Play by Arthur Miller
Directed by Lori Reed
Thursday, November 16 at 8:00pm
Friday, November 17 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 18 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 19 at 3:00pm
Winnter of the Tony Award for the Best Play of 1953, The Crucible is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1692-1693. The play is Arthur Miller's allegory for the McCarthy era witch hunts against perceived Communists in America. Originating with a presidential executive order, the "red scare" became an obsession, ripping through all aspects of American life. It was a campaign of fear that turned people against each other, destroying lives, careers and friendships in its wake. Arthur Miller's The Crucible stands as a rallying cry against all kinds of hysteria in public life, disinformation and the spreading of false "facts". Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.
THE EASTERN EXPERIENCE
Saturday, January 20 at 8:00pm
Produced by the Chalkboard Theater Project, artists will have 24 hours to create new ten minute plays. Come join us Saturday evening for the outcome of their madness. Current Eastern students, alumni writers, directors, and actors participate in this creative, chaotic romp where new collaborative teams that bridge generational gaps are forged.
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Play by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Directed by Lori Reed
Thursday, March 22 at 8:00pm
Friday, March 23 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 24 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Peter and the Starcatcher provides a backstory for the timeless character Peter Pan and his notorious nemesis Captain Hook. In this hilarious and heartwarming play, we first meet an orphaned child named Boy. His world of isolation and loneliness is changed when he meets Molly, the daughter of the great Starcatcher Lord Aster. Molly is on a mission to save the world and destroy a treasure trunk of starstuff before it gets into the hands of anyone evil including the villain Black Stache and his trusty sidekick Smee. As they travel aboard a ship named "The Neverland" Molly and Boy, and a cast of colorful characters, celebrate the power of finding one's true place in this world through the help of others.
PERFORMING ARTS LIVING ROOM
Friday, April 27 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 28 at 8:00pm
Join us for the annual student produced showcase of live theater, dance, and music performances. Free admission, coffeehouse style on stage.
$10.00 General Admission (unless otherwise indicated)
$8.00 Children under 12 and Seniors
$5.00 with current Eastern ID
Tickets can be purchased at easternarts.ticketleap.com
Box Office: 610.225.5545