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The Drama Department is committed to providing a comprehensive theatre education to our students and bringing the results to the community through vibrant, thought-provoking productions. We currently produce one production per semester.
Many students who are interested in theatre are eager to begin their careers. The Theatre Arts Certificate program will give them sufficient training to be able to join the professional work force without obtaining a B.A. They will obtain a wider range of knowledge and skills associated with the theatre, increasing their chances of working in the theatre in some capacity, whether it be in acting, stage management, or technical theatre. The practicum requirement also gives them practical experience working on an actual production. Students who wish to pursue an A.A. or B.A. may still choose the Communication Arts/Theatre Option program.
Fall 2017 Student Theatre Production
Written by Bruce Norris
Directed by Stephen Smith
November 9–11 & 16–18 at 7 p.m.
Large Auditorium | Academic Building | Marple Campus
$10 General Admission | BUY TICKETS NOW
Tickets also available at the door
Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race, written partly as a prequel/sequel to one of the greatest plays ever written in this country, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Clybourne Park is set in the same house as A Raisin in the Sun in the same suburb of Chicago. The play’s first half is set in 1959 as a white family is selling the house to an African-American family, and the second half of the play is set in 2009 as the descendants of the Younger family from A Raisin in the Sun are selling the house to a young white couple as the neighborhood experiences gentrification.