2009 / 2010

Museum

by Tina Howe

Directed by Dr. Rosemary Malague

March 26 8pm

March 27 2pm

March 27 7:30pm

March 28 2pm

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library

Tickets available during the performance week on Locust Walk or on the web through Penn Presents or by calling: 215.898.3900

Museum, a comic play by Tina Howe, is set in the contemporary gallery of an art museum on the final day of a group show. The real “show,”

however, is the parade of forty visitors, as they interact with one another and react wildly to all they see. Museum looks at people looking at art— to hilarious and moving effect.

The cast of twenty-seven actors features students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Penn community.

 

Post-Performance Special Events for Saturday, March 27

2:00 p.m.  – “Talk to the Artists”

After the matinee, stay, walk through the gallery, and talk with the artists who created the exhibits on display.

7:30 p.m. – “Looking at Looking at Art” – Post-Performance Panel Discussion and Reception

Playwright Tina Howe will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. James Schlatter after the evening performance. A Q&A period and reception will follow. Panelists include:

Colette Copeland, Critical Writing Program, Program in Visual Studies

Marcia Ferguson, Theatre Arts Program

Aaron Levy, English, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Slought Foundation

Rose Malague, Director of Theatre Arts Program

Martina Plag, Creative Director of Stadium - Praxis

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Art History, Director of Program in Visual Studies

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Previous productions:

Our Town

by Thornton Wilder

Directed by Dr. James F. Schlatter

Performance Dates: November 18, 20, 21 @ 8pm  AND  November 21@ 2pm (There will be no Thursday performance)

The Bruce Montgomery Theatre , Annenberg Center

General Admission Seating

Tickets available during the performance week on Locust Walk or on the web through Penn Presents or by calling: 215.898.3900

 

On November 18th through the 21st at 8:00 p.m. in the Montgomery Theatre in the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Theatre Arts Program presents Thornton Wilder’s classic play, Our Town, one of the great works of the American theatre. Our Town celebrates the love, strength of character, and simple generosity that bind together the citizens of a small New England town and, by implication, of America.  As relevant today as it was when first performed in 1938 during a similar time of economic and social crisis in America, Our Town does more than just idealize a long-lost innocent time in our country’s past.  The play asks audiences:  What is it that remains alive in the American character that, despite the passing of the decades, enables us to endure as a country?  Please join the dedicated student cast of Our Town as they bring to vivid theatrical life the town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire at the start of the 20th Century.

 

OUR TOWN

By Thornton Wilder

THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM FALL PRODUCTION

DIRECTOR:  Dr. James F. Schlatter

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/STAGE MANAGER:  Elisabeth Humphrey

LIGHTING DESIGNER: John Campbell (Senior Thesis Candidate in Design)

SCENIC DESIGNER: Marissa Krupen

SOUND DESIGNER: Anthony Baruffi

COSTUME DESIGNER: Kristen Sophie Snyder

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER: Sarah Boice

LIGHTING DESIGN ADVISOR: Peter Whinnery

PRODUCTION MANAGER & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Eric Baratta

         

                                        CAST LIST:

 

          Max Black………………………………..Doc Gibbs

          Emma Margolin…………………………Mrs. Gibbs

          Michael Jorizzo…………………………George Gibbs

          DeAnna Supplee……………………….Rebecca Gibbs

          Andrew Steinmetz……………………  Mr. Webb

          Nicole Davis…………………………….Mrs. Webb

          Jenny Hardy…………………………….Emily Webb

          Ali-Reza Mirsajadi……………………...Simon Stimson/

                                                                        Wally Webb

         Mingo Reynolds………………………...Mrs. Soames

         Thomas Flint…………………………….Constable Warren/

                                                                        Joe Stoddard

         Alex Lustik………………………………Howie Newsome/

                                                                        Sam Craig

         Sue Gavin-Leone……………………….Professor Willard

         Adam Hamilton…………………………Joe/Si Crowell

         The role of the Stage Manager will be played by the

         Director and the members of the company.

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The Country

by Martin Crimp

A Senior Honors Thesis in Directing

Directed by Elisabeth Humphrey

February 25-27, 2010

Bruce Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

General Admission Seating

Tickets available during the performance week on Locust Walk or by calling: 215.898.3900

 

Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

THE COUNTRY by Martin Crimp. Richard and Corinne move to the country for a fresh start. Accustomed to a chaotic urban lifestyle, Corinne hopes that the solitude and simplicity of country life will be the answer to their marital troubles. Instead, she finds herself trapped in an urban wasteland where her husband's lies and deceit are revealed. Who is the mysterious girl lying unconscious on their couch and why did Richard bring her home? Martin Crimp's new play is a gripping, tense account of the dark side of country life and a wife's obsession with the truth.

THE COUNTRY will run from February 25-27, 2010, in the Bruce Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

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