DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE by Sarah Ruhl
October 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, @ 8:00PM
October 9 @ 2:00PM
This play of vibrant imagination begins with a persistently ringing cell phone in a quiet café finally being answered by a stranger at the next table who cannot stand the ringing any more. Come join us for this wildly imaginative comedy as it explores the paradox of modern technology's ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. Dead Man’s Cell Phone was awarded a Helen Hayes Award (The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical) in 2008.
Provided by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, Book by George Abbott
November 15, 16, 17. 18, 19 @ 8:00PM
November 20 @ 2:00PM
Using Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors as its basis, this mad-capped musical farce is the first time this play was set to music. Two sets of twins travel to Ephesus to find their brothers from whom they were separated during a shipwreck. Mistaken identities result in mischief, confusion and hilarity as the situation unravels before the audiences’ eyes.
Provided by arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein.
THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller
February 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 @ 8:00PM
February 26 @ 2:00 PM
Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, Arthur Miller wrote this piece as an allegory in response to McCarthyism and the US government’s blacklisting of its citizens accused of being communists. Using the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692 and 1693, this play is partially fictionalized and dramatized account of some of those events. This play has become an American classic and a central work in the canon of American drama.
Provided by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert 2017
Apri 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 @ 8:00PM
April 16 @ 2:00PM
Back on its biennial rotation, this year’s dance concert includes original choreography by IWU faculty and guests. The dance concert
promises to be evocative, could possibly be provocative, and is always beautiful. Come join us as we experience story-telling using movement and music as the main methods of communication.