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Theatre Season

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 Theres 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

In the topsy-turvy world of There’s an Ocean in Nebraska, adventures quickly move toward chaos. Seven-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

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

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.