Lindsey Blank, Brooklyn Duttweiler, Brittany Grove, and Ellen Diehl
December 13 & 14, 2019 @ 8pm Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building, Messiah College Estimated Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes (time includes one 15 minute intermission)
Great Challenges, Greater Joy Created by Lindsey Blank & Brooklyn Duttweiler
In our lives we have found that art explores life’s greatest challenges while also expressing the joy that God gives. In pursuit of this creative endeavor, we showcase the different redemption stories that have altered our perceptions. Through the combination of dance and costuming, we have worked to express those emotions that are too difficult to put into words.
Estimated runtime: 30 minutes
Sam and Charlie Created & Performed by Brittany Grove & Ellen Diehl
Sam is a vocalist. Charlie is a dog. When Sam faces challenges in her career and her relationship with her mother, Charlie tries to help with the charm that only a canine could possess. A playful frolic of camaraderie and fun, this story explores relationships and how we communicate with those closest to us.
*There will be a talkback after this performance with the creators of Sam and Charlie. Join us after the show to discuss impactful moments and give feedback to develop the original work.
Estimated runtime: 45 minutes
“The Tempest” Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Daniel Inouye
Shakespeare’s story of shipwreck, magic, vengeance, and reconciliation. This production will reimagine the character of Prospero as a woman. On a distant island Prospera waits, betrayed and exiled, spending years plotting her revenge. When fate places her old enemies within her reach, Prospera summons a magical storm that shipwrecks them onto her island. But after all these years, what revenge does she mean to take? The Tempest asks us to examine whether old injustices can lead to new hope or whether we repeat our past sins. For Prospera, that choice leads to unexpected consequences and love ultimately paving the way for reconciliation.
Estimated runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes
Nov. 8-10 & 16-17 @ 8:00pm
Nov. 11 & 18 @ 3:00pm
Nov. 15 @ 10:00am
The Department of Theatre and Dance is a close-knit community of student artists, theatre and dance professionals seeking to better understand and practice their craft and their calling in Christ. A caring yet challenging team of faculty mentors work alongside students to discover and develop their creative gifts. This is a sampling of their work.
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