Independent Minds, Working Together

2014 - 2015 Season

The Department of Theatre and Dance 2014-2015 Season Presents Something for Everyone!

Whether you're a member of the college community, the Wooster community, or live in the greater Northeast Ohio area, the 2014-15 Department of Theatre and Dance season has something for you! We promise to delight you with slapstick comedy, enthrall you with unique modern dance choreography from both students and professionals, and engage you with the drama of life.

Fall

Scapin
Adapted from Moliere
By Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell
Directed by Shirley Huston-Findley
Freedlander Theatre
October 30 & 31 and November 1, 2014

Let us tickle your funny bone with this delightful, modern day escapade that takes its lead from the physical comedy of the commedia del arte! Embracing the traditional zany, crafty servants, rich, greedy fathers, and, of course, lovers in love, Bill Irwin (noted TV and film actor,"clown prince" and Tony Award winner) embraces the physical and verbal humor of the comedic convention (think Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and The Marx Brothers), leaving us with no other option than to exit the theatre with a smile on our faces! Fun for the entire family.

Fall Dance Concert
Directed by Kim Tritt
November 20, 21 & 22, 2014
Freedlander-in-the-Round

This informal concert showcases the work of student choreographers, dancers and lighting designers. I the intimate setting of Freedlander-in-the-round, audiences come face-to-face with contemporary modern dance.

Spring

Senior I.S. Productions
February 6 & 7, 2015
Shoolroy Theatre

A weekend that highlights the work of those seniors who explore the craft of theatre outside of our main stage productions in combination with their theoretical research.

Water by the Spoonful
By Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Jimmy Noriega
Freedlander Theatre
February 26, 27 & 28, 2015

Quiara Alegria Hudes follows her 2008 Tony Award winning musical, In the Heights, with this 2012 Pulitzer Prize drama. Set in Philadelphia, this poignant yet humorous play follows a group of people torn apart by painful memories, addiction, and the war in Iraq. At the core of the play, however, lies a message of redemption and hope.

Spring Dance Concert
Directed by Kim Tritt
April 16, 17 & 18, 2015
Freedlander Theatre

In our most formal dance concert we feature the works of faculty, advanced student choreographers, a guest artist from the diverse world of contemporary modern dance.