Skidmore College Department of Theater Announces Fall 2013 Season
The Skidmore College Department of Theater has announced its Fall 2013 season.
Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery:
Directed by Carolyn Anderson October 16-18, 2013
All shows at 7:00PM and 9:00PM
AMERICAN COLLISION(S) is a site-specific interactive performance piece, which responds to the exhibit in the Francis Young TANG teaching museum, "The Classless Society." Actors and audience will move through themes of economics, race, class distinction, and ethnicity...what is the American Dream today?
By Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Eunice Ferreira
Black Box Studio, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater October 24-30, 2013
All shows at 8:00PM, except Sunday matinee at 2:00PM
A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi Iizuka's POLAROID STORIES journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Inspired in part by Ovid's Metamorphoses. Informed, as well, by interviews with young prostitutes and street kids, POLAROID STORIES conveys a whirlwind of psychic disturbance, confusion and longing. Like their mythic counterparts, these modern-day mortals are engulfed by needs that burn and consume. Their language mixes poetry and profanity, imbuing the play with lyricism and great theatrical force.
SEATING IS VERY LIMITED, SO RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!
BACK COUNTY CRIMES
By Lanie Robertson
Directed by Dave Demke
Mainstage Theater, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater November 15-17 and November 21-24, 2013
All shows at 8:00PM, except Sunday matinees at 2:00PM
BACK COUNTY CRIMES is the story of a small rural town, as told by the town's family doctor. It's a poetic tale of forbidden love affairs, sordid murders, tragic misunderstandings, and comic endeavors, similar to Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN but with an edge. Playwright Lanie Robertson has a savvy sense of black comedy, setting the play "in the little town of Duty in the county known as Love." Music and singing fill the play, as a gallery of characters move through compellingly tragic, or caustically comic vignettes. As the town doctor's memories come to life in front of us, we are shown a tapestry of the best and worst of humanity. In the end we are left with a haunting affirmation of life, ready to embrace the themes of 'duty' and 'love' with new understanding.