April 23, 2009
April 17, 2009
featuring the Graduating MFA in Acting Class of 2009
358 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
The Showcase, featuring songs, monologues, and scenes from the graduating class of MFA actors, will also be performed at Regent on May 8th, 2009, joining with the Regent V.I.P.s (Varsity Improv Players) for a benefit performance. The show will be held in Regent’s Studio Theatre at 8pm.
Come support our graduating MFAs as they take the next steps toward continuing their career!
“Founded in 1928, Berkshire Theatre Festival is one of the oldest professional regional theatres in the United States and the longest-running cultural organization in the Berkshires. Now under the helm of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, BTF presents theatre that matters—world premieres, contemporary works, and classics that speak to who we are in our world today.” Read more at http://www.berkshiretheatre.org/
Congratulations to Brandy and Kelly!
April 16, 2009
The Boys Next Door, by Tom Griffin
Take an endearing look at the lives of four mentally challenged men striving to function in the mainstream world. A hilarious comedy the New York Daily News declares “hits squarely on the truth of life with its constant interplays and shadings of triumphs and tears.” Shows: September 18-20 and 24-27.
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
The five maiden Mundy sisters escape their provincial existence on the plains of Ireland through colorful bursts of music from their radio, their only link to the romance of the world at large. The Tony Award-winning play the New York Post heralds as “simply wondrous.” Shows: October 23-25 and 29-Nov 1.
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Through mistaken identities and misunderstandings, Shakespeare tells the tale of court exiles and forest natives searching for love and meaning in the Forest of Arden. This beloved comedy reminds us that “all the world’s a stage and all the mend and women merely players.” Shows: November 20-22 and December 4-6.
The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
When a young Victorian surgeon stumbles upon the hideously deformed Elephant Man in a London freak show, he determines he must be normalized—whatever the cost. This Tony Award-winning play examines the price one must pay for being “different.” Shows: January 22-24 and 28-31.
You Can’t Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Fireworks fly, quite literally, when Tony’s straight-laced parents meet his fiancés wildly unconventional family—a cheerful gang of wacky eccentrics. This Pulitzer-Prize winning play turned Jimmy-Stewart-film-classic is not to be missed! Shows: March 12-14 and 18-21.
Godspell by Stephen Schwartz
As the words of St. Matthew’s Gospel unite with the soaring chords of Stephen Schwartz, the life and parables of Jesus Christ unfold anew in the off-Broadway musical the New York Post calls “a hit, a big, big hit. Godspell believes in God and people and possibility.” Shows: April 23-25 and 30-May 2.
Special Christmas Show: Little Women
Louisa May Alcott’s touching story comes to life in the stage adaptation of her novel about four sisters who mature through sorrow and joy. Shows: December 10-13.
Follow this link to our season brochure: http://www.regent.edu/theatre/2009TheatreBrochure.pdf
We hope to see you at the theatre!
April 14, 2009
Christopher Ryan, another ’07 MFA grad, moved to Orlando, FL after graduating, working as a Fight Director for a production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. While living in Orlando, Christopher worked for the Orlando Repertory Theatre as an actor and fight director, playing Squire Trelawney in Treasure Island and Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. He also taugh at two colleges in Orlando, teaching Introduction to Theatre and Costume Design, and he was the Resident Costume Designer for one of the colleges, designing their season of Little Shop of Horrors and The Misanthrope. He started a Musical Theatre program for a private arts school called The Pop Shop, and directed their productions of Honk jr. and Annie jr. In 2008, Christopher and his wife moved to Hamburg, Germany for her studies, and he has worked for the Hamburg University Players as a Choreographer and Fight Director for their production of Into the Woods. He is also working as a private voice teacher and is currently directing for one of the two professional English language theatres in Hamburg, The Rover Rep Theatre, directing The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged), which opened in March.
April 9, 2009
Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont in their silent picture glory!