2013-2014 Season: April 24-27 and May 1-4, 2014
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The ultimate comedy of manners, this perennial favorite has galvanized actors and regaled audiences since its Covent Garden premiere in 1775. With its hilarious episodes of mistaken identity, withering satire of amorous intrigue, dizzying plot twists, and beloved characters like Lydia Languish, Captain Jack Absolute and the unforgettable Mrs. Malaprop, this springtime treat is a comedy festival in itself.
Show times: 8:00 p.m. for evening and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees.
|Josiah Williams||Sir Anthony Absolute|
|Katey Kraemer||Mrs. Malaprop|
|Derek Yeghizarian||Sir Jack Absolute|
|Angelica Jackson||Lydia Languish|
|Greg Savel||Sir Lucius O'Trigger|
|Cedric Knuth||Bob Acres|
2013 - 2014 Season: Feb 27-Mar 2 and Mar 6-9, 2014
by Bruce Norris
Directed by distinguished guest artist and former Western Illinois University professor, Dr. Egla Hassan, Clybourne Park will run Thursdays through Saturdays February 27-March 1 and March 6-8 at 8 PM, with Sunday matinees March 2 and 9 at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for students, and $12 for Bradley faculty and staff/students/seniors. For tickets call 309-677-2650
Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris’s acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy and sequel to the Lorraine Hansberry stage classic, A Raisin in the Sun, will begin its Central Illinois premiere at Bradley University Theatre’s Hartman Center for the Performing Arts on February 27. The New York Times has called the play “vital, sharp-witted, and ferociously smart!”
2013-2014 Season: Nov 14-17 and Nov 21-24, 2013
by Charles Mee, Jr.
50 Greek brides, all sisters, flee to Italy to escape forced marriage to 50 grooms, all brothers. When the men pursue them by helicopter to demand their return, surreal comedy, gender politics, and hand-to-hand combat fuel the mayhem. An acclaimed retelling of Aeschylus' Suppliant Women, the oldest drama in the western world.
" Comedic, gymnastic, musical, sensual, shocking, and redemptive." (NY Times)
2013 - 2014 Season: Sept 26-29 and Oct 3-6, 2013
Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls)
The boldly theatrical musical based on the lives of the celebrated Hilton Sisters, Daisy and Violet: conjoined twins whose triumphant and tragic lives ranged from the freak shows and carnival tents of Depression-era America to the stages of Vaudeville and the cameras of Hollywood.
"Daring and Enthralling" (NY Times)
|Daisy Hilton||Morgan Green|
|Violet Hilton||Hannah Williams|
|Terry Connor||Peyton McDermott|
|Buddy Foster||Kyle Peck|
|The Boss||Kate Erin Kennedy|
|Harem Girls||Megan Grott, Sarah Heilbronner, Becca Laird|
|Reptile Man||John Carroll|
|Snake Lady||Crystal Pulkowski|
|Fortune Teller||Akilah Brown|
|Bearded Lady||Katey Kraemer|
|Ensemble||Akilah Brown, John Carroll, Megan Grott, Sarah Heilbronner, Cedric Knuth, Katey Kraemer, Becca Laird, Crystal Pulkowski, Justina Risinger|