RED BADGE OF COURAGE Adapted and directed by Jane Barnette and Michael Haverty
K.I.S.S. YULE-TYDE BRIGADE & SPRING HOOPLA-PALOOZA
Student Improv Ensemble
Directed by Jamie Bullins
November 22-23 and April 18-19 Onyx Theater | 8 p.m. Performances by the student improv ensemble usher in the change of seasons with a wondrous wallop. Free. May not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.
February 4- 9 | Onyx Theater 8 p.m. Tues-Sat; 2 p.m. Sun Adapted from Stephen Craneâ€™s classic American novel, Red Badge of Courage takes the audience into the heart of battle to experience the horror and absurd surrealism of pre-industrial warfare. $12 ($10 students). A Co-production with 7 Stages Theatre.
Two Walking Meditations
Coordinated by John Gentile
December 9, May 5 | Stillwell Theater | 4:30 - 9 p.m. KSU invites members of the campus and local communities to a walking meditation upon its canvas labyrinth at the end of each semester. A documentary about the contemporary labyrinth movement will be shown from 4-4:30 p.m. with time for walking meditation from 4:30-9 p.m. Free.
STORIES FOR A WINTER NIGHT:
NEW WORKS AND IDEAS:
Coordinated by Charles Parrott
Featuring Carmen Deedy January 23-25 | Stillwell Theater | 8 p.m. Atlanta-based storyteller Carmen Deedy brings her trademark wit and elegance to the Stillwell stage for this unique evening of solo performance. $20 ($15 alumni; $12 students).
BLOODY PULP, written and directed by TEN-MINUTE PLAYS, coordinated by
March 4-8 | Stillwell and Onyx Theaters 8 p.m. Tues-Sat
RUINED Join us for an action-packed week featuring multiple world premieres: ten-minute plays written and directed by students, and a staged reading of Bloody Pulp, which reaches back into the past to explore the origins of comic books . Bloody Pulp $5. Ten-Minute Plays Free. May not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.
by Lynn Nottage Directed by Karen Robinson March 18-23 | Stillwell Theater 8 p.m. Tues-Sat; 2 p.m. Sun This Pulitzer Prize-winning play illuminates the despair, laughter, hope, and love shared by women who wrestle with relentless violence in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. $20 ($15 alumni; $12 students). May not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.
Department of Theatre & Performance Studies
KSU TELLERS SHOWCASE: Student Storytelling Concerts
Directed by Charles Parrott
SHELTER FROM THE TEXAS HEAT by Bobbi Kornblit
August 23 | Stillwell Theater | 8 p.m. Adapted by Jamie Bullins; directed by Karen Robinson. TPS faculty, students, and alumni perform a staged reading of this funny, feisty, and heartwarming coming-of-age story featuring spunky women, deep secrets, and the best of Texas culture. Written by one of Atlanta’s very own award-winning authors. $10 cash only at the door. All proceeds will support TPS student participation in study abroad programs.
24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL
Coordinated by Jamie Bullins and Jim Davis August 31 | Onyx Theater | 8 p.m. Synchronize your watches. In only 24 hours, student writers, directors, actors, and designers transform their ideas into unpredictable world premieres. $5. May not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.
“ALL THE DEAD VOICES” SILENCE AND STILLNESS THE VOICE IN BECKETT Directed by Patrick Sutton
September 13-18 | Onyx Theater 8 p.m. Fri-Sat & Mon-Wed; 2 p.m. Sun. A Master Class Showcase directed by Patrick Sutton, Director of The Gaiety School of Acting, the National Theatre School of Ireland. From the darkness, there is silence and then a whisper and then, finally, a voice. Join us on a mystery journey in and out of the plays, poems, and novels of Irishman and Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett. $12 ($10 students).
JOHN DENNIS ANDERSON THE MUTUAL FRIEND Coordinated by Charles Parrott
September 26-28 | Stillwell Theater | 8 p.m. In this compelling solo performance of literature, John Dennis Anderson, guest artist and professor from Emerson College, reveals the character of master novelist Charles Dickens through narrator George Dolby, who served as the manager of the novelist’s famous reading tours. $20 ($15 alumni; $12 students).
Directed by Justin Anderson
October 1-6 | Onyx Theater 8 p.m. Tues-Sat; 2 p.m. Sun Book by James Lapine and William Finn, Music and Lyrics by William Finn. Musical Direction by Judy Cole. Co-produced with the KSU School of Music. With loads of humor, heart, and a healthy dose of kvetching, Falsettos bravely and breathtakingly follows the genesis of a non-traditional family—and what that means—in a time of astonishing change. $12 ($10 students). May not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.
TWELFTH NIGHT OR WHAT YOU WILL by William Shakespeare Directed by Allen O’Reilly
October 29-November 3 | Stillwell Theater 8 p.m. Tues-Sat; 2 p.m. Sun The Bard’s most musical play offers something for everyone: charismatic and comic characters, mistaken identities, passionate romance, and sublime poetry. $20 ($15 alumni; $12 students).
November 18-19 and April 22-23 Onyx Theater | 8 p.m. Join the KSU Tellers as they share their best original storytelling performances from each semester. Free. May not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.
To buy tickets
Please contact the College of the Arts Box Office: Phone: 770-423-6650 Online: www.kennesaw.edu/arts/boxoffice To learn more about the academic program in Theatre & Performance Studies, please visit ksutheatre.com.