The Catholic University of America

Hartke Theatre 2015-2016 Season


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Selma ’65
A Play by Catherine Filloux
Conceived by Catherine Filloux and Marietta Hedges
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge 

In remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Selma voting rights march, award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux brings to life the interconnected stories of Viola Liuzzo, white civil rights activist, and Tommy Rowe, FBI informant, undercover with the Ku Klux The show features CUAdrama faculty Marietta Hedges, head of the M.F.A. Acting Program, and Eleanor Holdridge, head of the M.F.A. Directing Program.
 
Post-show discussions follow each performance featuring civil rights activists, artists, and historians.
 
September 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. 
September 26 and 27 at 2 p.m.
 

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Big Love
By Charles L. Mee
Directed by Randy Baker 

Fifty brides seek refuge from their 50 grooms, doing whatever it takes to stop the wedding. Seeking asylum in a beautiful Italian villa, they experience threats of suicide, pacts of murderous revenge, and maybe — accidentally — acts of love. Charles Mee’s explosive and poetic retelling of the world’s oldest play — Aeschylus’s The Supplicants — is equal parts comedy and tragedy, exploring themes of sex, revenge, and justice. And cake. Lots and lots of cake.
 
November 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
November 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. 
 

  

Legacy Street
By Lauren Jane Redmond, M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Directed by Mark Routhier 

Part of CUAdrama’s M.F.A. Playwriting Repertory
 
Following the takedown of a local drug lord, the inhabitants of Legacy Street struggle to hold on to what little they have left. A play about the human desperation for permanence and the unsung stories of our cities.
 
February 12, 18, and 20 at 7:30 p.m.
February 13 and 21 at 2 p.m.

 

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Br’er Cotton
By Tearrance Chisholm, M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Directed by Thembi Duncan
 
Part of CUAdrama’s M.F.A. Playwriting Repertory
 
Everyone in Ruffrino’s life is content to live in the shadows of paradise, but he is young, gifted, and militant and can no longer stand to have heaven’s gate just beyond his reach. He’s out to save the world, wake up the zombies, and prove by any means necessary that Black Lives Matter.
 
Feburary 13, 17, and 19 at 7:30 p.m.
February 14 and 20 at 2 p.m.
 
 
 

Pride and Prejudice
Adapted by Jon Jory
Directed by Joseph Ritsch 

At more than 200 years old Pride and Prejudice couldn’t feel more modern in Jon Jory’s fast-paced and highly entertaining theatrical adaption of Jane Austen’s famous tale of social class and moral virtue. Considered one of the most popular pieces of literature worldwide, the story of the Bennet sisters leaps off the stage and into the hearts of audiences with Jory’s keen and clever reworking of this romantic comedy of manners. Whether a newcomer to the work or a devoted Austen aficionado, you are sure to delight in this clearly crafted adaptation of considerable wit.
 
April 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m.

April 23 and 24 at 2 p.m 

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PERFORMANCE TIMES:

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

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