Xavier University's 2013-2014 Theatre Season Announced

| March 1, 2013

The Xavier University Department of Music and Theatre is pleased to announce their 2013-2014 theatre production season: Crossroads. Xavier’s season includes a Tony Award-winning drama, a brand new play from Faultline Theatre Company and a Tony Award-winning musical. They are also proud to announce a new collaboration with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

Season Details

The Crucible
By Arthur Miller
Oct. 25 – Nov. 3, 2013
Directed by Brian Isaac Phillips, Producing Artistic Director, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
This is a co-production with CSC
Gallagher Student Center Theatre

In Salem in the late 1600s, a group of young girls accuse others of witchcraft sparking an alarming series of events. The leaders of the church respond with suspicion and put those accused on trial for their lives ultimately leaving a town in fear, and the man at the center of it all questioning his faith and morality. One of the greatest American plays of all time and winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this heart-pounding drama is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.

"A powerful drama." —NY Times.

From White Plains
By Michael Perlman and Faultline Theatre
Feb. 13 – 16, 2014
Directed by Craig Wesley Divino, Co-Artistic Director, Faultline Theatre
Gallagher Studio Theatre
After a shocking announcement on international television, 30-year-old Ethan Rice finds himself finally having to confront who he was and what he did as a teenager.

From White Plains follows four men, straight and gay, as they attempt to take responsibility for past actions and move beyond them, aided and frustrated by social media and viral videos. The play examines how male relationships change as boys grow into men and asks who speaks for a victim of bullying when he is no longer here to speak for himself.

Just because it gets better doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

“…This gripping and full-blooded drama, conceived and directed by Michael Perlman, is so full of insight about prejudice, empathy, and the limits of forgiveness that it ought to be required viewing…” —NYTheatre.com

Avenue Q
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
April 4 – 13
Directed by Stephen Skiles
Gallagher Student Center Theatre

Avenue Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical.

"...an ingenious combination of The Real World and Sesame Street" -The New Yorker

Contact Stephen Skiles, Director of Theatre, for more information.