1996 Theatre Archive

  • January 18-21 1996
  • By Marsha Norman
  • Directed by Christine Plowright
  • (Studio Theatre)

A powerful theatre piece about the Mother/Daughter relationship. A strong story of responsibility and courage, love and the meaning of life.

Solstice, dance

  • February 1-3 1996
  • Directed by Laura Renaud-Wilson
  • (PE 140)

Students/faculty choreography-exploring new and varied ways of producing dance.


  • February 9-10, 15-18 1996
  • By Maria Lampadaridous-Pothou
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz

A contemporary Greek playwright’s impassioned and highly original interpretation of the ancient tragic story, complete with music, song, dance and chorus. U.S premiere.

Buried Voices/Spoken Words

  • March 5 1996
  • Directed by Rhoda Kaufman
  • (Studio Theatre)

Interpretive and dramatic readings of writings by women and ethnic minorities.

Shakespeare Festival

  • April 20 1996

Theatre & Dance present the annual festival were high school students from around the area compete for best individual scene and best design.

James and the Giant Peach

  • April 27-28 1996
  • By Ronald Dahl
  • Dramatized by Richard R. George
  • Directed by Christine Plowright and Jody Rice
  • (Studio Theatre)

Another story by the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factor. Escape with James and his insect friends and join in their amazing adventures inside a magical peach.

Steel Magnolia

  • May 3-4, 9-12 1996
  • By Robert Harling
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Studio Theatre)

Hilarious, touching and deeply revealing. A play about the strengths and determination of a group of funny and gossipy southern ladies. A popular hit when premiered in New York.

  • May 16-18 1996
  • Directed by Laura Renaud-Wilson
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Presentation of dances using voices, places and spaces as motivation for choreography by students and faculty.

  • May 16-17 1996
  • Directed by Laura Renaud-Wilson
  • Student Directed by Tracy Grout and Robert Knight

Take a look backward at the great music of the 30’s and 40’s with this dance concert. Songs from the Great depression and World War II, from ballroom to the tango and fling, this production will make you nostalgic for those good old Radio days.

  • May 24-25 1996
  • Directed by Laura Renaud-Wilson
  • Featuring choreography from faculty, students, alumni and guests.

End of the Year Festival

  • May 28-June2 1996
  • Sponsored by the Theatre & Dance Department

During the week of May 28 through June 2 the department will be hosting a festival. We will be reviewing showcasing, and performing our successes and advancements for this 1995-96 Academic Year. Join us for some dance classes, design expo, scene presentations, improve, one-act plays, readings of new plays by Robert Knight and we will wrap it all up with a reception.

The One Acts Festival

  • May 30-31 June 1-2 1996
  • Supervised by Edgardo de la Cruz & Tom Hird
  • (Studio Theatre)

Annual showcase produced and directed by advanced theatre students.

Highlands Summer Theatre

  • July 12-13, 18-21 1996
  • Adapted by Charles Aidman
  • Directed by Ric Prindle
  • (Studio Theatre)

“A brooding and loving American folk poem brought to life on a stage.” New York Times

Highlands Summer Theatre

  • August 9-11, 15-18 1996
  • By Sam & Bella Spewack
  • Music by Cole Porter
  • Directed by Arlene Hood
  • (Univ. Theatre)

A rollicking musical version of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”

Highlands Summer Theatre

  • July 26-27, August 2-4 1996
  • By William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Jody Rice
  • (Patio Theatre)

Love cross words, soldiers cross words, villains cross the line.

The Cherry Orchard

  • November 15-24 1996
  • Translated by Anton Checkov
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Set in the 1890s Russia, the problems faced by the aristocracy are the backdrop for this interpersonal tale.

Brown Bag Performance Series, Dance

  • November 20-22 1996
  • (PE 140)

Student and Faculty Works Coordinators:

  • David Henry
  • Laura Ellis
  • Laura Renaud-Wilson

Solstice, dance

  • December 6-7 1996
  • (Studio Theatre)

Choreography on cutting edge of performance art. A number of the dances developed in the composition class, while others were choreographed individually and in small groups. We have tried in this performance to present dances from various cultures and a wide variety of individual choreography.

Gift of the Magi

  • Dec 13-15 1996
  • Based on the short story by O. Henry
  • Directed by Christine Plowright
  • (Studio Theatre)

A holiday favorite, as simple and straight forward as the famous story. The ironic ending is both humorous and bittersweet.