Online Auditions Fall 2021
'The 39 Steps'
Nov. 4-6 and 11-13, Fenwick Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
By Patrick Barlow
Based on the novel by John Buchan and the screenplay by Charles Bennett & Alma
Richard Hannay is having a very bad day. It's 1935, Europe is heating up, with World War II looming in the wings, and he’s on the run for a murder he didn't commit. Can he clear his name? Can he find love? And what are the mysterious 39 Steps? Patrick Barlow's hilarious, fast-paced take-off of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film is a tale of one man's pursuit of the truth. Scott Malia directs.
Department of Theatre and Dance
Dec. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.; matinee Dec. 5 at 2 p.m., the Pit (O’Kane 037)
by Sarah Ruhl
Alternate College Theatre’s fall production is the American playwright Sarah Ruhl’s reimagining of the widely dramatized myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, in which Orpheus, the gifted musician, journeys to the underworld to persuade Hades to give him back his lost wife Eurydice. Ruhl’s version is from Eurydice’s point of view of Eurydice. Eile McGinn ’22 directs.
Alternate College Theatre
'She Loves Me'
Feb. 3-5 and 10-12 at 7:30 p.m.; matinees Feb. 6 and 13 at 2:30 p.m., Fenwick Theatre
Book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on the screenplay by Samson Raphaelson
Bock and Harnick’s entrancing musical — based on the great Hollywood romantic comedy "The Shop Around the Corner" — is set in an elegant Budapest shop at the height of the Depression. Georg, the assistant manager, and Amalia, the newest employee, dislike each other from the first; they have no idea that they have been writing anonymous love letters to one another for months and are planning to meet their pen pal for the first time. Joe Masteroff’s wonderful script is built on the tension between truth and appearance and explores the mysterious nature of romantic attraction. Directed by Meaghan Deiter.