Fall 2005 MFA Productions

Life During Wartime

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Life During Wartime
Written and Directed by Keith Reddin
OCTOBER 20-23, 2005 8:00 PM

A darkly comic love story depicting contemporary American life through the eyes of an eager young sales rep who sells state-of-the-art security systems. Here’s the ingenious part – if the client doesn’t bite, the company can arrange a little “accident” to help cinch the deal. Luckily, 16th century Christian thinker John Calvin is around to keep the peace!

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker
Written by William Gibson
Directed by Elinor Renfield
NOVEMBER 3-6, 2005 8:00 PM.

This stirring dramatization of the story of Helen Keller is one of the most successful and warmly admired plays of the modern stage. Helen, blind and mute, trapped in her secret world, is bitter, violent, spoiled and almost animal like. Her newest teacher, Annie Sullivan, realizes that there is a mind waiting to be rescued from that dark, tortured silence and her success with Helen comes only after some of the most turbulent, violent and emotion packed scenes ever presented on the stage. Award-winning director Arthur Penn, who directed the original production on Broadway as well as the film, will serve as an artistic consultant on the production.

The Price of Pearls

The Price of Pearls and Other Stories
Freely adapted from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales
Adapted and Directed by Erica Schmidt
DECEMBER 15-18, 2005 8:00 PM

Eight stories, acted by 15 players, about life, loss, marriage, divine intervention, beheadings, bathtubs, and pearls. This unique theater piece struggles with the inconsistency and the variety of human behavior, laughing most of the way to our common grave.

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