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Antigone
By Jean Anouilh Adapted by Lewis Galantiere taken from the original play by Sophocles
Oct. 9-10-11 at 7:30 
Pangburn Theatre
Jean Anouilh's play Antigone is a tragedy inspired by Greek mythology and the play of the same name from the fifth century B.C. by Sophcles. The Galantiere version of the Greek legend comes from a Paris that suffered under the heel of tyranny. The play's parallels to modern times are exciting and provocative. "Its dimensions are noble, its intentions uncompromising." - Southwestern University, Texas.
Jean Anouilh was born on June 23, 1910, in France. Anouilh studied law as a teenager and worked briefly in advertising. He soon became aware of his strong attraction to the theatre and became one of France's foremost playwrights and screenwriters. Anouilh's works are noted for their theatrical conventions. His plays, many of which are bleak dramas, feature characters facing highly moral dilemmas. He uses such conventions as flashbacks, role reversals, and play-within-a-play to achieve dramatic effects. Anouilh received a New York Drama Critics Circle Award for his play Waltz of the Toreadors and a Tony award for Thieves Carnival. Other well-known works include Antigone, Eurydice and the film Pattes Blanches. Anouilh suffered a heart attack and died in 1987.

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
By Tom Mula
Dec. 4-5-6 at 7:30
Pangburn Theatre
THE STORY: "Marley was dead, to begin with…"—and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge's mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge's heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.
"…Nothing less than an anthem to human nature, to imagination, and to the wonder of a compelling story told by a wondrous storyteller…among the best evenings of the theatrical year…As the tale slips down the throat like a hot chocolate, it also reveals new truths about the human condition…in Mula's warm and inviting hands, Marley becomes a tortured but poignant and ultimately redeemed soul who personally stage-manages Scrooge's reformation and finds his own redemption therein…an inspired and moving story that makes all that old stuff about ghosts and graves seem both immediate and revelatory…a splendid and invigorating evening!" —Chicago Tribune. "…[Blends] a Dickens sensibility with a taste for fairy tales and contemporary wit…thoroughly charming—a holiday treat…" —Herald (Chicago). "…Superbly written, marvelously performed…inspired writing…funny, moving, and hypnotic throughout…" —Chicago Sun-Times. "Delectably zany…inspired theatre…gives the audience cause to ache, and to laugh, and in the end, to exalt." —Citybeat. "Of all the holiday shows dotting the theatrical landscape, none shines brighter than JACOB MARLEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL." —The Life. "…Wondrous…an instant classic…" —Chicago Gay Times.

Past Performances

Proof
by David Auburn
April 24 & 25
Lab Theatre Pangburn

Wrong Window!
by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
April 10, 11, 12
Woodburn Theatre

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Music Book and Lyrics by Clarke Gesner
February 20, 21, 22, and 23
Lab Theatre Pangburn

The Ghost's Bargain and The Haunted Man
By Jessica Juhrend
December 5, 6 and 7, 2013
At 7:30 p.m.
Woodburn Theatre

 

Q

By Darin Pederson

Q (Squared)

By Elysia Pederson

Take Five

By Westley Pederson

November 7 and 8

At 7:30 p.m.

Lab Theatre Pangburn

 

Mauritius

by Theresa 

Directed by Dr. Pamela Wegner
October 10-12 at 7:30 pm in Woodburn auditorium

The Plaza Suite
by Neil Simon
Directed by Elysia Pederson
April 18-19-20 at Woodburn Theatre

I Hate Hamlet
by Paul Rudnick
Directed by Max Downs
April 4-5-6 at The Lab Theatre - Pangburn Hall

How I Learned to Drive
By Paula Vogel
Feb 21-22-23 and March 1 at The Dahl in Rapid City

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol
By John Longenbaugh
November 29, 30 and December 1

Swimming in the Shallows
By Adam Bock
October 11-13 and November 8 & 9

Exit the King
By Eugene Ionesco
February 23-25

Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Theo Schmidt
March 14 & 16

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
By Edward Albee
Directed by Jacob J. Roman
March 15 &17

The House of Blue Leaves
By John Guare
April 19-21

True Magic
By Evan Guilford-Blake
December 1-4

Almost, Maine
By John Cariani
October 13-15

The Bible: The Complete Word of the God (Abridged)
By Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor with additional material by Matthew Croke
November 3-5

Noises Off
By Michael Frayn

[Title of Show]
By Hunter Bell

Tartuffe
By Molière
October 14-16

The Outsiders
April 29-30

No Exit
By Jean-Paul Sartre
April 15-17

A Small Wooden Horse
By Ev Miller
April 15-17

Natures Condition
March 3 and 4

Miracle on 34th Street
December 3-5

Blood
By Jessica Juhrend
October 15-17

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