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Piedmont College Theatre 2019-2020 Mainstage Season

Cabaret

Directed by Bill Gabelhausen

The ground-breaking musical Cabaret opened on Broadway in 1966, winning 8 Tony awards. In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. The musical explores the dark and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of a boarding house, begins a romance with Herr Schultz, who happens to be Jewish. Cabaret is a powerful telling of a world in turmoil and the humanity caught in the midst of it. Intended for Mature Audiences.

October 3-5, 2019 @ 7:30 PM / October 6 @ 2 PM  
Swanson Center Mainstage Theater

 


Gathering Blue (Theatre for Youth)

Directed by Dr. Kathy Blandin

In an apocalyptic future, young Kira learns the ugly truth about the powers controlling her world. A gifted weaver, her talent catches the attention of the Council of Guardians. Under their custody, Kira is made to mend and embellish the ceremonial Singer's Robe—a garment that tells the history of the world. But the longer she works, the more she learns about the horrifying secrets that keep her community hostage. Can she use her knowledge and art to reshape the future? Based on Lois Lowry's companion piece to The Giver, Gathering Blue tells a suspenseful tale of the power of creativity to fight brutality.

November 21-23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM / November 24 @ 2 PM
Black Box Theater

 


Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by John Spiegel

Debuting on Broadway in 1941, Arsenic and Old Lace has endured as one of America's most performed and beloved comedies. It’s the tale of the sweet old Brewster sisters with a dozen bodies buried in their basement--and Uncle Teddy, who thinks he's Theodore Roosevelt, and Uncle Jonathan, who looks like Boris Karloff. Meanwhile the only “normal” one in the bunch is their nephew, Mortimer, a theatre critic who hates theatre. In this fast-paced comedy, audiences will find hilarity in not only the characters but also the ingenious plot twists.

February 13-15, 2020 @ 7:30 PM / February 16 @ 2 PM
Swanson Center Mainstage Theater

 


Trojan Women

Directed by Bill Gabelhausen

Trojan Women is widely considered the greatest anti-war play ever written, it remains both timeless and timely, a poignant meditation on the aftermath of battle. The play revolves around Hecuba, the fallen queen of Troy, and her grief at the loss of her city and her family at the conclusion of the Trojan War. The former Queen has her daughter, Cassandra, by her side along with her daughter -in-law, Andromache. Enter Helen of Troy, the cause of the war, as she pleads for her life to her husband Menelaus. Through dance and music, the chorus of enslaved Trojan women mirror the sorrow of the loss of Troy and ultimately their own freedom. 

April 16-18, 2020 @ 7:30 PM / April 19 @ 2 PM 
Black Box Theater