haiti.

Photo of "The Rivals"THE RIVALS
WHEN: Wednesday, February 29 – Saturday, March 3, 7:30 PM

WHERE: McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster
TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and those with a McDaniel College ID.
For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

Penned in 1775, The Rivals was Richard Brinsley Sheridan's first play and is, next to School for Scandal, his most famous. Satirizing the trappings of marriage and wealth, this comic masterpiece bubbles over with mistaken identity, romantic entanglements, quarrels, duels, and misconstrued circumstances. The play relates the travails of a rich captain pretending to be a poor naval officer in order to woo a lady who does not care about wealth. Join us for the misadventures of Lydia Languish, Captain Jack Absolute, and the immortal Mrs. Malaprop, whose habit of choosing the lengthiest, and thoroughly incorrect, word made her a household name.

Directed by Gené Fouché, adjunct lecturer in theater arts, McDaniel theater arts students perform in this comedy of manners.

Photo of ALMOST, MAINEALMOST MAINE
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18 – Saturday, April 21, 7:30 PM

WHERE: McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster
TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and those with a McDaniel College ID.
For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

This whimsical romantic comedy is comprised of nine short plays that examine love and loss and the mysteries of the human heart. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised; hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

Written by John Cariani, this performance is directed by Ray Ficca, artistic director of Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayettville, Pa.