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The 2013-2014 Season

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

directed by: Kate Clarke

Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

when: October 17-19, 2013 &
23-25, 2013 @ 7:30pm
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where: Suzanne von Liebig Theatre

“Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end”! –Music Theatre International

Juniata Theatre presents on this comedic gem brought to you by the same team as “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”.

Hothouse

workshop: led by Peggy Stafford

new plays: by Neal Utterback &
Peggy Stafford will be read

open: to the public - free admission
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when: November 11-12, 2013 @ 7:30pm

where: Suzanne von Liebig Theatre
(movement studio space)

Inspired by “Page to Stage” programs at regional theatres such as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, Hothouse will be an ongoing November tradition at Juniata, where we showcase readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals being developed by regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers. Juniata student work will be featured in writing and acting projects over the two-week development period. Featured playwright for 2013 will be NYC-based educator, screenwriter and playwright, Peggy Stafford. Ms. Stafford’s plays have been produced or developed by P73, Women’s Project, Soho Rep, Dixon Place, Bottom’s Dream, HERE, The Playhouse (Northern Ireland), Annex Theatre, On The Boards, and Empty Space Theatre. She was a member of the Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab and her play Little Miss 1565 was developed through their Phase 2 Program. She is an affiliated artist with New Georges and a member of the Women’s Project Playwright’s Lab. Her film, A Problem With Sharks, premiered in 2002 at The Seattle International Film Festival and screened nationally. Ms. Stafford holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bennington College, and studied playwriting with Maria Irene Fornes, Mac Wellman, Paula Vogel, and Jeff Jones through Pataphysics Playwriting Workshops at The Flea Theater. She recently received a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. Ms. Stafford also teaches playwriting at PS10 in Brooklyn.

Juniata Theatre Senior Capstones

open: to the public - free admission

when: December 5-6, 2013 @ 7:30pm

where: Suzanne von Liebig theatre

Free!

Performances, installations, and design by our talented Senior Theatre Performance POE’s. Showcasing and presenting the work of: Libby Casey, Jessica Haggerty-Denison, Gary Shoemaker, Phil Oberholzer, Sara Lucchini, Lara Schaffer, and Lauren Hitzhusen

Christmas Carol: the reading

director: Neal Utterback

when: December 9, 2013 @ 7:30pm

where: Suzanne von Liebig Theatre
(movement studio space)

Free!

Mark your calendars! Charles Dickens’ classic tale of the power of love and compassion winning over cynicism and, well, bahumbuggism gets brought to life in a staged reading at Juniata College’s Halbritter Center for Performing Arts. This 90-minute holiday favorite, adapted by Mary Hausch and directed by Neal Utterback, features the talents of some of Juniata College’s finest performance POEs. The show is free to all but donations of any size will be welcomed and all proceeds will go to benefit the JC Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation.

We hope everyone will come ring in the holiday season with a familiar classic and support a great community foundation!

The Importance of Being Earnest

playwright: Oscar Wilde
director: Neal Utterback

when: February 20-22, 27, 28, 2013 &
March 1, 2013 @ 7:30pm
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where: Suzanne von Liebig Theatre

Fuel up your Vespa, break out the beats, and join us for the Wildest dance party this spring as we transform The von Liebig Theatre into the hippest scene this side of The Flamingo Club. The Juniata College Theatre proudly strikes a decidedly stylish pose with a 1960s British Mod remix of The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s most enduring play about identity, truth, love...and, of course, style. “In matters of grave importance,” after all, “style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.” Blurring the boundaries between actor and audience, yesterday and tomorrow, we will share fabulous fashion, food, and fun, and dance to some of most enduring music of any generation in a party hosted by the hippest cat in town, O.W. The great Aesthete once wrote, “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” We couldn’t agree more.

SOLO:

open: to the public - free admission

when: April 9-11, 2013 @ 7:30pm

where: Suzanne von Liebig Theatre
(movement studio space)

Free!

A weekend of original short pieces written and performed by Theatre Performance Students. Mentored by Rick Wamer (The Factory). This is the Theatre’s contribution to the Liberal Arts Symposium, and is free of charge all nights.