2010-2011 FTT Theatre Season

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Donald Carrier

Decio Mainstage Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 7:30 PM
Wed, April 6, 2011, 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 7:30 PM
Friday, April 8, 2011, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 9, 2011, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 10, 2011, 2:30 PM

Love might make the world go ‘round, but Shakespeare never promises it will be an easy ride! Two young men travel to Milan, fall in love with the same woman, and so begins a tale of friendship and romance in one of the Bard’s earliest and most lyrical comedies. Our story continues with witty servants, outlaw kings, disguised maidens, and one very ill-behaved dog as the two gentlemen seek to the win the hand of the fairest woman in the land. Join us for this first-ever collaboration between FTT and the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.

Proof

By David Auburn
Directed by Cheryl Turski

Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:30 PM
Friday, February 18, 2011, 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 19, 2011, 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2011, 2:30 PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 7:30 PM
Wed, February 23, 2011, 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 7:30 PM
Friday, February 25, 2011, 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 26, 2011, 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 27, 2011, 2:30 PM

While David Auburn's Proof is most certainly about mathematics, at its core it is about people. Of its 2000 premiere John Simon wrote: "All four (characters) - whether loving, hating, encouraging or impeding one another - are intensely alive, complex, funny, human." This cerebral mystery approaches issues such as what the link may be between genius and madness and whether either or both can be inherited. It is a story about human relationships, suggesting that developing trust and love can be difficult, and just as uncertain, as establishing the truth of a mathematical proof.

Boy Gets Girl

By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Siiri Scott

Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 12, 2010, 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 14, 2010, 2:30 PM
Sunday, November 14, 2010, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 7:30 PM
Wed, November 17, 2010, 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 19, 2010, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 21, 2010, 2:30 PM

Reporter Theresa Bedell has built a successful life in the city. Finding time for a relationship is hard and gets even harder after she agrees to a blind date with a friend of a friend. Tony is attractive and funny but after a second date Theresa decides not to continue the relationship. Tony thinks otherwise and Theresa very quickly finds herself in a very uncomfortable role. Ultimately she must figure out how to fight back and reclaim a version of her former life or face being erased by Tony’s actions. This 2000 premiere from Rebecca Gilman calls into question assumptions at the heart of romantic pursuit.

"Originally produced by the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, on March 13, 2000, Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Roche Shculfer, Executive Director." "Originally produced in New York City by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove, Executive Producer, in association with the Goodman Theatre on February 20, 2001."

The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)

By Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, with additional material by Matthew Croke

Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 7:30 PM
Friday, October 1, 2010, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 3, 2010, 2:30 PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:30 PM
Friday, October 8, 2010, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 10, 2010, 2:30 PM

In the spirit of The Complete Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged), the 1998 play: The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) is an irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to the final judgment. Nothing is sacred as the cultural guerrillas tackle such great theological questions as did Adam and Eve have navels, and did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? This production puts the fun back in fundamentalism with a madcap trip through old time religion. Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Purple People Eater, you will be tickled by this play. Remember… Someone is watching.

ND Playwrights Now!

May 3, 2011, 7:30 PM
Philbin Studio Theatre

Come enjoy an evening of scenes written by your very own ND classmates! Students in FTT's Playwriting class, taught by Anne Garcia-Romero, are creating original work for the stage during the Spring 2011 semester. Through weekly writing exercises, collaborative discussions and scene workshops, the students have been developing their unique voices as writers for the theatre. The playwrights will present original scenes that will be read by ND students.

Playwrights include Brenna Carlson, Sarah Grothaus, Robert Jenista, Kevin Murphy, Daniel Moore, Charles O’Leary, Iraisa Ann Reilly, Kurt Riester, Rachel Washington and Emily Yates.

Directing Finals

April 28-30, 2011, 7:30 PM
Philbin Studio Theatre

Students from the Directing: Process class will present original pieces and published dramatic literature. There will be 3 different performances each night. In partial fulfillment of FTT 31006 Directing: Process course requirements.