HARPER JOY 2013-2014 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 28-29, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 16
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 A R T U F F E

BY MOLIERE • OCTOBER 24-27, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 14
When the seemingly pious Tartuffe weasels his way into Orgon’s good graces, the family is concerned. When Orgon promises Tartuffe his daughter’s hand in marriage, they are alarmed. When Tartuffe attempts to seduce Orgon’s wife and evict his former benefactor, enough is enough. False piety, hypocrisy, and hilarious misunderstandings abound in this most famous of classical French farces.

T H E   D R U N K E N   C I T Y

BY ADAM BOCK • NOVEMBER 13-17, FREIMANN STUDIO THEATRE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 4
A surreal tale of love and marriage in our modern society. The prospect of bright lights and pink cocktails lure three brides-to-be to the city for one final night. After a chance encounter with a handsome stranger, their world is turned upside down, as they begin to question the very future they came to celebrate.

U K U L E L E !   A   V A R I E T Y   S H O W

DECEMBER 12-15, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2
The Ukulele is given center stage at the Harper Joy Theatre as we dismantle all that is uniform in a celebratory display of variety. Inspired by the days of vaudeville and early television variety shows, we invite you to join us as sketch comedy, song, dance and hand puppets mingle with the mighty four stringed instrument and the musicians who play it.

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

FEBRUARY 12-16, FREIMANN STUDIO THEATRE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 3
Students submit original scripts. A chosen three compete for cash prizes. You are the judge.

H A M L E T

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE • MARCH 5-9, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 24
Shakespeare takes us into a shadowy world where a complex young prince is torn between the demands of duty, love, and revenge. Which will win the battle for primacy in his troubled heart, and how can Hamlet find peace when the questions he asks himself make action impossible?

E U R Y D I C E

BY SARAH RUHL • APRIL 16-20, FREIMANN STUDIO THEATRE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE APRIL 7
Travel to the underworld in this contemporary retelling of the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of his wife, Eurydice. This tender comedy is a fantastical story of love, loss and the joys and sorrows of memory. A fresh look at a timeless love story.

S T E E LE   M A G N O L I A S

BY ROBERT HARLING • MAY 8-11, 22-24, ALEXANDER STAGE
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE APRIL 28
Set in Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in Chiquapin Parish, Louisiana, Steel Magnolias is a story of female friendship that’s filled with humor and heartbreak. We laugh and cry with these six small-town women who care deeply about and for each other as the realities of their lives unfold.

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