2013-14 Theatre Arts Schedule
October 10-13, 2013
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
A group of actors, musicians, and theatre backers get together for an audition in the country, which is interrupted by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher” who has already killed three chorus girls in their most recent production. Mayhem ensues in this send-up of the murder mystery genre. Curtain times for this show: Thursday and Friday: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 2:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:30 p.m.
November 29 - December 1
CMU will partner with Talking Horse, with performances at their new venue in Columbia
Almost, Maine by John Cariani: On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Student Directed One-Acts
CMU Theatre Arts majors present a full slate of one-act plays to develop their directing skills in realistic theatre.
February 27 - March 2
Guest Director and famed Story Theatre innovator Carol Sills will work with CMU students to create their own production of a classic tale or myth yet to be selected.
April 24-27, 2014
Blue Window by Craig Lucas
A long running Off-Broadway hit by the author of Reckless and Prelude to a Kiss, Blue Window is set before, during, and after a Manhattan dinner party thrown by Libby for her apartment house neighbors, including a narcissistic actor, a parachute instructor, an aspiring songwriter, a secretary, and a lesbian couple. As Libby nervously prepares for the party, she keeps insisting that she's not ready...that it's too soon. We find out more as the evening progresses.
Thursday - Saturday house opens at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30.
Sunday Matinee house opens at 1:00 p.m. and the show begins at 1:30 p.m.
Please see the ticket information page for more details