The Catholic University of America


 Hartke Theatre 2009-2010 Season

October 15, 16, 17, 18 (2009)

In Good King Charles' Golden Days by George Bernard Shaw

In this 'true history that never happened' Shaw imagines a 'what if' comedy about a spirited debate of ideas, from science and religion to art and politics, between Sir Isaac Newton, King Charles and notable historical figures, including a philosopher, a religious leader, an actress, and a duchess—all passionate in defense of their own beliefs.

Production photographs by Clint Brandhagen

November 19, 20, 21, 22 (2009)

Ngala Muti by Emily B. Solomon
M.F.A. Playwriting Thesis production

When Americans Jim and Jane arrive in the South African bush for a private safari with Ranger Bobby and a mystical tracker named Tshonga, things aren't quite what they seem. The local birds advise them to "G'waaay!" Jim wants to experience the real Africa, but can they handle it when the true ruler of the land emerges to defend his territory?

Production photographs by Clint Brandhagen

February 25, 26, 27, 28 (2010)

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Laura Annawyn Shamas
Based on the book by Joan Lindsey

An innocent Valentines Day outing for a group of Australian school girls in the early 1900s ends in mystery when three students and a teacher disappear. Haunting and captivating, the story explores both the strange circumstances of the disappearances and the toll the subsequent gossip, rumor, and intrigue have on the local community.

Production photographs by Clint Brandhagen

 April 22, 23, 24, 25 (2010)

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Berthold Brecht

In the midst of an economic crisis, a group of businessmen make a desperate deal with gangster Arturo Ui. What follows is a classic tale of a city held hostage by greed, corruption and violence. Brecht challenges the audience to consider how much freedom they would willingly give up for the sake of peace and prosperity.

Production photographs by Clint Brandhagen


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