2012-13 Performance Season
by William Shakespeare
Direction: Devon Allen
Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. —Casio, Othello 2.3.251-3
It can take a lifetime to earn a reputation but only a few well-placed whispers to destroy it. Shakespeare's compelling tragedy exposes how jealousy and envy fuel our desire to destroy the very thing we covet. Gossip, rumor and a stolen handkerchief lead to the brutal murder of innocnce in what is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
Preview: Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Performs: Friday – Sunday November 9 - 11, Fri-Sat at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2:00 p.m.; Wednesday - Saturday, November 14 - 17 at 7:30 in Lincoln Performance Hall
The Servant of Two Masters
By Carlo Goldoni
Adapted by Oded Gross & Tracy Young
Literal Translation by Beatrice Basso
Music & Additional Lyrics by Paul James Prendergast
Direction: Jessica Wallenfels, Guest Director
Scenic & Lighting Design: Daniel Meeker
Costume Design: Margaret Chapman
This incredibly silly play is a raucous, modernist take on an ancient theatrical style, Commedia dell’Arte, featuring ridiculous characters pursuing love and singing the occasional song. All the familiar favorites are here: the chintzy father, the boorish doctor, the mixed-up lovers and of course, one sexy servant. This high/lowbrow mashup is a fast-paced, stylized adventure that shows us the roots of clowning, Moliere and farce from a here-and-now point of view.
Preview: Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Performs: Friday-Sunday; March 1-3 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.)
Wednesday-Saturday, March 6-9 at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Performance Hall
Second Season: Play Reading Series - in the Lincoln Hall Studio Theatre
FREE and open to the Public
Limonade Tous les Jours by Charles Mee, directed by Lorraine Bahr
January 17-19, 7:30 p.m.
Comedy of Sorrows, directed by Tracy Cameron Francis
January 25. 7:30 p.m.
The Ugly One by Marius von Meyenburg directed by Kateřina Bohadlová
February, February 7, 8 & 9, 7:30 p.m.
FESTIVAL OF SHORT PLAYS
Directing II student projects in the Lincoln Studio Theatre
Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 14, both at 7:30 PM
Ludlow Fair by Lanford Wilson, directed by Haley Fluke
Women in Motion by Donald Margulies, directed by Sean Christopher Franson
Date with a Stranger by Cherie Vogelstein, directed by Heidi Sprecher
How I Learned to eat P**** by Kate Bishop, directed by Brittany Marshall
Wednesday, March 13 and Friday March 15, both at 7:30 PM
Throwing Smoke by Keith Reddin, directed by Sterling Merrill
WASP by Steve Martin, directed by Nate Patterson
Far Away (Act I) by Caryl Churchill, directed by Chris Bae
Saturday, March 16
Tuesday/Thursday set, 2 PM
Wednesday/Friday set, 5:30 PM
The Good Person of Setzuan
by Bertolt Brecht
Adapted by Tony Kushner
Direction: Julie Akers
Preview: Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Performs: Friday-Sunday, May 24-26 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.)
Wednesday-Saturday, May 29-June 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Performance Hall
Second Season: Play Reading Series
Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph directed by Amy Gonzalez
POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2013 in the Lincoln Studio Theatre
New Works Reading Series
Film and Theater students' dramatic writing projects in workshop performances,
May 28, 2013 in Lincoln Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., Free
Movement and Dance Performances
Movement Performance June 5 and 6 in Lincoln Studio Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Free
Dance Performance June 10 and 11 in Lincoln Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., Free
PSU BOX OFFICE: 503.725.3307
Ticket Prices for Mainstage Productions: Previews - $6.00, PSU Students $6.00 at the Door *General Admission - $12.00 * PSU Staff/Seniors/Students - $8.00 Ticket Prices for Studio Theatre: *$6.00, students $4.00 at the door (*Service Charge Applies)