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2019 - 2020 Season

 
Fusion Theatre  Wells Theater

  


September 20-21, 2019

FusionFest VI
A 24-Hour Play Festival

Starting at 7:30 pm Friday (lobby)
Performance Saturday 7:30 pm (in front of Fusion)

Donation suggested $5

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 VI – Monmouth College Department of Theatre’s sixth annual 24-hour play festival!

Here’s how it works:  At 7:30 PM on Friday, September 20, 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



November 21-24, 2019
A Child's Christmas in Wales
by Dylan Thomas
adapted by Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell

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

Tickets $9 $7 students & seniors; $6 MC ID

All your Christmases will live again in the magic of Dylan Thomas' poetic language. "I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or twelve days and twelve nights when I was six." Despite the fact that this is a Welsh Christmas and the music is also Welsh, Dylan Thomas has managed to universalize the very essence of Christmas as any child anywhere might perceive it. If the play has a plot it is the story of Christmas Day itself, from its quiet, magical beginning full of thrilling expectations to the end when the boy Dylan creeps up to the bed, replete with the joy of a perfect Christmas. The cast is flexible and the staging should be kept simple. Attempts at "realism" would undermine the child's-eye view. Vincent Dowling produced the premiere at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival where it became a held-over smash hit! This is Christmas just the way Christmas always should be.

directed by Todd Quick

Wells Theater


February 27-March 1, 2019
The Real Inspector Hound

by Tom Stoppard

7:30 pm Tues., Wed.

Tickets $9; $7 students & seniors; $6 MC ID

 

Attending the premiere of a new murder mystery, two feuding theatre critics soon find themselves inside the play-within-a-play and implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.

directed by Richard Eyre

Fusion Theatre


April 16-19, 2019
The Revolutionists

by Lauren Gunderson

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

Tickets $9; $7 students & seniors; $6 MC ID

 

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris.This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It's a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection...that ends in a song and a scaffold.

directed by Vanessa Campagna

Wells Theater


 

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