2018-2019 Season

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A Doll's house, part 2

By: Lucas Hnath
Director: Ann Dillon Farrelly

Scenic Design: Abbie Wagner (s)
Costume Design: Ian Duff (s)
Lighting Design: Sam Klaas (s)

*(s) denotes that the designer is a student

Oct. 10 at 11:00 a.m., Oct. 10–13 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. 

(CFA Theatre)

The play begins with a knock on the door — the same door that was slammed shut, fifteen years earlier when Nora exited at the end of Ibsen’s play. Nora has returned, and it is she who is knocking. After leaving her husband, children, and the nursemaid, Nora became a successful feminist novelist. The reason for her return is to finalize a divorce from Torvald; she needs him to sign the legal papers. Nora is questioned about what she has been doing — the family thought she might have been dead — and the family and the nursemaid express their recriminations of her. Recommended for mature audiences.

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By: William Shakespeare
Director: Ann Dillon Farrelly

Scenic Design: Nicholas Kelley (s)
Lighting Design: Jeffrey Strange
Costume Design: Sarah Strange

Dec. 5 at 11:00 a.m., Dec. 5-8 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

(CFA Theatre)

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is home from school to mourn the death of his father, King Hamlet, who has died two months earlier. Hamlet is disgusted by the marriage of his newly widowed mother, Queen Gertrude, to his Uncle, King Hamlet's brother, Claudius, who now has the throne. Shortly thereafter, a ghost has appeared to guards on nightly watch as well as Hamlet’s good friend, Horatio, who thinks the spirit has a likeness to the former King Hamlet. When prompted to speak by Horatio, the ghost will not. Horatio asks Hamlet to wait for the ghost and see if it will speak to him. The ghost of his father beckons Hamlet to follow him and reveals that his brother Claudius poisoned him in the ear. Hamlet vows to avenge his father’s murder.

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Fool For Love

By: Sam Shepard
Director: Ann Dillon Farrelly

Scenic Design: Sam Klaas (s)
Lighting Design: Zach Van Camp (s)
Costume Design: Blair Schuler (s)

Feb. 13 at 11:00 a.m., Feb. 13-16 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.

(CFA Theatre)

Through searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can't live without each other whether they like it or not. May is hiding out at an old motel in the Mojave Desert. Eddie, an old flame and childhood friend, finds her there and threatens to drag her back into the life from which she had fled. Reality and dream; truth and lies; past and present mingle in an explosive, emotional experience.

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Sweeney Todd

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Hugh Wheeler
Director: Ann Dillon Farrelly
Musical Direction: Rob Shepherd

Choreography: Connie SaLoutos Furlan
Scenic Design: Jeffrey Strange
Costume Design: Sarah Strange
Lighting Design: Abbie Wagner (s)


April 5,6,11,12,13 at 7:30 p.m., April 7 and 14 at 2 p.m., April 10 at 11:00am

(CFA Brodbeck Concert Hall)

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

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One Act Festival Poster


May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. in the CFA Theatre

Student directors, designers, and actors show off their talents in this always enjoyable and diverse evening of theatre.

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2018-2019 Season

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