Carroll College Theatre is proud to
announce our 2014-15 Season
Two suspenseful presentations tantalize…
- Wicked Tavern Tales by Greg Oliver Bodine. Directed by Carroll Improv Director, Michael McNeilly, BFA. Set in a 19th century tavern, customers request a ghost story from the tavern keeper and his daughter. They respond that people are scarier than ghosts and tell us tales from the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, as enacted by live actors. Get ready to be spellbound.
Performances: Oct 2, 3, 4, 5 & 16, 17, 18, 19 (week off for Fall Break)
- Dead Certain by Marcus Lloyd. Directed by Carroll senior Sabrina Harding. A psychological thriller with an intricate plot and an explosive ending. Michael, an out-of-work alcoholic actor arrives at the country home of Elizabeth, a paralyzed ex-dancer turned writer, to read a play she has written. What follows will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Performances: Oct 23, 24, 25, 26 & 30 Nov 1, 2 (No show on Halloween)
A comic delight for the Holidays…
- Rumors by Neil Simon. Directed by Guest Director John Rausch, MFA. At a large townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusion mounts, the evening spins off into hilarity.
Performances: Nov 20, 21, 22, 23 (Week off for Thanksgiving) Dec 4, 5, 6, 7
The students take over the stage…
- One Act Festival – THT 311 Play Direction students direct short one-act plays that reveal what they have learned in class. The titles will be chosen by the students and announced in October. The festival performs December 11,12
Relatives and relationships, you gotta love them…
- Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. Directed by Julia Porter, MA and BA Carroll 2003. The three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing prospects; Meg, the middle sister, is back after a failed singing career; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave, and yet, hilarious, are highlighted by their cousin, Chick, and by the young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while falling in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how they all escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.
Performances: Feb 19, 20, 21, 22 & 26, 27, 28, March 1
A delight for the young at heart…
- Journey to the Worlds Edge By Harry Michael Bagdasian and Ernest Joselovitz. This tale is about young Brigid Shawn O'Grady of long-ago County Clare in Ireland who just wants to be normal. She is isolated by her parents until, one day, she sets off to ask the help of the legendary Sea Mither. Steeped in Irish culture and legends, < em>Journey to the World's Edge is about Brigid's journey toward self-esteem and courage.
Performances: April 24, 25 & May 1, 2.
School matinees: April 23, 24 30, May 1
Seating and Ticket information
We feature Festival Seating
- There is no assigned seating in our theatre, however we can hold seats if you are coming from out-of-town. Call our box office voicemail at 447-4304 and leave your name, the number of seats, and the date, and we will hold the seats until 5 minutes before the show.
- Seating is on a first come- first seated basis. We recommend that you arrive early to get the seats you want, but we don't have any bad seats. The auditorium opens 30 minutes before showtime for those who want the best seats.
- Mainstage Shows - General Admission is $10. Students/Seniors are $8.
- Theatre for Children Shows - General Admission is $5, Children under 12 are $3.
- Showcase Productions - $5 for any seat.
- Class demonstrations and Recitals - No charge.
- Carroll College Faculty and Staff - free with one guest, except for Summer or Myrna Loy shows.
- Carroll College Students - free any performance, except Summer or Myrna Loy shows.
- Carroll Theatre Majors/Minors or Carroll students enrolled in Theatre classes - Free to any performance. This includes theatre alumni.
- Members of the press or media who are covering the production - free to any perfomance. Please contact Chuck Driscoll 447-4309 to make arrangements.
We can accept cash or checks. We are not able to accept credit or debit cards at this time.
Our Theatre Spaces
The Carroll College Theatre - Originally built in 1916 as the college gym. In 1995 theatre faculty and students remodeled it to serve as our home. It is on the north side of St. Charles hall, across from the Corette library.
- Seating - The theatre seats 200, on a first come - first served basis. No reserved seating is available.
- Show Night Parking is available in the spaces outside the theatre, in the Library Lot or the adjacent lots to the east.
The Merton Acting Studio - Is located in the basement of the Cube, below the dining room and the bookstore.
- Seating - Seats 70. First come, first seated. No late arrivals can be admitted. Come early!
- Show night parking is availabe in the lot of the Cube.
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