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2022-2023 PERFORMANCE SEASON

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Oedipus The King

Directed by Bob McGrath
Written by Sophocles; Translated by Brian Doerries
Fine Arts Instructional Center’s Proscenium Theater
October 11 – 16, 2022


Sophocles’ Oedipus the King tells the story of an overconfident ruler during the time of a great plague, who refuses to listen to trusted advisors, ignores prophecy, and—after launching an investigation—discovers that he is the source of the contagion that is ravaging his people and his land. Upon uncovering the truth about himself and his role in the disaster, the king loses nearly everything—his crown, his wife, his power, his country, his honor—and wanders off into exile, a fate worse than death in ancient Greece. Oedipus the King is a timeless story about leadership, accountability, and the challenges faced by citizens and elected officials during pandemics and plagues.

“Oedipus The King” will be presented in the Fine Arts Instructional Proscenium Theater from October 11 through October 16, 2022. Times and ticket information to be announced.

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Acting is Believing

Conceived, directed, and adapted by Brian Day and David Pellegrini 
Fine Arts Instructional Center’s Proscenium & Studio Theater
December 1 – 4, 2022

An intermedial, bilingual production based on Lo fingido verdadero by Lope de Vega 
Two audiences arrive: one starts at the Proscenium Theatre, the other at the Del Monte Studio. Both see the same performance, but through two different lenses: theater and film, created and transmitted live. Cut.  Then the audiences switch venues, and a single story creates two worlds. Acting is Believing reveals new possibilities in storytelling and performance, casting audience members as active participants in interpreting what's real and what's make-believe.

“Acting is Believing” will be presented in the Fine Arts Instructional Center's Proscenium & Studio Theater from December 1 through December 4, 2022. Times and ticket information to be announced.

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The Nether

Directed by Kristen Morgan
Written by Jennifer Haley
Fine Arts Instructional Center’s Studio Theater
February 28 – March 5, 2023

The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity, and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both a serpentine crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams.
 
“The Nether” will be presented in the Fine Arts Instructional Center’s Studio Theater from February 28 through March 5, 2023. Times and ticket information to be announced.
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Legally Blonde: The Musical

Directed by DeRon S. Williams
Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin & book by Heather Hach
Fine Arts Instructional Center’s Proscenium Theater
April 20 – 23; 27 – 30, 2023 
 
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
 
“Legally Blonde: The Musical” will be presented in the Fine Arts Instructional Center’s Proscenium Theater from April 20 through April 23 & April 27 through April 30, 2023. Times and ticket information to be announced.
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