Time spent in University is special. It is time one can give to learning in the purest since of the word. But, do we? Or perhaps the question is--what do we learn?
Roar Lions! Roar!! chronicles one semester in the lives of a graduate teaching assistant, Teacher, who is getting her Masters in Theatre and a freshman who is able to attend school because he is on a football scholarship. Their paths intersect when Wilcox, the freshman football player, is enrolled in Teacher's voice and speech class. As the play progresses we see that although their lives are completely different on the surface, they face the same moral dilemmas and are forced to make decisions that effect their very survival.
Set against a background of football frenzy and a University Theatre production of The Bacchae, we see that the pursuit of the American dream has it’s price, no matter our goals or altruistic pretensions.
4 women, 10 men
2 men, 2 women
POW'R IN THE BLOOD
A Southern Gothic comedy about death set against a background of religious fundamentalism, POW'R IN THE BLOOD is the story of a mother and a daughter. It asks questions about this primary relationship. What happens when mother and daughter have completely different world views? Is reconciliation possible? Is reconciliation to be desired? In a relationship fraught with power issues, is there love? After death, is reconciliation possible?
4 women, 3 men
EVERYTHING THAT RISES – The World of Flannery O’Connor
Using Flannery O’Connor’s letters and four of her short stories, this adaptation of her work is set her home, Andalusia, outside of Milledgeville, Georgia in the spring of 1964, the last months of her life. We first meet Flannery as she struggles to write what will become the short story “Revelation”. As we get to know her she narrates "A Temple of the Holy Ghost", "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", “Good Country People" and finally "Revelation."