SEPT 30 - OCT 9, 2005Throughout the ages the theatre has been the Crucible of change where new passions come to life, and human frailties and contradictions are challenged. The NDNU Theatre Department continued this tradition with a series of diverse and provocative plays.
$15 adults, $8 seniors and students, Free to NDNU students
Real Women Have Curvesby Josefina Lopez, directed by R. Dutch Fritz
This is an outrageously funny story of five Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under. This play, a microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, celebrates real women's bodies, the power of women, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together. THE CAST
Anna - Jessica Rine
Estela - Isha Leon
Carmen - Crystal Villafane
Panetta - Vanessa Bautista
Rosali - Cassandra Sasano
Dearborn Heightsby Cassandra Medley, directed by R. Dutch Fritz
Two young women discover the meaning of racism and friendship all before lunch is served. THE CAST
Grace - Marianna Davis
Clare - Julia Louise Hosack
Shakespeare's Victories, Victims and Villainsby William Shakespeare,directed by Sherri Young
featuring provacative scenes from: Measure For Measure, The Merchant Of Venice, The Tempest, Othello, and The Taming Of The Shrew THE CAST
Measure for Measure:
Isabella - Sarah Rose Butler
Angelo - Justin Basl
Claudio - Joe Toomey
Servant - Brady Boyd The Merchant Of Venice:
Shylock - Justin Basl
Duke - Laura Hill
Antonio - Joe Toomey
Portia - Laura Woodruff
Nerissa - Megan Northup
Clerk - Amanda Dreschler
Bailiff - Sarah Rose Butler
Bassanio - Adam Ellison The Tempest:
Caliban - Joe Paganucci
Stephano - Megan Northup
Trinculo - Kate Schmidt
Ariel - Laura Hill
Propsero - Adam Ellison Othello:
Desdemona - Amanda Dreschler
Lago - Heidi Olson
Emilia - Kate Schmidt
Othello - Efrain Ibarra Taming Of The Shrew:
Kate - Heidi Olson
Petruchio - Brady Boyd
Baptista - Joe Paganucci
Hortensio - Efrain Ibarra
Grumio - Justin Basl
Tailor - Laura Woodruff
Haber Dasher - Adam Ellison
Producer - Michael B. Elkins
Assistant Producer - Mary Hill
Scenic Design - R. Dutch Fritz
Costume Design - Katherine Mills
Light Design - R. Dutch Fritz
Sound Design - Aasiya Tuckson, Sherri Young
Master Electrician - Tom R. Earlywine
Shop Foreman - Tom R. Earlywine
Shop Assistant - Jose Gonzales
Box Office - Arts Management Class
House Manager - Mary Hill
Justin Basl is a senior at NDNU working on a Bachelor's in Musical Theater. He has been seen in The Rose Tattoo, Songs for a New World, Dead Man Walking, The Music of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, 1940s Radio Hour, Oklahoma!, and NDNU Muves Dance Showcase.
Adam Ellison is a sophomore at NDNU and is working toward a BA Theater. Past performances include Dead Man Walking, The Music of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Oklahoma!, and NDNU Muves Dance Showcase
Laura Hill is a freshman this year here at NDNU studying Theatre Arts and Dance. She has performed in many productions at NDNU Theater including Lysistrata, The Music of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, The Rover, Rags, and NDNU Muves Dance Showcase.
Julia Louise Hosack is a Junior at NDNU, working on her Musical Theatre Major. Julia has performed in Lavie Parisienne, Songs For A New World, The Magic Flute, The Rose Tattoo, Oklahoma!, The Music of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Dead Man Walking, The Merry Widow, and NDNU Muves Dance Showcase. She was also choreographer for The Magic Flute.
Efrain Lazcano-Ibarra is a Junior at NDNU, studying to become both a Musical Theatre and Business Major. He has performed Lysistrata, The Merry Widow, Dead Man Walking, Oklahoma!, and NDNU Muves Dance Showcase.
Isha Leon is a Senior at NDNU, majoring in Musical Theatre with a Dance minor. She has been seen in The Merry Widow and The Magic Flute, Dead Man Walking, Lysistrata, The Rose Tattoo, The 1940's Radio Hour, Barnhouse Effect, Blood Wedding, Oklahoma!, NDNU Muves Dance Showcase and Viva la Musica.
Jessica Rine is a Junior at NDNU pursuing a B.F.A in Musical Theater, and a B.A. in English. Past productions include, Dead Man Walking, Labor Day Theater Festival 2004, The Music of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Lysistrata, The Rose Tattoo (for which she was nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship), and NDNU Muves Dance Showcase. She has also worked backstage for NDNU's The Merry Widow and The Magic Flute, and was Stage Manager for Oklahoma!.
Cassandra Sasano is a Senior here at NDNU majoring in Theater Arts. Her past productions here at NDNU include Blood Wedding, The Music of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, The Rose Tattoo, NDNU Muves Dance Showcase and Dead Man Walking.
Katerina Schmidt is a double major here at NDNU in Theatre Arts and English. She has performed in many of the NDNU productions including Lysistrata, Dead Man Walking, The Music of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and NDNU Muves Dance Showcase.