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2018 - 2019 Season

 
Fusion Theatre  Wells Theater

 


September 7-8, 2018

FusionFest V
A 24-Hour Play Festival

Starting at 7:30 pm Friday
Performance Saturday 7:30 pm

Playbill

Video of Production

Press Release

What happens when entire plays are created, rehearsed, staged, and performed for an audience – all in the span of 24 hours? 

Just about anything.  And it’s a whole lot of fun to watch!

Welcome to FusionFest V – Monmouth College Department of Theatre’s fifth annual 24 hour play festival!

Here’s how it works:  At 7:30 PM on Friday, September 7, a group of playwrights will each randomly draw a team of actors, a director, and a random phrase.  The intrepid (and soon to be sleep-deprived) playwrights then have a mere 12 hours to write a short play featuring their actors and, at some point in the dialogue, their random phrase.  At 7:30 AM, the playwrights hand off their brand-new creations, and the director and actors then have until 7:30 PM to rehearse, stage, and memorize it all before performing before a live audience on Saturday night. 

Hilarity and hijinks are bound to ensue as part of this chaotic and exciting theatrical event! 

Fusion Theatre



October 25-28, 2018
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare

7:30 pm Thurs.-Sat.
2 pm-Sun.

Cast of Characters

 

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Video of Production

 

Press Release

With a royal wedding approaching in Athens, four lovers take refuge in the forest. There they become pawns in the fervant battle between Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairies. The antics of Oberon's servant Puck take the audience on an adventure of magic, mistaken identities and love.

directed by Todd Quick

Fusion Theatre


October 30-31, 2018
The Pitchfork Disney

by Philip Ridley

7:30 pm Tues., Wed.

Cast of Characters

 

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Press Release

 

The Pitchfork Disney marked the arrival of a new and disturbing brand of contemporary drama know as “in-yer-face.” Ridley’s dreamlike vision of a post-apocalyptic world will be certain to challenge and leave the audience unsettled. Very adult situations. Nobody under 16 will be admitted. This encore production will be staged in the Wells Theater for two performances only.

directed by Doug Rankin

Wells Theater


November 15-18, 2018
Almost Maine

by John Cariani

7:30 pm Thurs.-Sat.
2 pm-Sun.

Cast of Characters

Playbill

Photos of Production

WMOI Podcast

Press Release

Set in the remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine, this romantic comedy explores themes of love and loss. The action transpires in nine short plays, bookended with a Prologue and Epilogue.

directed by students in Principles of Directing

Fusion Theatre


February 21-24, 2019
The Wolves

by Sarah DeLappe

7:30 pm Thurs.-Sat.
2 pm-Sun.

 Tickets $8; $7 students & seniors; $6 MC ID

Cast of Characters

Playbill

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Set Design

1853 Podcast

Press Release

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A women’s indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors—or Wolves! Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves follows nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

directed by Doug Rankin

Wells Theater


April 11-14, 2019
Oliver!
by Lionel Bart

7:30 pm Thurs.-Sat.
2 pm-Sat.-Sun.

 Tickets $8; $7 students & seniors; $6 MC ID

 

Cast of Characters

Scene Design

Set in Victorian England, Oliver! follows a malnourished orphan boy who escapes a workhouse and flees to London. There, Oliver finds acceptance in Fagin’s gang of pickpockets, and later comes under the care of Mr. Brownlow. Throughout, Oliver yearns
to discover the true love of family. Oliver! is a co-production with the Buchanan Center for the Arts and the Monmouth College Department of Music.

directed and choreographed by Vanessa Campagna

Wells Theater


 

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