Theatre News

Sacred Heart Archive in weeklong residency

Members of the Sacred Heart Archive are on campus for a week-long residency to support the ensemble cast of "Here and Now." The residency will conclude with two workshops and a showing of the company’s devised production, "The Key Said Run and the Door Said Fly." This free performance will be held on Saturday April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimmel and will be followed by a post-show discussion open to the public. Read More

Welcome Reception and Dinner for Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College

Cornell College will welcome five female students and two faculty members from Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College (Tokyo, Japan) with a welcome dinner and reception Feb. 24. Read More

“Elephant Man” opens Feb. 21

Cornell College's Theatre Department is producing the Tony Award-winning play "The Elephant Man." The show runs Feb. 21, 22, 28, and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Read More

Staged reading of “Virtue” Nov. 14

The Cornell College Department of Theatre is hosting a staged reading of Tim Slover’s "Virtue" on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. on the Cornell College campus in the Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. The audience is invited to remain in the theatre for a talk with the cast, playwright and director following the reading. This event is intended for mature audiences. Read More

“Birth Witches” connects students with professionals

During Block 2, a dozen visiting artists joined Cornell students and faculty to produce the world premier of Jennifer Fawcett’s play “Birth Witches.” Read More

HAIG Lecture: the absolute queen

Kirilka Stavreva, department of English, will discuss the use of queenship in Julie Taymor's 2010 film, The Tempest, which cast Dame Helen Mirren as Prospera in Thomas Commons Nov. 7, 11:10 a.m. Read More

Cornell professor appearing in Coe College production

As part of an ongoing collaboration between the Cornell College and Coe College theatre departments, Cornell theatre professor Jim Van Valen is performing in Coe's production of "Proof" in late September. Read More

2013-14 Fine Arts Calendar

Cornell’s fine arts events for 2013-2014 include a performance by The Brazilian Guitar Quartet, a co-production with Riverside Theatres of “Birth Witches” with Guest Director Artist Leda Hoffman, a variety of Luce Gallery shows including sabbatical work from art professor Tony Plaut opening Sept. 1, and the annual holiday choral concert. Read More

Show about parental loss coming to Mount Vernon

“A Little More Than You Wanted to Spend,” Chris Clavelli’s heart-warming one-man play about parental loss, is coming to the First Street Community Theatre in Mount Vernon at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 for one performance only. Read More

Theatre department presenting Cloud 9 starting April 26

The Department of Theatre at Cornell College will present Caryl Churchill’s comedy Cloud 9 April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. in the Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre. Directed by Janeve West, Cloud 9 reveals the ties of colonial oppression and the bindings of post-colonial identities through cross-dressing, gender switching, and uproarious laughter. Read More

Avenue Q runs Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3

Cornell College will present "Avenue Q" Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 and March 3 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre. The show follows recent college grad Princeton, his former child-actor landlord, his Internet-addicted neighbor, and the rest of his colorful friends as they cope with the struggles of romance, careers, personal identity, and the ongoing search for one’s purpose in life. Read More

Theatre students in Chicago explore 20 shows in 20 days

During the course "Theatre and the Arts in Chicago," fifteen students enjoyed 20 professional productions in 20 days. Led by Cornell theatre professor Jim VanValen, the course also provided many opportunities to interact with theatre professionals. Read More

Students learn puppetry from an expert

Students preparing for the Broadway hit musical "Avenue Q" got a chance to learn puppetry from world-renowned expert Emily DeCola of the Puppet Kitchen in New York. Read More

2012-2013 Fine Arts Calendar

Cornell's fine arts events for 2012-2013 include performances of the Tony Award winning Avenue Q, a variety of Luce Gallery shows honoring recently retired art professor Doug Hanson, the return of the female vocal ensemble Tapestry, and the annual holiday choral concert. Read More

Romeo and Juliet opens Oct. 12

Cornell College is producing the Shakespearean classic "Romeo and Juliet" October 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 7:30 and October 21 at 2:00 pm in Kimmel Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors/students/youth and free with Cornell College ID. Read More

Prestel explores theatre management along with acting roles

Kayla Prestel enjoyed plenty of roles in the spotlight at Cornell. But her degree in theatrical entrepreneurship also gave her many experiences behind the scenes of theatre management. Read More

Alumnus’ show gets positive coverage in The New York Times

The New York Times had kind words for a play co-written and co-starred in by Joseph Curnutte ’04. The review of “Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War” praises the play's writing and calls Curnutte excellent in his role as radio host and voice actor. Read More

‘In the Next Room’ goes up Feb. 17

The Cornell College theatre department is putting on "In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)," a provocative Tony-nominated sex comedy on Feb. 17, 18 and 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Read More

“It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play,” Student Theater Council Winter Show

On Dec 13th, experience this holiday classic as if you were sitting in on a 1940′s recording studio. See 16 actors play over 60 characters and enjoy watching the foley artists perform the sound effects live on stage! Fun for all ages. Additional Public Info: Before the performance, enjoy seasonal family events beginning 6pm. Read More

Theatre Production: “Company” book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

A breakthrough Broadway musical-comedy first produced in 1970, COMPANY remains fresh, acerbic, and original today. With the clashing sounds and pulsing rhythms of New York City underscoring this landmark show, it is considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theatre. COMPANY follows bachelor Robert on the night of his 35th birthday […] Read More