New Theatre Season Kicks off

As you can see, our first production is not only poignant, but also continues a special relationship and collaboration we have with an off-Broadway theatre company – Fault Line Theatre. Charise Green, the playwright, was with us two years ago as our theatre students were the first to work on the play in a workshop setting. The play is now getting its world premiere production here at Xavier, and will be produced in New York City in 2018. Needless to say, I am proud not only of the collaboration and world premiere, but mostly of the dialogue that I hope the play will facilitate.
-Stephen Skiles
CANNIBAL GALAXY

Theatre Department Presents 3 Rep Shows

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.

Miss Julie

Feb. 17-28, 2016

Limited Seating

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.

Starring:

  • 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

Betrayal

Feb. 17-28, 2016

Limited Seating

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.

Starring

  • Eric Minion as Robert
  • Mac Blais as Jerry
  • Maya Farhat as Emma
  • Micah Price as Waiter

Begotten

Feb. 17-28, 2016

Limited Seating

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.

Starring

  • Elizabeth Rancourt as Eve
  • Kalie Kaimann as Marianne
  • Sean Burlingame as Aaron
  • Tyler Kuhlman as Adam
  • Justin Lee as Man

This Is Our Youth

Dec. 3-6, 2015

By Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Ed Stern

Youth11x17THIS 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.”

Contains Adult Language and Situations

Location:
Gallagher Theater

Contact:
513-745-3939

Tickets:
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