Theatre Season

For more information or to reserve tickets, call the Visual, Performing and Communication Arts Department
at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 6932 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

 

 The Zoo Story and The Sandbox

THE ZOO STORY and THE SANDBOX
Two Short Plays by Edward Albee
Directed by Amy V. Fenton


October 24-26, 2014
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 p.m.
Sundays - 2 p.m.

Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room J-108)
$12 General Admission
$10 Students, Faculty/Staff and Seniors 
For more information, please contact Amy Fenton at amyfenton@triton.edu.
 

In The Zoo Story, a man sits peacefully reading on a sunny afternoon in Central Park. Soon, he is joined by a man who has been to the zoo. With provocative humor and unrelenting suspense, their simple conversation takes drastic turns.

In The Sandbox, Mommy and Daddy take Grandma to the beach, where they meet a young man doing his exercises. As this bright day becomes deep night, the afternoon’s darker purpose is revealed. Albee’s plays confront the struggles of isolation, loneliness, class difference, and the dangers of indifference, and still have the power to shock.

The Zoo Story and The Sandbox are presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

 

 Theres an Ocean in Nebraska

THERE’S AN OCEAN IN NEBRASKA
By Dana Lynn Formby
Directed by Amy V. Fenton

February 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room J-108)
$12 General Admission
$10 Students, Faculty/Staff and Seniors
Auditions: December 9 and 10, 2014, 7-9:30 p.m.
Callbacks: December 11, 2014, 7-9:30 p.m. (Invitation Only)

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Amy Fenton at amyfenton@triton.edu.
Auditions are open to Triton students, faculty, staff and community members.
 

In the topsy-turvy world of There’s an Ocean in Nebraska, adventures quickly move towards chaos. 7-year-old Queenie is on the run after stealing her new best friend Gus, the talking blowfish, from a pet store. Struggling actor Peter is desperate to perform while his mother haunts him with guilt. Samantha is trying to pull together her family which is spinning out of control. At the center of it all is Grace, a woman trying to find her way back home. By turns hallucinatory, hilarious, and deeply moving, this exciting new work by Chicago playwright Dana Lynn Formby takes us on an unexpected journey to the possibility of healing.

The Emerging Voices Project was created to contribute to the development of new work in the Chicago theatre scene and to bring opportunities to the Triton College community to work with professional playwrights. This season we are once again privileged to host a Resident Playwright from Chicago Dramatists, Chicago’s premiere play development company and the artistically-acclaimed home for writers working at the forefront of American theatre.

 

 Lend Me a Tenor

LEND ME A TENOR
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Kurt Naebig


May 1-3 and 7-10, 2015
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 p.m.
Sundays - 2 p.m.

Cox Auditorium - Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room J-108)
$12 General Admission
$10 Students, Faculty/Staff and Seniors
Auditions: February 10, 11 and 12, 2015, 7-9:30 p.m.
Callbacks: February 14, 2014, 7-9:30 p.m. (Invitation Only)

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Amy Fenton at amyfenton@triton.edu..
Auditions are open to Triton students, faculty, staff and community members.
 

September, 1934 - Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie. A sensation on Broadway, this award-winning, screwball comedy has been hailed as “hilariously over the top” (The Manchester Guardian) and “screamingly funny!” (CBS Radio).

Lend Me A Tenor is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York.