The 2010-2011 season consisted of:
SOPHOCLES' ANTIGONE, by Brendan Kennelly
Directed by Pam Pepper
October 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 15, 16, 2010; 8:00 p.m.
Virginia M. and Bernard R. Hale ’30 Production
When conscience and civil law collide, what should we do? For what moral issue might one sacrifice all? Antigone risks love and life. Her struggle resonates throughout the ages in countless personal, social, and political expressions. It is timeless, and essential. Sophocles' masterpiece has been re-told anew for the 21st Century in a stunning recent version by poet Brendan Kennelly.
This is the daughter of Oedipus.
She bows for nobody and nothing.
Her heart is fire. Her mind is ice.
FIVE FLIGHTS, by Adam Bock
Directed by Hilary Kissinger
November 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2010; 8:00 p.m.
November 7; 2:00 p.m.
Siblings Ed and Adele inherit an enormous aviary that their late father built for his deceased wife, whose soul, he believed, had transformed into the body of a wren. The grown children are faced with the dilemma of what to do with the crumbling structure—sister-in-law Jane wants to build tidy new houses, friend Olivia wants to use it to build her Church of the Fifth Day, Ed wants the building to fall back into the ground. Folded into this debate are issues of religious conviction, fear of commitment, the way Russian ballet resembles a hockey game, and the courtship of Ed by Tom, a gay professional hockey player.
THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Augustine Ripa
February 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2011; 8:00 p.m.
February 20; 2:00 p.m.
God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth vs Judas Iscariot. A cosmic courtroom drama set in downtown Purgatory, with testimony from Mary Magdalene, Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud, Satan, and more. (With a brief appearance by Jesus of Nazareth!) Was Judas Iscariot an evil traitor of his own free will, or a pawn in a game he could not control?
THE HIP HOP PROJECT: gEner8-tion Txt Created and performed by Lehigh students
Directed by Kashi Johnson
April 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2011; 8:00 p.m.
April 10; 2:00
Sometimes all you need is to be yourself.
The Hip Hop Project is an original Hip Hop theatre production guaranteed to stimulate the senses in a multi-cultural, mash-up of lyrical and visual talent, bursting with creativity, passion and energy. Lehigh students and professional artists collaborate to create a show that steps over cultural barriers as it blends spoken word, drama, music and movement in a unique celebration of urban culture.
BLACK BOX THEATER
#1 December 3-5 – AMERICAN BUFFALO, Directed by Adam Pittenger
#2 March 18-20 – TWO ROOMS, Directed by Marc Rein
#3 April 29-May 1 – THREE Degrees of Reality in THREE One-Act Plays, Directed by Theatre 144 students