is a stage...Be a Player."
Two recent Wartburg Players productions were selected for the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival.
Anna in the Tropics
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10, 7:30 p.m.
In 1929, mechanization, the Great Depression, and the advent of cigarettes posed an economic threat to the cigar industry in Ybor City, Fla., the cigar capital of the world. Anna in the Tropics interweaves the economic conditions with a story of love and betrayal exacerbated by “el lector” (the reader), who is hired to read to the cigar factory workers. The play by Nilo Cruz won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
A Christmas Carol
Sunday, Dec. 9, Neumann Auditorium, 3 p.m.
In collaboration with the Wartburg Community Symphony.
Kiss Me Kate
Annual joint production with Wartburg Opera Workshop
Thursday- Saturday, Feb. 21-23
Neumann Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Considered by many to be Cole Porter’s Broadway musical masterpiece, Kiss Me Kate is the story of a divorced couple who star opposite each other in a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The opening performance of Kiss Me Kate will be held Feb. 2 in Central Performing Arts Center in DeWitt, Iowa.
Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18, 7:30 p.m.
With a title yet to be created, this event will expose the
audience to a series of diverse one-act or 10-minute plays.
NOTE: All productions are staged in the McCaskey Lyceum of the Saemann Student Center unless noted otherwise.
Information will be posted around campus regarding audition times and locations. If you have questions about auditions, e-mail Dr. William Earl or call him at ext. 8421.