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TheatreThe 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
2016-2017 Season Schedule (EWU Theatre Main Stage)
Fall Quarter 2016
by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Sara Goff
November 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
November 17 at 5pm
November 20 at 2pm
An irrefutable classic of the American theatre. A work of humanity and warmth. Our Town transports us to Grover's Corners, a place of secret wishes and disappointments; loves and losses, where the people we encounter are shockingly like the ones in our own lives. Meet Emily and George. They've grown up together in their small New England town, falling in love in a surprisingly complicated way. Their lives provide the lens through which the story is told, a story that focuses on a village but encompasses the eternal, finding the world in a grain of sand.
Winter Quarter 2017
AVENUE Q (Musical)
Directed by Jeff Sanders
Musical Direction by Carolyn Jess
March 3, 4 and 10, 11 at 7:30pm
March 5 at 2:00pm
March 9 at 5:00pm
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show: a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
(ADVISORY NOTE: AVENUE Q IS AN ADULT COMEDY MUSICAL. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED)
Spring Quarter 2017
by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by, Josh Stamoolis - Guest Director
May 12, 13 and 19, 20 at 7:30pm
May 14 at 2pm
May 18 at 5pm
Trevor and Susannah, whose marriage is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples' bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany.