The Xavier Theatre Department is proud to present these three shows, which will cycle from February 17-28. You can find information about them below, and buy tickets here.
Feb. 17-28, 2016
By August Strindberg
Directed by Regina Pugh
On Midsummer’s Eve, Miss Julie, a young noblewoman, enters into an illicit affair with her father’s valet, Jean. Worldly and cultured, Jean by turns spurns and encourages Miss Julie’s flirtation, eventually initiating a relationship of disastrous consequences. Written in 1888, Strindberg’s masterful exploration of sex, class and power asks who in the battle of the sexes is really the servant and who the master.
- Alex Roberts as Julie
- Griff Bludworth as Jean
- Sara Ringenbach as Kristin
- Ensemble: Sam Martini, Donald Burns, Michael Thompson, Trever McKenzie, Henry Eden, Taylor Maas, Nora Weisz, Evelyn Garrett, Jenny Roberts & Katie Mitchell
Feb. 17-28, 2016
By Harold Pinter
Directed by Bruce Cromer
For seven years, Emma and Jerry engage in a passionate love affair, deceiving their spouses, each other and, at times, even themselves. It is ultimately revealed that Emma’s husband, Robert, has known about the affair for years without ever saying a word. Was this his betrayal, or his revenge? As memory reels backward toward the moment the affair started, the lies tangle into a web of deception, and betrayal begets betrayal. One of the 20th century’s most influential dramatists, Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter innovatively explores the complexities of love, guilt and duplicity in this Olivier Award-winning classic.
- Eric Minion as Robert
- Mac Blais as Jerry
- Maya Farhat as Emma
- Micah Price as Waiter
Feb. 17-28, 2016
By Tatum Hunter
Directed by Bridget Leak
After losing everything in an apartment fire, Marianne and Aaron are forced to get serious about their lives and their relationship. However, their decision to reach out to Aaron’s wealthy parents for help only makes things more complicated as painful memories resurface and threaten their future. While Marianne and Aaron’s mother Eve fight to keep him close, both women struggle to reconcile what they want with what they’ve lost. BEGOTTEN is a sharp examination of how motherhood shapes the lives of two women and asks what it really means to lose a child. Xavier Theatre will present the world premiere of this play by current junior theatre major, Tatum Hunter.
- Elizabeth Rancourt as Eve
- Kalie Kaimann as Marianne
- Sean Burlingame as Aaron
- Tyler Kuhlman as Adam
- Justin Lee as Man
Come down to the XHaus in Over-the-Rhine to see the show b/are, featuring the photographic works of Xavier alum Jose Alonso and Xavier adjunct photography professor Jordanne Renner. This event is curated by Xavier student Veronica Graeber.
WHEN: Friday, January 29, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
WHERE: XHaus, 1123 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Last semester marked the beginning of a brand new music ensemble at Xavier University: Handbell Ensemble! Created and directed by Jan Corrothers, this is a group of 10-12 students who create music with bells. They learn and perform many different styles of music in concert, whether that be alone or in conjunction with campus or community musical ensembles. Prior experience with handbells is not required to join, and it is an awesome, unique opportunity to take advantage of.
They are currently accepting new members for the Spring 2016 semester. If you are interested, please contact Jan Corrothers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Xavier Music Department is putting on a huge Christmas show this weekend. There are two showings, so there are plenty of viewing opportunities.
It will feature music by Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Men’s Chorus, as well as readings and instrumentalists. The music focuses on the celebration of the season, and remembering the true meaning of the holidays.
The first show is Friday, December 11 at 8pm, and the second one is Sunday, December 13 at 3pm. They are both in Gallagher Theater, located in the Student Center.
Xavier’s Art Department has been invited to exhibit their work at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center. The show is in response to the CAC’s current exhibition “Myopia,” by Mark Mothersbaugh. Mothersbaugh’s show features his different explorations of art throughout his life, even diving into behind the scenes features of the visual and audio style of DEVO.
Dec. 3-6, 2015
By Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Ed Stern
THIS IS OUR YOUTH follows three wayward young people as they navigate 1982 New York, recreating their broken homes in both their dysfunctional friendships and their bungled attempts at finding love.THIS IS OUR YOUTH is a living snapshot of the moment when young people first find themselves on the threshold of adulthood — when they are far more sophisticated than their parents realize and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine. THIS IS OUR YOUTH reminds audiences why The New York Times calls Kenneth Lonergan “arguably the most important American playwright of the last 20 years,” and why Slate calls him “the most potent dramatic voice of his generation.”
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Xavier University Music presents their Fall 2015 Concert Series.
- Friday, October 16: Fall Choral Concert, “Music of the Americas”
featuring Xavier University’s Edgecliffe Vocal Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Women’s Chorus
- Wednesday, October 28: Fall Music Festival: Chamber Orchestra
- Thursday, October 29: Fall Music Festival: Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Percussion Ensemble
- Saturday, October 31: Fall Music Festival: “Boys Night Out”
featuring Xavier University’s Men’s Chorus, Harmon-X, and faculty soloists