The Catholic University of America

Hartke Theatre 2017-2018 Season


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Futureproof 

by Lynda Radley
Directed by Carl Boles-Randolph, M.FA. Directing Candidate


The US premiere of a magical and deeply compassionate play about identity and the capacities of the human spirit. At a time when science and religion have conspired to make freak shows shameful, Robert Riley, owner of Riley's Odditorium, struggles to find ways to keep his company afloat. The action revolves around a traveling show that has begun to endure hard times, due to a sudden discovery of conscience on the part of the public. The manager decides to ‘normalize’ his cast, which has serious consequences for some.
 
October 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. 
October 14 and 15 at 2 p.m.
  

 

The Love of the Nightingale 

by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Shirley Serotsky, M.FA. Directing Candidate

A timely and timeless update of the ancient Greek myth of Philomel. Sisters Procne and Philomel--separated by marriage and miles--until terrible circumstances finally bring them back together. In a shocking act of retribution the sisters exact revenge on the man who has abused them both, continuing a tragic cycle of violence that can only be interrupted by the gods.
 
 
 
November 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. 
November 18 and 19 at 2 p.m.

...And Now for Something Completely Different:
New Play Rep! 

River Like Sin
By Lindsay Adams, M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Directed by Shanara Gabrielle

A dancing river is the last thing keeping this struggling farming community alive. Everything changes for them, when young Wren Walker crosses the river on a dare and discovers the town ghost is an elderly woman whose tears keep the river flowing. As Wren continues to visit, the woman stops weeping and the land begins to dry up. When the crops wither and dust fills their lungs, the townspeople question their faith and grow angry, looking for something, or someone, to blame.


February 16, 22 and 24 at 7:30 p.m.

February 17 and 25 at 2 p.m.

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The Knot

By Liz Maestri, M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Directed by Kristen Clippard

Khymi and TJ are getting married, and it’s going to be the most perfect day for the most perfect couple of all time ever. But when they discover that business and fantasy don’t always mix, Khymi and TJ must look at what lies beneath the veneer of flowers, rings, cakes, shoes, alcohol, presents, and nervous breakdowns -- to what their union really means. The Knot asks how our ‘Happily Ever Afters’ get packaged and sold in the modern American universe of wedding mania.
 

February 17, 21, and 23 at 7:30 p.m.
February 18 and 24 at 2 p.m

 

 

 

 

 

The Importance of Being Earnest 

by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Alec Wild

Almost universally celebrated for its frothy humor and essential lightheartedness - but as Wilde wrote himself, The Importance of Being Earnest is a "trivial comedy for serious people." From the biting witticisms we hear in Algernon Moncrieff’s London flat, to Lady Bracknell’s bombast and bravado in Jack Worthing’s estate at Hertfordshire, Wilde’s play is a satirical masterpiece. And yet, it still manages to charm us with the exercises of youthful passion, the limits of friendship, and the fine comic line between love and deceit.
 
April 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m. 
April 20 and 22 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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$10 senior citizens & military
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