The Theatre program at Eastern has announced its fall 2013-spring 2014 Harry Hope Theatre performance schedule. The first production of the season, "Dancing At Lughnasa," written by Brian Friel and directed by J. J. Cobb, will run Oct. 10-13 and Oct. 15-16, 2013. Showings are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m. and Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. All shows are in the Harry Hope Theatre.
"Dancing At Lughnasa" is set in County Donegal in 1936, and explores five sisters at a crossroads in their lives," said Performing Arts Department chair David Pellegrini. "Through humor, colorful dialogue and beautifully-drawn characterizations, this Tony Award-winning play delves into the bonds of sisterhood, faith and social change in Ireland between the two world wars."
"The Skin of Our Teeth," written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Jerry Winters, will run Nov. 19-24, 2013. Showings are Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Harry Hope Theatre. "'The Skin of Our Teeth' is an American classic by Thornton Wilder, who also penned 'Our Town' and won Pulitzer Prizes for both," said Pellegrini.
"Prelude to a Kiss," written by Craig Lucas and directed by Gloria Trombley, guest director and part-time faculty member, will open the spring 2014 season and will run Feb. 27-March 2 and March 4-5. Showings are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. and Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., all in the Harry Hope Theatre.
The Harry Hope Theatre season concludes with the bi-annual "Directors' Showcase of International One-Acts," written by globally acclaimed playwrights and directed by the Theatre program's most advanced directing students, which will run April 24-27 (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m.). Please stay tuned for more details regarding this production.
Tickets for Harry Hope Theatre shows are $5 for students and groups of 10 or more; $10 for Eastern faculty, staff and senior citizens; and $12 for the general public. For reservations, please call the Box Office at (860) 465-5123.