2011 - 2012 Productions
|The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
September 29-October 1
This dazzlingly comedy calls for the entirety of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed nearly verbatim onstage, but with a cast of four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. Our evening promises to be a blissfully funny show and a wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller at breakneck speed, and played for laughs all the way. Don't miss it this Homecoming!
Adapted by Barry Kornhauser
His wit is as sharp as his sword, the enormity of his talent, intellect and passion matched only by the enormity of his, well, nose. The uniquely endowed protagonist of Cyrano de Bergerac is given a fresh face in this poignant and playful paean to panache, written in rhyming couplets. Romance rules the day in award-winning playwright Barry Kornhauser's portrait of that enduring hero of imperfection and his classic love triangle with the exquisite Roxane and the handsome and earnest, but verbally challenged, Christian. A remarkable version of one of the greatest romances of all time!
|Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Music/Lyrics by Michael Friedman Book by Alex Timbers
Rolling Stone called it "the season's best musical" and audiences flocked to see it at the Public Theatre in New York. America's first political maverick. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States - who cares if he didn't have permission? An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation's founding rock stars, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. It also asks the question, is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot? [rights pending]
|Love’s Labor’s Lost
by William Shakespeare
April 19 – 22
Instinct wrestles intellect in an exuberant comedy about the passage to adulthood. In a zealous moment of idealism, the King of Navarre and his buddies turn to their books, swearing off less civilized pursuits—namely, girls. But when a high-spirited princess and her attendants show up, the young men find their pulse rates in the danger zone. Infatuation, adolescent pranks and playful confusion lead to more serious matters, revealing the cost of real love. Treat yourself to Shakespeare’s lively repartee in this world bursting with a sensuality that cannot be contained.
Student Directed Work – Panthera Productions
|Edges: A Song Cycle
by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
by Catherine Trieschmann
Awards & Accomplishments
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) 2012 (the one of the most for any college/university in Region V) including:
5 Meritorious Achievement Awards
- The Cast of See Rock City - Production Ensemble
- Robin McKercher ,The 39 Steps – Meritorious Award in Sound Design]
- Robin McKercher The 39 Steps – Meritorious Award in Direction
- Katie Leware, Cyrano – Meritorious Award in Stage Management
- Jimmy Reynolds & Lauren Soto, Cyrano – Meritorious Award in Prop Design
Irene Ryan Acting Competition
The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. The Irene Ryan Foundation awards 16 regional and two national scholarships annually.
Since 1972, the Irene Ryan Foundation of Encino, California, has awarded scholarships to the outstanding student performers at each regional festival. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the late Irene Ryan who is best remembered for her portrayal of the lovable and feisty 'Granny Clampett' in The Beverly Hillbillies.
- Allison Van Driel (w/ partner Patrick Conley) – Final Round of the Irene Ryan Acting Competition (top 16 out of 298 starting actors)
- 7 teams from Doane participated in the Irene Ryans
- Kim Williams – 1st place in the Barbizon Award in Lighting Design for Cyrano
- Jimmy Reynolds - won the Stagecraft Institute Award for Spinning Into Butter
- The 39 Steps – Best Scene of KCACTF Region V