Trumbull Theatre Productions
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Kent State University at Trumbull Theatre
Under the direction and guidance of Dr. Daniel Nadon, the Kent State Trumbull Theatre produces many show and performances that generate rave reviews from local critics as well as the general public. The shows are usually performed by theatre students, but sometimes include outside talent.
The Kent State Trumbull Theatre presents four productions annually throughout the university season (September-May) and three more as part of the Summer Stock program (May-August), which includes an active youth theatre component. In addition, they offer coursework in acting, directing, playwriting, script analysis, multicultural theatre as well as performance and technical practicum.
The Kent State Trumbull Theatre is located across from the library and students are offered free or reduced admission to encourage attendance at all productions.
2012-13 Kent Trumbull Theatre Schedule
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Jim Canacci
October 12-14 & 19-21
Two young gentlemen living in 1890's England have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack Worthing has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind to visit the ravishing Gwendolyn. Algernon Montcrieff decided to take the name "Earnest" when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily at the country manor. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered, thereby threatening to spoil their romantic pursuits.
A Christmas Carol
By Paul Kimpel
Directed by Patricia M. Fagan
December 7-9 & 14-16
Focusing on Dickens' powerful language, humor and warmth, this charming version written by the late local playwright Paul Kimpel, simply and directly tells the story of the redemption of a human soul. The play follows the ever-powerful story of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous human being. With traditional carols and English folk tunes creating the proper atmosphere, the world of Scrooge, Fezziwig and Tiny Tim comes alive, igniting the holiday spirit for young and old alike.
The Romeo and Juliet War
By Michael Dempsey
Directed by Daniel-Raymond Nadon
March 15-17 & 22-24
This production tells the story of two local theatre companies who are simultaneously performing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The directors of the two companies refuse to move the dates of their productions; one which is traditional and the other which is described as avant-garde, and as a result, the Romeo and Juliet War is on. This locally written play is full of hilarious characters, farcical situations, hijinks, one-liners and of course, romance.
The Conley Plays
By Willy Conley
Directed by Dawn Brazofsky
This production explores various aspects of the contrast/conflict of deaf and hearing cultures. It includes a few of Conley's short plays and will merge deaf and hearing theatre styles.
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