Henry the IV, Part I
By William Shakespere
Directed by David Skeele
King Henry's reign is a troubled one. His health is failing, and rebel troops are conspiring against him. While the rebels have a new star rising in their midst--the fiery young warrior Hotspur--the King's own son, Prince Hal, is spending his days slumming with the drunken Falstaff. Will Hotspur lead the rebels to victory? Or will Hal rouse himself from his stupor in time to stop him? Considered by many to be Shakespeare's greatest play, this one has it all: suspenseful intrigue, uproarious comedy and deeply moving tragedy.
Speaking in Tongues
By Andrew Bovell
Directed by Laura Smiley
In the first act of this psychological thriller two couples in unstable marriages inadvertently exchange partners in a night of adulterous encounters. The situations in the separate hotel rooms are so similar that at times both couples speak the same words. While Leon and Jane go through with the infidelity, Pete and Sonja do not, and the repercussions for both marriages are profound. In the second act we are introduced to a psychologist and her husband. The psychologist has disappeared on a deserted road after her car broke down. Was she murdered and, if so, why? As the play progresses and revelatory details accumulate, these two seemingly disparate stories become linked in a chain of coincidences that leads to an utterly unexpected conclusion.
Little Shop of Horrors
By Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Directed by Laura Smiley
A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a house-hold name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, “Little Shop Of Horrors” never fails to entertain.
Brave New Plays
Produced by David Skeele
Slippery Rock University Theatre Department new works festival returns to the main stage. New student written and student directed plays will make their debut on the Miller Auditorium stage. Don't miss this oppurtunity to see a great evening of original works.