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Calvin College Theatre Kicks Off a Psychedelic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

MidsummerNightsDreamA Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare

Overview: The year is 1968. A psychedelic world, fit for the midnight exploits of two pairs of young lovers, exploding in magic fairy dust and “flower power” serves as the backdrop for this classic Shakespeare comedy. The “Rude Mechanicals” have formed a rock and roll band and play groovy music for the Duke and the young lovers. All the guests will be invited to sing and dance along. Join us for the weddings and the reception!

Directed by Stephanie L. Sandberg
Original music by David Fuentes
Gezon Auditorium
April 10-12, 24-26, 2014 at 7:30pm
April 29-30, 2014 at 10:00am (High school matinees)

More information can be found at Calvin Theatre Company’s website.

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This Weekend: “Into the Woods” by Calvin Theatre

Into the woodsInto the Woods 
by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Overview: “Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack (of beanstalk fame) and Little Red Riding Hood and her Wolf are treated as contemporary types, working their way through an enchanted forest to a state of grown-up disenchantment, while feeling the oppositional tugs of homebound comfort and on-the-road adventures. The relationship between the central characters of the Baker and his Wife is a classic Sondheim portrait of marital restlessness.” (Ben Brantley, NY Times)

Directed by Debra L. Freeberg
Musical Direction by Charsie R. Sawyer
In conjunction with the Calvin Music Department
Gezon Auditorium
February 6-8, 13-15, 2014, at 7:30pm

Get more information on tickets at Calvin Theatre Company’s website

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“An Ideal Husband” at Calvin College

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From Calvin Theatre Company’s Facebook page:

Buy your tickets today for Calvin Theatre Company’s fall production: An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde!

Overview: “Neither pure nor simple. . . .Love, truth, integrity.” After all, “It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love.” (Oscar Wilde)

In one of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpieces, the game of power and love is played out in private parlors with wit and style. The story dynamically surrounds blackmail, deceit, and political corruption. As the struggle between public and private honor comes to a head, our characters discover whether the sins of their past will overwhelm them or make them stronger.

Directed by Debra L. Freeberg
Gezon Auditorium
November 7-9, 14-16, 2013 at 7:30pm

Purchased in advance:
Thursday performances: $9.00
Friday/Saturday performances: $10.00
All Students: $5.00

Purchased at the door:
Thursday performances: $14.00
Friday/Saturday performances: $15.00
All Students: $8.00


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Antigone at Calvin College Opens Nov. 3rd

From the Calvin Theatre Company’s Facebook page:


Written by: Sophocles,
New translation by: U. S. Dhuga
Directed by: Michael Page

Though produced first around 442 B.C., Antigone is chronologically the third of the Theban trilogy, which is completed by Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. This specially commissioned new translation by Calvin classics professor U. S. Dhuga will be the first production of a Greek play by the Calvin Theatre Company in almost 20 years. Come and Experience the power–and the relevance–of one of the greatest plays ever written which asks the age-old question: “Can the moral duty of the individual and the moral duty of the state be reconciled?”

Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, disobeys the orders of Creon, king of Thebes, who forbids the burial of her brother Polyneices, a traitor to the city. After Antigone buries Polyneices, Creon condemns her to death and has her buried alive in a cave. Though warned by the prophet Tiresias, Creon sticks to his decree. Creon eventually yields and decides to free Antigone but he arrives at the cave too late — Antigone has hanged herself and is already dead. Creon’s son, Haemon, who had been engaged to marry Antigone, is enraged at his father and, failing to kill him, kills himself. Creon’s wife, Eurydice upon finding out that her son is dead also kills herself and curses Creon. Creon is left at the end of the play realizing his inflexibility and refusal to compromise has cost him his family and everything he holds dear.

Performance Information:

November 3-5 and 10-12, 2011 7:30PM
Calvin Gezon Auditorium
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI

More information can be found at the Calvin Theatre Company Website.

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“Hamlet” at Calvin College Opens Tonight!

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