2018-2019 Olivet theatre season opening soon

Three dramas and a musical showcase the talents of Olivet students.

October 25, 2018 Arts & Music

When Olivet Nazarene University’s 2018-2019 theatre productions take the stage in Kresge Auditorium, audiences will be spellbound by the students’ gifts and talents. These productions provide not only entertainment, but also valuable learning opportunities.

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Productions for the 2018-2019 theatre season at Olivet 

All performances are on stage at Kresge Auditorium in Larsen Fine Arts Center.

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“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller
Directed by Professor Jerry Cohagan
Five performances: Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 and 7 p.m. 
“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-93. Appropriate for ages 12 and older.
Tickets available here.

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“All My Sons” by Arthur Miller
Student production directed by Helen Berdebes
Three performances: Friday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The Kellers, a post-war American family is in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love and loss. The play demands that its audience examine their own social responsibilities to all the sons of American wars.
Tickets available soon.

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“The Pirates of Penzance,” musical by Gilbert and Sullivan
Presented by Department of Theatre and School of Music
Directed by Professor Jerry Cohagan
Four performances: Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.; Friday, March 1, 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 2, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
This hilarious farce follows young Frederic, an orphan mistakenly apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates.
Tickets available soon.

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“Twelve Angry Jurors” by Reginald Rose
Student production directed by Mackenzie Mehaffey
Four performances: Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.; Friday, March 29, 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. Now, 12 jurors are in the jury room to consider his fate. Each juror reveals his or her character during the deliberations. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and anger arises. Appropriate for ages 12 and older.
Tickets available soon.

For all performances, tickets will be available online at olivet.edu/tickets and also at the door. For more information, call 815-928-5543 or email mjtrimby@olivet.edu. 

To learn more about Olivet’s theatre and music programs, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-648-1463 or admissions@olivet.edu.

Published: 10/25/2018

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