Theatre Arts Performance Schedule

2013-2014 Production Season


Rivals

By C. Robert Jones
Directed by Neil St. Clair
October 5 - 7:45pm

No admission charge


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The Children's Hour

The Children’s Hour, by prize-winning playwright Lillian Hellman, was a ground-breaking play when it was first introduced. Set in a boarding school for girls in 1933, it is a searing look at the power and destructive quality of lying. Each character struggles to tell his version of the truth. Who lies? Who tells the truth? Who suffers ? Morality and judgment are but two of the cards played in what becomes an evil game of conscience and consequence.

Directed by Jessica West
October 16 - 19 – 7:30pm


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Clue, The Musical

By Lillian Hellman

A musical with a book by Peter DePietro, music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker and Vinnie Martucci, and lyrics by Tom Chiodo, based on the board game Clue. The plot concerns a murder at a mansion, occupied by several suspects, that is solved by a detective; the ending is determined by cards drawn by audience members, thereby selecting the murderer, murder weapon and location of the murder.

Directed by Bill Gregg
December 4, 5, and 7 – 7:30pm
December 8 – 2:30pm

$12 for adults
$10 for students

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Once Upon a Mattress

Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. It opened off-Broadway in May 1959, and then moved to Broadway. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea."

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Directed by Neil St. Clair
February 27, 28, and March 1 – 7:30pm
March 2 – 2:30pm

$12 for adults
$10 for students

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Shunned, A World Premiere
by Larry Parr

Co-production with SART

Directed by Jessica West
April 24, 25, and 26 – 7:30pm
April 27 – 2:30pm

$10 for adults
$8 for students

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Theatre Arts Awards Night

Performances by BA Theatre and BFA Musical Theatre majors and presentation of awards to students for outstanding achievement in Theatre Arts.
May 4 – 6:30pm

No admission charge

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FOR MORE INFORMATION OR RESERVATIONS CALL (828) 689-1239.
ALL PLAYS ARE PRODUCED IN OWEN THEATRE ON THE CAMPUS OF
MARS HILL UNIVERSITY, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA

Press information contact: Bill Gregg, 828-689-1377, bgregg@mhu.edu