2013/2014 Production Season
HENRY IV Part One October 9 - 13
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Adam Heffernan
Shakespeare's rousing tale of comic conspiracies and heroic deeds reveals how a Prince's coming of age will shape the fate of a nation - one way or another.
PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE October 25 and 26
Directed by Anjanette Hall and created by BW Students
A devised performance piece based on themes within Henry IV Part One, featuring original scenes, music, dance, poetry, and performance art.
CAROUSEL November 14 -17 and 19 - 24
By Rogers & Hammerstein
Directed by Scott Plate
Carousel barker Billy Bigelow's romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. When he learns she is carrying his child, he attempts a robbery to provide for them both. After it goes awry and Billy dies, he is given a chance in the hereafter by a kindly Starkeeper to return to earth to set things right.
THE SECOND BI-ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL December 3, 4 and April 29, 30
Featuring a collection of short plays directed by current BW students.
EURYDICE February 5 - 9
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Guest Director Sara M. Bruner
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.
fyoo zh en 14: new music + dance March 20 - 22
The BW dance program pairs student and faculty choreographers with composers to create a fusion of completely original movement and music.
THE 24 HOUR THEATRE PROJECT March 1
Continuing on a popular tradition, theatre majors gather on Friday evening and begin writing, rehearsing and teching new plays, which are then performed for the public 24 hours later.
THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE April 9 - 13
By Jay Presson Allen
Adapted from the Novel
By Muriel Spark
Directed by Jack B. Winget
A liberated young schoolteacher at an Edinburgh girls' school in the period between the two wars, instructs her girls on the ways of life. Ignoring the more mundane subjects, she teaches them of love, politics and art. Her affairs with two male teachers become known and she finds herself fighting to keep her job. She believes that she can always count on the 100% support of her favorite pupils, but one of them does not feel that Miss Jean Brodie is in her "prime" any more. No longer swayed by her teacher's eloquence, she begins to learn about life and love herself.