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The Glass Menagerie

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By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Guest Artist Steven Marzolf

The Plumb-Fleming Black Box Theatre
October 29, 30, and 31 at 7:30 p.m.
November 1 at 2 p.m.

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award in 1945, The Glass Menagerie was the first major success for one of America's most revered playwrights.  In Tennessee Williams’ shattering classic, an aging Southern Belle longs for her youth and dreams of a better life for her children.  Her restless son Tom, a would–be poet and the story’s narrator, gets swept up in his mother’s funny and heartbreaking schemes to find his painfully shy sister, Laura, a husband.  Viewed through a veil of memory and regret, the Wingfield family struggles to negotiate the past, the future and each other in depression-era St. Louis.  Both dreamlike and shatteringly real, Tennessee William's iconic American classic examines a family on the edge of the abyss.

This is the 11th co-production between Cornell College Theatre and Riverside Theatre.  This production will open at Riverside Theatre on November 6th and run through the 22nd with audience talk-backs on November 8th and 20th.   For more information, visit their website:

A Man of No Importance

By Stephen Flaherty (music), Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), and Terrence McNally (book)
Directed by Jim VanValen
Musical Direction by Julia Andrews West

Kimmel Theatre
Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.

From the award-winning creators of Ragtime comes the story of Alfie Byrne, a Dublin bus driver in 1964, whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde.  When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde's Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry, loneliness, and shame over a love "that dare not speak its name."  A tender and beautifully woven tale of friendship, community, and the power of theatre that invites us to celebrate who we are and the love we can offer to one another.

Those That Fall

Conceived and directed by Janeve West
Preliminary development by members of the Cornell Summer Research Institute: Jaszmyn Epps, Madison Serrett, Katie Hogan, Janeve West, Jennifer Rouse and Shena McAuliffe
To be written by the ensemble 

The Plumb-Fleming Black Box Theatre
April 22, 23, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m.
April 24 at 2 p.m.

Actual articles from the Des Moines Register note that, in 1903, the town of Van Meter, Iowa was “visited” by a giant bat-like creature over the course of four consecutive nights.  The creature was seen by prominent businessmen who spotted it flying between roof-tops, climbing telephone poles and emanating an eerie light.  Firing shots, they followed it to an abandoned coal mine where it fell into the shaft and disappeared.  Following it into the darkness was another, smaller, creature.  These “visitors” may be gone, but the stories, tales, hopes, dreams and fears remain.  Inspired by these events, Those that Fall will be a devised production (generated by the ensemble, rather than beginning with a traditional script) that will explore the social tensions that spark the gruesome, glorious and sometimes necessary tales that pull us together and tear us apart.  Set in a fictionalized mid-western town, these facts, fictions, half-truths, hopes, dreams and lies will have to fall away for the community to survive.