HARPER JOY 2012-2013 SEASON
I N S T A N T P L A Y F E S T I V A LSEPTEMBER 22-23, ALEXANDER STAGE • RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 7
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.
N O I S E S O F FBY MICHAEL FRAYN • OCTOBER 18-21, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 5
Slamming doors, secret affairs, falling trousers, and flying sardines, fill up this comic masterpiece. This play within a play takes you behind the scenes of a mediocre touring company staging a terrible new farce and making a hilariously entertaining mess of it. Often called the funniest play ever written, Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is pure comic genius.
S H O O T I N G S I M O N EBY LYNNE KAUFMAN • NOVEMBER 7 -11, FREIMANN STUDIO THEATRE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 26
It is Paris, 1937. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are the “it” couple, sworn to love each other as intellectual equals, changing the face of feminism and philosophy around the world. Flash to 1980. Many published texts and sexual scandals later we see how things can become more complicated. This very funny play explores themes of jealousy, the changing face of feminism, and the inevitably subjective nature of “truth.”
C A M I N O R E A LBY TENNESEE WILLIAMS • DECEMBER 6-9, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 16
When Kilroy, an American traveler and former boxer, accidently lands on the Camino Real, a surreal netherworld populated by famous figures from literature and history, he begins his struggle to flee its confines and change his destiny. Called “one of Williams’ most imaginative plays” by The New York Times, Camino Real is a carnival of desperation and desire.
O N E A C T P L A Y C O N T E S TFEBRUARY 7-10, ALEXANDER STAGE • RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE JANUARY 25
Students submit original scripts. A chosen three compete for cash prizes. You are the judge.
T H E T E M P E S TBY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE • FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 3, FREIMANN STUDIO THEATRE • RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 15
One of Shakespeare’s last plays, The Tempest is a magical tale full of romance, political intrigue, and drunken louts. Prospero, after being trapped on an island by his power-hungry brother, finally gets a chance for revenge when a ship carrying his brother passes by on it’s way to Naples. An enchanted tale filled with humor, romance and adventure.
M Y C H E R N O B Y LBY AARON BUSHKOWSKY • APRIL 10-14, FREIMANN STUDIO THEATRE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE MARCH 29
A naïve Canadian travels to Belarus to give an inheritance to his father’s last remaining relative. While there he meets his long lost cousin, a Russian woman who sees him as her ticket out of the radiation blasted country. My Chernobyl is a quirky romance, both touching and hilarious.
F L O Y D C O L L I N S ( T H E M U S I C A L )MUSIC AND LYRICS BY ADAM GUETTEL, BOOK AND ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY TINA LANDAU • MAY 2-5, 16-18, ALEXANDER STAGE • RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE APRIL 19
Floyd Collins, based on true events, is a spellbinding musical that tells the story of an American dreamer. While exploring a Kentucky cave in 1925, Collins became trapped. His story and the efforts to save him become one of the most sensational news stories of the century. The play is a roller coaster ride of emotions, portraying both a family in crisis and an expose on media exploitation.
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