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Department of Theater and Dance Production Season 2013-2014

Fast and Loose: An Ethical Collaboration

by Jose Cruz Gonzalez, Kirsten Greenidge, Julie Marie Myatt and John Walch

Directed by Katheryn Bentley

October 9 – 12 at 7:30 p.m.
October 13 at 2:00 p.m.  

Dunham Hall Theater

If you found out a terrible secret that might hurt the ones you love, would you expose it? Would you choose what served the greatest good even if it violated the rights of an individual? Is it okay to apply your own ethical standards to another culture, group or home? Why should any of us care one bit about what might benefit other people? These are the questions at the center of Fast and Loose, a provocative experiment in dramatic form first performed at the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Four playwrights. Four Questions. One play that explores the depths and limits of personal responsibility in a morally complex world.
The 39 Steps

by Patrick Barlow

November 13 – 16 at 7:30 p.m.
November 17 at 2:00 p.m. 

Directed by Peter Cocuzza

Dunham Hall Theater

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

Dance in Concert

February 12 – 15 at 7:30 p.m.
February 16 at 2:00 p.m. 

Directed by Peter Cocuzza

The Caretaker

By Harold Pinter

Directed by James Van Leishout

March 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m. & March 23 at 2:00 p.m.
March 26 – 29 at 7:30 p.m. & March 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Metcalf Theater

The story of two brothers and a tramp. Davies is down and out when Aston takes him in for the night. Lost in a shoeless world, chasing papers in Sidcup, he soon fancies his chances at something more permanent. Then Mick shows up. As the odd couple becomes an odd number, who will be the odd man out? Originally produced in 1960, The Caretaker marked Harold Pinter's arrival as the seminal playwright of his generation. He subsequently went on to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Life is a Dream

by Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Directed by Chuck Harper

April 23 – 26 at 7:30 p.m.
April 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Dunham Hall Theater

To protect the country fro the horrors prophesied, the young prince Sigismundo is condemned for all eternity to be shut away from his country and his birthright. Banished to a secret world high in the mountains and cut off from the sun, he can only dream of a life reversed: of palaces, empires, freedom - and revenge. A classic from the Spanish Golden Age, Calderon's richly poetic, epic masterpiece explores illusion, reality, fate and destiny against the backdrop of a mythical kingdom.
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Monday - Friday - 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

On Performance Dates:
Wed. - Fri. - 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Matinees 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

SIUE Students have FREE! Admission to the Theater & Dance Department's Main Season and some Student Produced Productions.

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