HARPER JOY 2014-2015 SEASON

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I N S T A N T   P L A Y   F E S T I V A L

SEPTEMBER 27-28, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 12
Seven plays on Saturday and then seven more on Sunday. After three weeks of writing workshops with professional playwrights, students receive a prompt in the evening, write all night, go into rehearsal the next morning, and perform that evening.

T O P G I R L S

BY CARYL CHURCHILL • OCTOBER 23-26, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 10
An intrepid Victorian adventuress, a Japanese Emperor’s mistress, Pope Joan, and a Flemish avenger are the honored guests at Marlene’s celebration of her promotion to the head of a London employment agency. Caryl Churchill’s seminal play considers the sacrifices and compromises that come with rising to the top.

J O H N   M U I R   W O L F

BY JIMMY MAIZE • NOVEMBER 12-16, FREIMANN STUDIO THEATRE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 31
1868: John Muir enters Yosemite, wrestling against nature and his own demons. 2009: a lone wolf leaves his pack in Northeastern Oregon, embarking on an historic 1000-mile journey. One will change the landscape of our nation, and the other will remind us of the indelible wild spirit that lives in us all.

A C T U A L L Y   J U S T   K I N D   O F   A N D   A L M O S T

DECEMBER 11-14, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 21
Featuring original movement-based works developed by Renée Archibald, Peter de Grasse, and guest artist David Thomson, each choreographer will set different methodologies into motion to create work that is multi-layered, de-centered, and sometimes quite funny.

O N E   A C T   P L A Y   C O N T E S T

FEBRUARY 11-15, FREIMANN STUDIO THEATRE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE JANUARY 23
Students submit original scripts. A chosen three compete for cash prizes. You are the judge.

R O S E N C R A N T Z   A N D   G U I L D E N S T E R N  
A R E   D E A D

BY TOM STOPPARD • MARCH 5-8, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 20
Hilarious and terrifying, Stoppard’s absurdist comedy turns Shakespeare’s Hamlet on its head by following the misadventures of two minor characters as they struggle to understand their role in the great tragedy unfolding around them.

T H R E E   T A L L   W O M E N

BY EDWARD ALBEE • APRIL 15-19, FREIMANN STUDIO THEATRE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE APRIL 3
Wickedly funny and decidedly unsentimental, Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning play is an electrifying and heartrending exploration of the complicated gap between age and experience.

H A I R :   T H E   A M E R I C A N   T R I B A L   L O V E   -  
R O C K   M U S I C A L

BOOK AND LYRICS BY JAMES RADO AND GEROME RAGNI, MUSIC BY GALT MACDERMOT • MAY 7-10, 21-23, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE APRIL 24
A searing indictment of the war in Vietnam and a plea for freedom, love and understanding, Hair’s iconic songs include Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, Hair and Let the Sunshine In. Join the ‘tribe’ as they take over Harper Joy Theater presenting a fresh new take on one of the most revolutionary musicals of all time.

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