Pride and Prejudice
Adapted by Jon Jory
Directed by Michael Najjar
November 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8pm, 16 at 2pm
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?
Love and Information
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by John Schmor
January 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 at 8pm, February 1 at 2pm
Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.
Faculty Dance Concert 2015
February 12, 13, 14
This annual classic returns to the Robinson stage; pieces choreographed in many different styles by dance faculty.
An Arctic Story
by Chantal Bilodeau
Directed by Theresa May
Apr 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8pm, 26 at 2pm
The first play of The Arctic Cycle, Sila examines the competing interests shaping the future of the Canadian Arctic and local Inuit population. Set on Baffin Island in the territory of Nunavut, it follows a climate scientist, an Inuit activist and her daughter, two Canadian Coast Guard officers, an Inuit elder and two polar bears as they see their values challenged and their lives become intricately intertwined. Equal parts Inuit myth and contemporary Arctic policy, Sila uses puppetry, projections, spoken word poetry and three different languages. West Coast Premiere!
Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Gilg
May 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, June 5, 6 at 8pm, May 31 at 2pm
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders. Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.