Forest Roberts Theatre 2014-15 Mainstage Season
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by David J. Swanson
Sept 30 - Oct.4; Oct. 7-11 in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre
About the Play:Wichita Community Theater chose A Paper Tiger in the Rain for a staged reading on March 17, 2013. A Paper Tiger in the Rain is also a semi-finalist for the Playwrights First Award at the National Art Club in New York City.
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Nov. 19-22 in the Forest Roberts Theatre
by Nina Raine
Feb. 10-21 in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre
Tribes follows Billy, a deaf man raised inside the fiercely politically incorrect cocoon of his parent’s house. He has adapted to his hearing family’s unconventional ways, but they’ve never bothered to return the favor. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood.
Little Shop of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Apr. 15-18 in the Forest Roberts Theatre
A gleefully gruesome musical spoof of the 1960 Roger Corman Film, this monster musical is about a hapless florist shop worker, Seymour, who offers his tender love and care to a plant that feeds on human blood. This plant, Audrey II, named after Seymour’s secret love, quickly becomes a fascinating attraction in neighborhood called Skid Row.
Studio Series 2014-15
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in the Forest Roberts Theatre
Directed by Marty Martello
By Mark Healy
Nov. 7-8 in the James A. .Panowski Black Box Theatre
Frederick Clegg appears to an unassuming gentleman, but his nondescript exterior belies a secret. He has abducted a girl he has loved from afar. He keeps her in his country house along with his butterfly collection. Is she going to be his last addition to his collection?
10 Minute Play Festival
Dec. 3-4 in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre
The students in the Directing Theory class will present a series of 10 minute plays. Different plays will be featured each night.
A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking
By John Ford Noonan
March 13-14 in the James A. .Panowski Black Box Theatre
Straight laced housewife Maude Mix is not prepared for her new Texan, eccentric neighbor Hannah Mae Bindler. Hannah Mae badgers Maude into friendship and the two eventually join forces against their errant and erring husbands.
NMU Dance Concert
March 29 in the Forest Roberts Theatre
Come see dance performances choreographed and performed by students and faculty of the NMU Dance Minor!