By Alan Ball
February 21-25, 27 7:30 p.m.
Fishback Studio Theatre
Matinee: February 26 2:00 p.m.
During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.
An irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing. "…[a] wonderfully entertaining play…" —NY Post. "FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS is a fresh-as-a-daisy comedy, funny as can be…" —NY Daily News. "Ball has the comic writer's requisite talent for dialogue that ricochets snappily around the stage." —TheaterWeek.
Dance minors from SDSU, along with dance students and instructors from the community, will present student and faculty choreography in concert. The collaboration of university and community talent represents efforts in building dance education efforts in the community, state, and region.
March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Matinee: March 19, 2:00 p.m.
By Luigi Pirandello
April 19-22, 7:30 p.m.
Matinee: April 23, 2:00 p.m.
Luigi Pirandello's masterpiece, "Six Characters in Search of an Author", presents the playwright's views about the isolation of the individual from society and from himself. This play within a play chronicles six characters as they an author to tell their story, and to present their real lives on stage. But do their realities make better tales than fiction?
By Geoffrey Nauffts
October 12-15, 7:30 p.m.
Fishback Studio Theatre
Matinee: October 16 2:00 p.m.
Geoffrey Nauffts' NEXT FALL takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play's central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, NEXT FALL goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to "believe" and what it might cost us not to.
"The funniest heartbreaker in town! NEXT FALL embodies something theatergoers have been sorely missing, perhaps without knowing it, for years. A smart, sensitive, immensely appealing and utterly contemporary New York comedy." —NY Times. "Five Stars. The best new American play of the Broadway season, NEXT FALL leaves you thinking about rapture and rupture. If you go, which you should, be prepared to laugh some, perhaps to cry some, and then to rise in appreciation." —Time Out NY. "Compassionate, laugh-filled and enormously entertaining. Geoffrey Nauffts invests the play with a generosity that doesn't prejudge, embracing both the virtues and foibles of his characters. And that inclusion makes NEXT FALL an even richer experience." —Associated Press. "A daring new drama." —Entertainment Weekly. "Deeply moving and surprisingly funny. Geoffrey Nauffts reveals a talent for sharp comic dialogue. He draws all his characters with surprising depth." —Hollywood Reporter.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent
November 30 - December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Matinee: December 4, 2:00 p.m.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.
The 18th annual A Christmas Celebration tells the story of Jesus' birth through the combined artistry of dance, narration, and music. With talented artistic expression from the Exaltation! Dance and Choral Company, this wonderful event has already become an annual favorite in Brookings.
The Exaltation! Dance and Choral Company is a collaborative of dancers, choral musicians, actors, and technicians including SDSU faculty, alumni, students and individuals from the community and region. The proceeds from all their events, benefit local individuals or community organizations in need.
December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Matinee: December 11, 2:00 p.m.