Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Elizabeth van den Berg
Based on classical myth, this classic comedy of manners tells the story of wily Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and her transformation into a "proper lady" at the hands of snobbish speech professor Henry Higgins. On a bet, Higgins takes Eliza in off the street and attempts to pass her off as a member of the upper class at a garden party. The end result produces a very ladylike Eliza, one with plans and feelings of her own. Shaw's comedy is as sharp and insightful today as it was when it first premiered in 1912.
October 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. In WMC Alumni Hall.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and the McDaniel College community.
Directed by Ron Miller
Playback is a form of improvisational theatre, created through the unique collaboration of performers and audience. An audience member tells a personal story, chooses actors to play the roles, then watches as the story is recreated as theatre. Playback theatre aspires to create a space where every voice might be heart and any story--ordinary or extraordinary--performed and witnessed. Playback performance requires spontaneity, sensitivity and skills in theatrical improvisation. Performers are members of a class in playback theatre in the Interactive Theatre focus area of the Theatre Arts Department at McDaniel College. Ron Miller teaches the class and directs the performance.
November 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. In WMC Alumni Hall.
The performances are free and open to the public.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Adapted and Directed by Ira Domser
Times are hard for young Jack and his mother, and, to make matters worse, Jack is tricked into selling his beloved cow Daisy for a few magic beans. But when those beans grow into a beanstalk, Jack meets an evil Giant and finds himself in a whole new realm of trouble, thrills, and adventure. Will Jack find the courage to battle the Giant? Will he find the strength to rescue the girl of his dreams? The only way to find out is to join us on this fun-filled holiday journey!
The whole family will love this pantomime, or "panto," the British winter musical-comedy theatre style that takes familiar fairy tales and injects a bit of Vaudeville sensibility, contemporary references and audience participation. The result is a raucous, noisy entertainment that's fun for everyone!
December 19, 20, and 21 at 7:00 p.m. and December 21 at 2:00 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and the McDaniel College community.