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Book and Lyrics by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin
Music and Direction by Ulysses Loken
Produced and Directed by Meaghan Deiter
Streaming February 15 - March 6 (access information to follow)
The Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to present a fully-scripted piece embracing the logistical challenges facing theatre during COVID-19. Set simultaneously in the present and the past, this 90-minute musical explores themes of loneliness, isolation, and connection against the backdrop of Hurricane Agnes and the Watergate break-in in June 1972. Music will be written for the actors who are cast.
"The Theory of Relativity"
by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill
Streaming April 4 - 21 (access information to follow)
This moving and unconventional song cycle bursts with originality as it examines the interconnectedness of us all through life's shared experiences - from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. "The Theory of Relativity" introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and the heartbreaks, the liaisons and the losses, the inevitability and the wonder of the human connection. An Alternate College Theatre production directed by Nate Tanner.
"Budi and the Hornbill"
translated by Alice M. Terada, adaptation by Lynn Kremer
Streaming of Live in April - TBD
In this fantasy, inspired by a Sumatran folk tale, Budi, and honest but down-on-his-luck fisherman, learns about loyalty, honesty and how to recognize one's strengths and weaknesses. "Budi and the Hornbill" incorporates large-scale puppets to portray buffalo, horses, tigers, snakes, and the hornbill of the title. Near extinction in some places in the world, hornbills are thought to have sacred powers in Indonesia and are often portrayed in dances and tales as heroes who are close to godlike. Audiences of all ages will delight in this inventive dance/theatre work. A Department of Theatre production directed by Lynn Kremer.