NEXT ON OUR STAGES: TITANIC
- HEAR AND EXPERIENCE TITANIC LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Music by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone
McCallum Arts Center - Feb. 25-Mar. 6, 2016
Not to be confused with the blockbuster film released in the same year as the musical's premiere, TITANIC THE MUSICAL shows the final hours of a group of the fateful ship's passengers in a brand new story unconnected with the tale of Jack and Rose. The rarely-performed musical TITANIC examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama.
UIL ONE ACT PLAY: MARIE ANTOINETTE
- BEFORE BRITNEY SPEARS AND JUSTIN BIEBER, THERE WAS MARIE ANTOINETTE
By David Adjmi
Fine Arts Theatre - April 1-3, 2016
In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.
THE REP: STUDENT DIRECTED
- MARIE ANTOINETTE
- CRUMBLE, LAY ME DOWN JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
- ALMOST MAINE
- THE APARTMENT
- PROSPECT HIGH BROOKLYN
- MAMMA MIA!
Fine Arts Theatre - April 1-3, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: in an unprecedented move MacTheatre has been chosen by New York's Roundabout Theatre Company to premiere a new play commissioned by Roundabout & Theatre Communications Group called PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN, a fierce narrative addressing themes of gun violence, trans acceptance, deep friendships, self-harm, and casual racism, culminating in one disturbing act. To be presented as part of our spring One Act Play Festival.
The annual Student Directed One Act Play Festival showcases the work of a select group of upperclassmen, who, with great independence, undertake all aspects of directing a one act play. They set up rehearsals, work with actors, oversee a design team and take a show from early conception through full performance. The One Act Play Festival offers an eclectic evening of theater, celebrating student initiative and creativity. The short pieces run the gamut from drama to comedy, from classical to contemporary pieces and sometimes include original, student-written plays. This season the Student Directed Series will be performed in rep with Mac's UIL One Act Play contest entry Marie Antionette.
- THIS POWERFUL TRAGEDY WAS WRITTEN BY JOHN FORD. PROBABLY FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1633. BASED ON A TRUE STORY
By John Ford
Fine Arts Theatre - May 13-15, 2016
A little-known Caroline-era play was recently staged for the first time in almost four centuries; the winner of a competition between academics to resurrect an obscure work at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s theatre. Unearthed anew, this rare tragedy comes to the McCallum stage.
Struck by love at first sight, the Duke of Pavia has married the beautiful Bianca. But he's not the only one who loves her. Unknown to him, his best friend Fernando has also fallen for Bianca, and with each day that passes Fernando finds it harder to conceal his true feelings. While the Duke is unaware of his friend's dilemma, his sister soon realizes what is happening. Racked with jealousy by her own desire for Fernando, she begins to manipulate her brother, encouraging him to act against his friend. With echoes of Shakespeare's Othello, John Ford's rarely-performed play is a thrilling revenge tragedy powered by the destructive force of unrequited love.