The Department of Theatre at Cornell College will present Caryl Churchill’s comedy Cloud 9 April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. in the Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre. Directed by Janeve West, Cloud 9 reveals the ties of colonial oppression and the bindings of post-colonial identities through cross-dressing, gender switching, and uproarious laughter.
Cornell College will present “Avenue Q” Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 and March 3 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre. The show follows recent college grad Princeton, his former child-actor landlord, his Internet-addicted neighbor, and the rest of his colorful friends as they cope with the struggles of romance, careers, personal identity, and the ongoing search for one’s purpose in life.
During the course “Theatre and the Arts in Chicago,” fifteen students enjoyed 20 professional productions in 20 days. Led by Cornell theatre professor Jim VanValen, the course also provided many opportunities to interact with theatre professionals.
Students preparing for the Broadway hit musical “Avenue Q” got a chance to learn puppetry from world-renowned expert Emily DeCola of the Puppet Kitchen in New York.
Cornell’s fine arts events for 2012-2013 include performances of the Tony Award winning Avenue Q, a variety of Luce Gallery shows honoring recently retired art professor Doug Hanson, the return of the female vocal ensemble Tapestry, and the annual holiday choral concert.
Cornell College is producing the Shakespearean classic “Romeo and Juliet” October 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 7:30 and October 21 at 2:00 pm in Kimmel Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors/students/youth and free with Cornell College ID.
Kayla Prestel enjoyed plenty of roles in the spotlight at Cornell. But her degree in theatrical entrepreneurship also gave her many experiences behind the scenes of theatre management.
The New York Times had kind words for a play co-written and co-starred in by Joseph Curnutte ’04. The review of “Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War” praises the play’s writing and calls Curnutte excellent in his role as radio host and voice actor.
The Cornell College theatre department is putting on “In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play),” a provocative Tony-nominated sex comedy on Feb. 17, 18 and 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
On Dec 13th, experience this holiday classic as if you were sitting in on a 1940′s recording studio. See 16 actors play over 60 characters and