Ithaca College Theatre will wrap up its 2012-2013 mainstage season with Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People.” Performances will take place in the Hoerner Theatre in Dillingham Center on April 23, 25, 26, and 27 at 8 p.m., and April 27 and 28 at 2 p.m. A talkback with the dramaturg will follow the matinee performance on the April 27.
Directed by Associate Professor, Cynthia Henderson, “My Children! My Africa!” tells the story of Mr. M, an idealistic teacher in South Africa in 1984, who seeks to provide a future for his student Thami by forming a debate team with Isabel, a brave student from the local white school. But outside the classroom Mr. M’s hopes for Thami are challenged by their generational divide and increasing political turmoil. As the author of widely-produced plays such as “Blood Knot” and “Master Harold …and the Boys,” award-winning playwright Fugard was considered the theatrical voice of conscience during the apartheid era.
Next in the line-up of Ithaca College Theatre’s 2012–2013 season is “Spring Awakening”. With music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, the musical is based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Staged in the Clark Theatre, performances of “Spring Awakening” will be held at 8 p.m. on March 26, 28, 29, 30, and continue April 2-6. Matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. on March 30 and 31 and April 6. A talkback with dramaturg will follow the 2 p.m. performance on April 6. Audiences are advised that the production contains mature language, sexual content, violence and partial nudity.
The casts, crews and orchestras of Ithaca College’s current production of two Puccini one-act operas represent dozens of students from across the globe. Performances of “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” will be held at 8 p.m. on Feb. 20, 22, 26, 28, and March 2. A 2 p.m matinee will be offered on Sunday, Feb. 24, with a talk-back led by conductor and music director Brian DeMaris immediately following the performance.