The Catholic University of America

Hartke Theatre 2014-2015 Season


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King Oedipus Zeus to Deus
By Sophocles
Adapted by William Butler Yeats
Directed by Orion D. Jones, MFA Directing Candidate
This new production of Sophocles’ most famous play about the rise and fall of King Oedipus, translated by W.B. Yeats, tells the story of a man’s ambition to learn a truth that may condemn his own life but save his realm. As the play progresses, it also explores the emergence of Christianity and its roots in Greek polytheism, provoking questions of reason and faith.
October 9th, 10th, and 11th at 7:30pm
October 11th and 12th at 2pm



La Perdida SOLD-OUT
Book and Lyrics by Kathleen Cahill
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Directed by Elena Velasco, MFA Directing Candidate 

Set in pre-Revolutionary Mexico, where powerful Dons ruled like Kings, Shakespeare’s passionate drama about love, jealousy and redemption is retold in the Latino style of magical realism. A full-length musical, inspired by traditional Mexican folk music, the story enchantingly unfolds through song, words, and dance.
November 20th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:30pm
November 22nd and 23rd at 2pm

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Conversations I’ve Never Had
By Kathleen Burke, MFA Playwriting Candidate
Directed by Mary Resing
Part of CUAdrama’s MFA Playwriting Repertory
Newlyweds Ruth and Brad’s seemingly happy life is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger from Ruth’s past. With the help of Ruth’s sister, the couple endeavor to find a way to save their marriage and each other.
February 14th, 18th, and 20th at 7:30pm
February 15th and 21st at 2pm

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DC Metro Theater Arts Review of Conversations I've Never Had

...brilliant, poignant, and funny...I am a regular audience member of Catholic University's theatre productions, and this is one of my favorite productions.

The Mage Knights of Eternal Light
By Amanda Zeitler, MFA Playwriting Candidate
Directed by Kate Bryer
Part of CUAdrama’s MFA Playwriting Repertory
After the premature death of her father, the power of young Dawn’s grief gives physical life to fantasy characters, both heroes and villains, from her dad’s favorite book. Dawn’s already crumbling relationship with her family and friends is tested further by emergence and ensuing conflict between these make-believe-made-real characters.
February 13th, 19th, and 21st at 7:30pm
February 14th and 22nd at 2pm


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DC Metro Theater Arts Review of The Mage Knights of Eternal Light

Catholic University does a stellar job, and Zeitler’s homage to the genre she clearly loves so much is a touching and entertaining piece of theater.




The Revolutionists
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
April 23-26, 2015
This new work by award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women, a playwright, an assassin, a free woman of color, and a former queen who lived very boldly in France during the French Revolution. This grand, dark comedy about violence and legacy, terrorism and feminism follows these heroines as they try not to lose their minds and their heads amid the insanity of the Reign of Terror.
April 23rd, 24th, and 25th at 7:30pm
April 25th and 26th at 2pm


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Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
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TICKETS:$15 adult/full price; $10 senior citizens, CUA alumni, faculty, and staff;
$5 students

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