2013-2014 Productions

Oklahoma! - Oct. 9 - 20

Rodgers & Hammerstein?s

Oklahoma!

Directed by Peter Reynolds

Wednesday, October 9 ? Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rodgers & Hammerstein?s definitive and timeless landmark musical about a small Oklahoma territory town in the earlier twentieth century. For decades, audiences have enjoyed the love story of farm girl Laurie and cowboy Curley, set against the background of a changing nation. Featuring a cast of thirty-five and a full orchestra from Temple?s Boyer College of Music and Dance, this production is a spectacular celebration of the 75th anniversary of this American classic.

The Brother/Sister Plays - Nov. 13 - 24

A Philadelphia Premiere

The Brother/Sister Plays

by Tarell Alvin McCraney

(Part 1)

In the Red and Brown Water

Directed by Liz Carlson

(Part 2)

The Brothers Size

Directed by Lee Kenneth Richardson

Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet

Directed by David Girard

Wednesday, November 13 - Sunday, November 24, 2013

performed in Repertory

A Philadelphia premiere of the complete trilogy of interconnected stories set in southern urban Louisiana by one of the nation?s most exciting new playwrights. Drawing on African mythology, McCraney spins a spiritual web of youthful yearning and blooming desire that embraces the intimate complexities of the contemporary African-American experience. The play, In the Red and Brown Water, is a coming-of-age story of Oya, a talented teenage athlete navigating her transition to womanhood. The Brothers Size examines the real and imaginary elements that confine brothers Ooshi and Ogun. In the final play, young Marcus, misunderstood by his friends and family, must come to terms with his history, his sexuality, and his future. At once both poetically mythic and emotionally grounded, McCraney?s theatrical voice is utterly sublime, unique and deeply powerful.

Macbeth - Feb. 12 - 22

William Shakespeare?s

Macbeth

Directed by Dan Kern

Wednesday, February 12 ? Saturday, February 22, 2014

Shakespeare?s finest tragedy about corrup?tion of power and consequences of blind ambition. The enduring and powerful classic is vividly brought to life by seasoned professional director and acting faculty member Dan Kern.

Hair - Mar. 6 - Apr. 6

Hair

Book & Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Music by Galt MacDermot

Directed by Brandon McShaffrey

Wednesday, March 26 ? Sunday, April 6, 2014

This watershed 1960s musical remains timely and popular because of its countercultural commentary on love, war, politics and youthful rebellion. Claude, Berger, and friends attempt to reconcile their bursting desire for personal freedom with the traditional expectations of their parents and society. The story of one group?s struggle to live out their ideals amid a chaotic world, Hair not only defined a generation, but also the future of the rock musical genre.

Odd Girl Out - Apr. 23 - May 3

A World Premiere

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

Adapted & directed by Douglas C. Wager

From the book by Rachel Simmons

Wednesday, April 23 ? Saturday, May 3, 2014

The world premiere of an original verbatim docudrama revealing the hidden, heartbreaking world of bullying and relational aggression among pre-teen and teenage girls, based on the seminal, ground-breaking work of nationally and internationally renowned researcher, author and "Girlpower" advocate, Rachel Simmons..

New Voices: Workshop Productions - Oct. 10 - 19

Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Temple Theaters presents

New Voices: Workshop Productions

October 10 ? 19, 2013

By George - Spring 2014

The George and Joy Abbott Center for Musical Theater presents

The Annual ?By George? Concert-Musical

Spring 2014

Please check the Full Season Theater, Film & Media Arts Calendar throughout the year for additional performances and workshops.