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The Theatre Program offers: The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, for those who wish to enter the profession or for those who wish to prepare for graduate school; and the Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a major in Theatre, for those who wish to teach grades 4-12. Minors are available in both degree programs.
Cheney, WA 99004-2457
2012-2013 Season Schedule
By Steve Martin
Directed by Sara Goff
Steve Martin has reinvigorated a hilarious, laugh-out-loud farce, using
Carl Sternheim's 1910 comedy. The play opens with a scandal: puritanical
bureaucrat Theo Maske is outraged at his wife, Louise, for allowing her
underpants to fall to the ground at a parade for the king. As scandal
erupts into spectacle, the characters reflect upon our fascination with
fame and our reliance on gender roles. Replete with off-the-wall humor,
wordplay, and masterful banter, The Underpants is relevant in the most
entertaining of ways.
November 9,10,16, and 17 at 7:30
November 15 at 5:00
November 18 at 2:00
By Jonathan Johnson
Directed by Sara Goff
"Ode" tells one of the greatest true love stories in the history of literature. In 1819, John Keats is young, brilliant and free. An epidemic of tuberculosis has taken half his family, but he has left his career as a doctor to devote whatever remains of his own life to his one, consuming passion-poetry. Then she moves in next door. Fanny Brawne. Beautiful, feisty, and confident, she is the sweetheart of every ball. Will she be his ruin or the muse to make him immortal?
The Eastern Washington University Theatre presents a world premier of this original play by celebrated poet and EWU professor Jonathan Johnson.
March 8th, 9th, 15, and 16 at 7:30
March 10 at 2:00
March 14 at 5:00
BAT BOY THE MUSICAL
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
Directed by Jeffrey Sanders
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a "normal" boy by the veterinarian's wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin.
May 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30
May 12 at 2:00
May 16 at 5:00