An original, devised, loose adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1948 dystopian novel which examines a post-apocalyptic world. Employing surreal imagery of a satirized human society incapable of holding on to decency, the production is dark and provocative. And yet infused with an entertaining, comic cruelty, APE/ESSENCE, which has also been entered into the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival in the U.S., reflects the global anxiety of what kind of future we might be facing when power and purpose are appropriated by those for whom reality and fact are manipulated or even disposed. Adaptation by Shawn Clerkin, Alaina Manchester, Jacki Vadney, and Company. (Recommended for ages 16+.)
Venue 45 - 4 AUGUST-15:45 [16:55], 5 AUGUST - 21:45 [22:55], 8 AUGUST - 13:45 [14:55], 9 AUGUST - 17:45 [18:55]MORE INFO
SFA student Bobby Britton’s semi-autobiographical play leads us on a young man’s journey to discover his personal truth in a conservative Texas town. Blending honest dialogue, contemporary songs, and powerful movement, this ensemble-driven piece takes on issues of identity and acceptance in the Bible belt. As the play moves through moments of intense despair and transcendent joy, performers use their bodies and voices to create the world of small town America, exploring the realities of feeling alone in the lone star state. The play is intended for mature audiences. (Recommended for ages 16+.)
Venue 45 - 4 AUGUST - 13:50 [15:00], 7 AUGUST - 19:30 [20:40], 8 AUGUST - 15:50 [17:00], 9 AUGUST - 21:50 [23:00]MORE INFO
BIG BROTHER HAMLET takes the subject of the “All Powerful” found in Shakespeare’s script – The King, The Ghost, The Church - and connects them with one of today’s most “All Powerful” entities - surveillance technology. Set in the rising ocean waters of 2036, the kingdom of Denmark is destabilized by corrupt leadership; and surveillance technology gives the illusion of control. A chorus of Hooded Watchers serve as instruments of the state projecting imagery that lends the play its appearance of facts, evidence and knowledge. Body scanners, drones, and blades merge in this generational conflict as young Hamlet fights to know the difference between information and truth. Shakespeare adaptation by Chris Beach. (Recommended for ages 12+.)
Triplex - 5 AUGUST - 13:15 [14:45], 6 AUGUST - 13:15 [14:45], 7 AUGUST - 13:15 [14:45], 9 AUGUST - 13:15 [14:45]MORE INFO
The Curious Savage is a timeless American comedy about sanity, family and money. Laughter, love and discovery abound in the quirky world of Mrs. Savage.
Venue 45 - 4 AUGUST - 11:45 [13:15], 5 AUGUST - 19:45 [21:15], 7 AUGUST - 21:10 [22:40], 9 AUGUST - 15:45 [17:15]MORE INFO