Herakles | Written by Euripides, translated by Ann Carson, directed by Hugh Hanson Website
2016–2017 Theatre Season

2016–2017 Theatre Season

Herakles Poster

Classical Greek Threatre
Presents

Herakles

Translation by Anne Carson
Directed by Hugh Hanson

War is hell, but so is peace.

The Classical Greek Theatre Fesival’s production of Euripides’ Herakles is a captivating portrayal of the effects of war upon the psyche of a soldier returning from the battlefield struggling to reintegrate with society. Originally set in Ancient Greece, director Hugh Hanson translates this production in a modern post-Vietnam America with soldiers returning home from war only to struggle with the depths of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

September 2–3 and 9–10, 7:30 p.m.
Courage Theatre at Westminster College
$15 Adult, $7 Student
Free for Westminster staff and faculty

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Bellwether Poster

Westminster Players
Presents

Bellwether

by Steve Yockey
Directed by Mark Fossen

Bellwether is a nice neighborhood. A neighborhood where bad things just don’t happen. Everything is quiet and as it should be, until young Amy Daft goes missing. A frantic search is conducted and speculation mounts. Who took her? Are her parents to blame? What are they hiding? Amidst the swirls of rumors, hearsay, and accusations, the haunting underbelly of this quaint neighborhood is revealed.

October 13–15, 7:30 p.m.
October 27, 8:30 p.m.
October 28–29, 7:30 p.m.
Dumke Blackbox Theatre
$10/free for Westminster students, staff, and faculty

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Two Gentlemen of Verona Poster

Westminster Players
Presents

Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jared Larkin

Director Jared Larkin creates a new and intriguing interpretation of this bitter love rivalry. Two friends, Valentine and Proteus, are separated when Valentine leaves for an adventurous life in Milan while Proteus stays in Verona in an attempt to win over Julia. Upon being rejected, Proteus travels to Milan to find Valentine lovestruck by the Silvia, the Duke’s daughter. Proteus, also smitten by Silvia, betrays Valentine for the favor of the Duke. Paths and fates are dramatically crossed in this Shakespearean comedy, widely considered to be his first play, exploring friendship, betrayal and love.

November 10–12 and 17–19, 7:30 p.m.
Courage Theatre
$10/free for Westminster students, staff, and faculty

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Luna Gale Poster

Westminster Players
Presents

Luna Gale

by Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Jared Larkin

Caroline, a veteran social worker, thinks she has a typical case on her hands when she meets Peter and Karlie, two teenage drug addicts accused of neglecting their baby. But when she places their infant daughter in the care of Karlie’s mother, Caroline sparks a family conflict that exposes a shadowy, secretive past—and forces her to make a risky decision with potentially disastrous consequences. Powerful and arresting, Luna Gale is a heartbreaking and unforgettable tale of love and betrayal.

March 2–4 and 9–11
Dumke Blackbox Theatre
$10/free for Westminster students, staff, and faculty

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Blithe Spirit Poster

Westminster Players
Presents

Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward
Directed by Melanie Nelson

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine who is out to disprove and ridicule the mystic arts at a dinner party. He invites “happy medium,” Madame Arcati, to perform her séances for his wife and dinner guests to no effect, ultimately debunking the pseudoscience as tomfoolery. That is, until Charles and his wife is visited by the ghost of Elvira, Charles’ deceased first wife. Worldly and otherworldly personalities clash in the spirited comedy!

April 6–7 and 13–15
Courage Theatre
$10/free for Westminster students, staff, and faculty

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