Department of Theatre and Performance Studies: Current Season

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Fall 2014

  • Sunset Boulevard | Stillwell Theater
    August 22, 2014 | 8 p.m. | $10
    Adapted from the 1950 film by Billy Wilder | Directed by Jim Davis
    The TPS Faculty performs a staged reading of one of America’s classic films, a tale of love and loss in Hollywood. An annual benefit performance for education abroad scholarships.

    24 hour play Festival | Onyx Theater
    September 6, 2014 | 8 p.m. | $5
    Coordinated by Jamie Bullins
    The perfect blend of planning and spontaneity. In only 24 hours, student writers, directors, actors, and designers transform their ideas into inventive theatre.

    PRIVATE EYES | Onyx Theater
    September 16-21, 2014 | 8 p.m. | $5-$12
    Sunday | 2 p.m.
    By Steven Dietz. | Directed by Ariel Fristoe
    Nothing is ever quite what it seems in this dark comedy of suspicion, theatrical illusion, and romantic truth.

  • (I AM STILL HERE) LANGUAGE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING | Stillwell Theater
    September 25-27, 2014 | 8 p.m. | $5-$20
    Guest artist Violet Juno combines storytelling and performance to count the languages learned and lost in her family over the generations.

    K.I.S.S. ROKTOBER LAFF-FEST | Onyx Theater
    October 3-4, 2014 | 8 p.m. | Free
    Directed by Jamie Bullins
    Guest artist Violet Juno combines storytelling and performance to count the languages learned and lost in her family over the generations.

    THE COMING OUT MONOLOGUES PROJECT | Onyx Theater
    October 9-10, 2014 | 8 p.m. | $5
    Co-directed by Jessica Duvall and Karen Robinson | Co-produced with GLBTIQ Student Retention Services
    Humorous, poignant, and celebratory, this evening features performances of coming-out stories from across the campus community.

  • INTO THE WOODS | Stillwell Theater
    October 22-26, and October 29-November 2, 2014 | 8 p.m. | $5-$20
    Sunday | 2 p.m.
    Book by James Lapine.
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
    Directed by Justin Anderson.
    Music Direction by Judy Cole.
    Co-produced with the School of Music.
    Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it in Sondheim’s witty and unconventional spin
    on fairy tales.

    KSU TELLERS SHOWCASE: STUDENT STORYTELLING CONCERT | Onyx Theater
    November 7-8, 2014 | 8 p.m. | Free
    Directed by Charles Parrott.
    Join the KSU Tellers as they share their finest original storytelling performances from the fall semester.

  • MTP ROCKS! | Onyx Theater December 7, 2014 | 7 p.m. | Free
    Directed by Henry Scott
    Music Direction by Carolyn Dorff.
    Around the clock, at malt shops, band stands, sit-ins, and disco-techs…join us on the train of soul as we travel through the years of American rock and roll.

    LABYRINTH NIGHT | Stillwell Theater
    December 8, 2014 | 4:30-9 p.m. | Free
    Walking Meditation
    Coordinated by John Gentile.
    KSU invites members of the campus and local communities to a walking meditation upon its
    canvas labyrinth at the end of each semester. A documentary about the contemporary labyrinth movement will be shown from 4-4:30 p.m. with time for walking meditation from 4:30-9 p.m.

  • Spring 2015

  • STORIES FOR A WINTER NIGHT | Stillwell Theater
    January 22-24, 2015 | 8 p.m. | $5-$20
    Atlanta storyteller Rob Cleveland regales audiences with his imaginative and irresistible retellings of stories and folktales.

    BLOODY PULP: CRISIS IN THE AMERICAN COMIC BOOK | Onyx Theater
    February 3-8, 2015 | 8 p.m. | $5-$12
    Sunday | 2 p.m.
    Co-directed by Charles Parrott and Jim Davis.
    This world premiere explores the history and mysteries surrounding the creation of comic books in America and the code that almost crushed them.

  • NEW WORKS AND IDEAS | LEWIS & CLARK: ROAD TO THE PACIFIC | Onyx Theater March 2-3, 2015 | 8 p.m. | Free Admission
    By Sean Daniels, Matt Horgan and Tim Stoltenberg. Music by David Keeton.
    Directed by Jamie Bullins.
    Follow Lewis & Clark & Sacagawea as they cheat, swindle, lie, and sing their way along the rip-roaring Road to the Pacific! A staged reading.

    NEW WORKS AND IDEAS | THE SCARLET LETTER | Onyx Theater
    March 4-6, 2015 | 8 p.m. | $5
    by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
    Adapted and directed by John Gentile.
    A staged reading of a new adaptation of Hawthorne’s classic tale of love, shame, and redemption.

    NEW WORKS AND IDEAS | 6th ANNUAL 10MPF: ONCE UPON A TIME | Stillwell Theater
    March 7, 2015 | 8 p.m. | $5
    Coordinated by Margaret Baldwin Pendergrass.
    An evening of wicked humor and luminous darkness featuring new 10-minute plays inspired by fairy tales. Written by KSU students and directed by KSU students, faculty, and alumni.

  • ARMS AND THE MAN | Stillwell Theater
    March 17-22, 2015 | 8 p.m. | $5-$20
    Sunday | 2 p.m.
    By George Bernard Shaw.
    Directed by Harrison Long.
    Captain Bluntschli, a Swiss mercenary on the run, sneaks into a young woman’s boudoir. Not to worry. This unlikely hero has shed his weapons in favor of chocolate creams. One of Shaw’s most popular romantic comedies, this play has never seemed more relevant, nor more hilarious.

    K.I.S.S. SPRING HOOPLA-PALOOZA | Onyx Theater
    April 17-18, 2015 | 8 p.m. | Free
    Directed by Jamie Bullins.
    Infectiously fun performances by the student improv ensemble to usher in
    the change of seasons. Fully on the fly.

  • KSU TELLERS SHOWCASE: STUDENT STORYTELLING CONCERT | Onyx Theater
    April 24-25, 2015 | 8 p.m. | Free
    Directed by Charles Parrott.
    Join the KSU Tellers as they share their best original storytelling performances from the spring semester.

    JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS | Onyx Theater
    April 26, 2015 | 7 p.m. | Free
    Production conception, English lyrics, additional material by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman, based on Jacques Brel’s lyrics and commentary, music by Jacques Brel.
    Directed by Henry Scott.
    Music Direction by Judy Cole.
    The poignant, passionate, and profound songs of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel are brought to vivid theatrical life in this performance by the TPS Music Theatre Ensemble.

    LABYRINTH NIGHT | Onyx Theater
    May 4, 2015 | Free
    Walking Meditation
    Coordinated by John Gentile.
    KSU invites members of the campus and local communities to a walking meditation upon its canvas labyrinth at the end of each semester. A documentary about the contemporary labyrinth movement will be shown from 4-4:30 p.m. with time for walking meditation from 4:30-9 p.m.