Posted on August 24, 2015, BY Staff

The Department of Theatre & Dance's 2015-16 artistic season begins Saturday, Aug. 29, with a production by Cap & Dagger, the student theatre group.

The season includes more than a dozen plays and dance events that showcase the talents of Bucknell students under the direction of theatre & dance faculty. Four of the presentations are free. All are open to the public.  

The wide-ranging performances include one-act plays, dance concerts, a musical and more, said Professor Anjalee Hutchinson, department chair.

"Over Homecoming weekend, we've got Radium Girls, which delves into issues of sustainable corporate practices, women's rights and the ethics of scientific innovation. This winter, guest director Sam Norton will work with our actors to devise a piece that explores fight choreography through out the ages. In the spring, we'll produce the popular show Spring Awakening, a rock musical that deals with loss of innocence and silence," Hutchinson said.  

Audiences will also see exciting choreography, said Professor Kelly Knox, dance.

"Guest artists Tara Madsen Robbins and Mikaela Soto '12 will set works for the Fall Dance Showcase. In the Fall Dance Concert, Here and There, guest artists Atiya Stokes-Brown and Beth Hirschhaut-Iguchi will team with student and faculty choreographers to investigate ideas of place and space. April opens and closes with two dance concerts in a broad range of choreographic styles and exploration," Knox said.  

"We hope that members of the community will take advantage of the opportunity to see these outstanding young performers in their deeply engaging productions," Hutchinson added.  

The season schedule includes:  

Play in a Day, a Cap & Dagger event on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. in the McDonnell Amphitheatre (rain location: Harvey M. Powers Theatre) — free  

A theatre showcase featuring Identity Crisis and Actor's Nightmare, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Harvey M. Powers Theatre — $5  

Radium Girls, Friday, Saturday and Monday, Oct. 23, 24 and 26, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., in the Tustin Studio Theatre — $10; $5 students and senior citizens  

Sex/Body/Self, a performance and talk with internationally renowned performance artist and social activist Tim Miller, Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tustin Studio Theatre — free  

Fierce Diverse Voices, a performance workshop and presentation with Tim Miller, Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tustin Studio Theatre — free  

Fall Dance Showcase on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Harvey M. Powers Theatre — $5  

Here and There, the fall dance concert, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Harvey M. Powers Theatre — $10; $5 students and senior citizens  

Cocktail Theatre, a selection of one-act plays, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 7 and 8, at 5 p.m. in the Tustin Studio Theatre — free  

The Duck Variations by David Mamet, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Harvey M. Powers Theatre — $5  

When Push Comes to Shove, Friday, Saturday and Monday, Feb. 19, 20 and 22, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m.; in the Tustin Studio Theatre — $10; $5 students and senior citizens  

A Choreographer's Showcase, Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Tustin Studio Theatre — $5  

Spring Awakening, a musical production, Friday, Saturday and Monday, April 15, 16 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m.; in the Harvey M. Powers Theatre — $10; $5 students and senior citizens  

God of Carnage, Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tustin Studio Theatre — $5  

Spring Dance Concert, Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts — $10; $5 students and senior citizens  

Tickets  

All seats in the Harvey M. Powers Theatre and the Weis Center are reserved. Seating in the Tustin Studio Theatre is by general admission.  

Tickets may be purchased by calling 570-577-1000, online, at the Weis Center Box Office (weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or at the CAP Center Box office on the first floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.).  

Online and box office purchases should be made by noon Friday during performance weekends. Tickets may be purchased on the night of the performance at the venue beginning one hour before the curtain rises.  

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