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Season 2018-19

The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde (1895)
Directed by Professor David A. Miller
Performances October 31 through November 4, 2018
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3:00pm
Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St, in Downtown Bloomsburg

About the Play: Two clever bachelors, Algernon Moncrief and Jack Worthing, create double lives in a chaotic story of mistaken identity in The Importance of Being Earnest. In hopes of courting the enticing Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew, they each create an elegant ruse that unravels with hilarious consequences, particularly when Lady Bracknell enters the picture... This charming farce—a satire of Victorian life, is often regarded as Oscar Wilde's most beloved play.

MISS PRISM. No married man is ever attractive except to his wife.
CHASUBLE. And often, I’ve been told, not even to her.

Themes: Social expectations, Victorian England, farce, identity, half-truths, Bunburrying

Good Kids
By Naomi Iizuka (2015)
Directed by Dr. Carrie Winship
Performances February 27 through March 3, 2019
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3:00pm
Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St, in Downtown Bloomsburg
Tickets are Free to BU Students with ID, $6 for Adults, $4 for Students/Seniors
Tickets available in advance at the Haas Center for the Arts Box Office on the campus of Bloomsburg University or at the Door Starting One Hour Before Curtain

About the Play: Good Kids explores how a sexual assault at a high school party, documented and distributed on social media, shocks the student community and evokes surprisingly varied responses. The recollections and the rumors of the incident incite conflict between the “good kids” in the school community. When everyone has their own truth in the world of social media, can justice exist and what are the repercussions?

Content Warning: Sexual Assault, Underage Drinking, Bullying, Mature Language

MADISON. So why is it that every time some kid does something totally messed up, everybody’s like, ‘I don’t get it. He was such a good kid. Why?’

Themes: Truth, rumors, social media, sexual assault, ethics, appearances, consent culture, bullying

Art-ticulation: The Body and Voice Show
Student-driven Project Initiated by Brandon Leiphart
Thursday, March 21 & Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm
Temporary Theatre Laboratory (McCormick 2314) - Free Admission

Tales from the Nightmare City of R’lyeh
Student-driven Project Initiated by Chris Thorne
Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Mitrani Stage, Haas Center for the Performing Arts - Free Admission

9th Annual Dance Minor Concert
Choreographed by Students, Faculty and Guest Artists
Professor Julie Petry, Artistic Director
Performances Sunday, April 28 at 3:00pm
and Monday, April 29 at 7:30pm
K.S. Gross Auditorium in Carver Hall
Tickets are free.

The concert is inspired by a variety of topical themes and explores a vast array of exciting dance styles. The Dance Minor Concert blends student, faculty and staff talents as choreographers, dancers, lighting designers, costume designers, and sound designers.

Season 2019-20

Remembered
A play inspired by and performed in the Rosemont Cemetery
Produced by Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and featuring the writing and performing of Bloomsburg University students and faculty
October 17 through 20, 2019
Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg, PA

A collaboratively created theatrical experience in which the audience travels through the very cemetery that inspired the performance. A mixture of contemporary scenes and moments from the past, as well as a collage of researched facts and imagined moments about the living and the dead, the forgotten and the remembered.

“Will we be comforted to lay still near our loved ones? Will we miss the living? Will we know we’re dead? Where are the answers? Let’s seek them out. Together.”

Be More Chill
Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis, Book by Joe Tracz, Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini
October 31 through November 3, 2019
Alvina Krause Theatre, Downtown Bloomsburg, PA

Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about “The Squip” – a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk?

“Everything about you is going to be
Cool
And powerful
And popular
Incredible
And you will
Be More Chill.”

Everybody
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
February 26 through March 1, 2020
Alvina Krause Theatre, Downtown Bloomsburg, PA

Travel with Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living. This modern take on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman which features characters such as Love, Death, and Friendship, was a finalist for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2018.

“Was that a dream or was that a vision? Were you even asleep? Or are you really dying? Is this how Death comes to you? In a dream?”

10th Annual Dance Minor Concert
April 26 and 27, 2020
Mitrani Auditorium in the Haas Center for Performing Arts, Bloomsburg University

The Dance Minor Concert is inspired by a variety of topical themes and explores a vast array of exciting dance styles. The Concert blends student, faculty and staff talents as choreographers, dancers, lighting designers, costume designers, and sound designers.

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