Department of Theatre

1992 - 1993 Theatre Season

1992 - 1993 Theatre Season

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Written by Tom Stoppard.

This play is about two minor characters form Shakespeare's Hamlet. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are requested by the new king to discover the source of Hamlet's malaise, but it is unsure if they will be able to do so. The men have no control over their destiny and this play examines their fate.

 

Hair

Written by Gerome Ragni, James Rado.
Music by Galt MacDermot.
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni, James Rado.
Directed by Jean Brody.

Hair tells the story of Vietnam-era youths awkwardly but exuberantly creating their own rite of passage through the confusion around them. Among them are Claude and Berger; a pair of friends battling against Claude's draft notice, and Sheila, who is in love with both of them, but her politically-active lifestyle leaves her little time to act on her feelings. Ultimately, Claude decides that the hippie life isn't for him and goes to Vietnam. With themes of alienation and civil disobedience Hair illustrates the '60s generation's search for meaning through various "be-ins," "love-ins" and protests.

 

 

THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT

Written by Jean Giraudoux.
Directed by Dinah Leavitt.

An optimistic play that was conceived at a desperate time in Giraudoux's life -- the German occupation of France. Its premise is that the "little people" can make a difference and that the pure in heart will inherit the earth -- if only for a moment in time. Thought Giraudoux's world was devastated by the malignancy of World War II, he did not give up hope that sanity -- or at least a benign madness -- would ultimately prevail. Our production invites you to share this hope, as it shines through the play's colorful facade of fantasy and satire.

Set & technical direction by Peter Winter.