Rodgers & Hammerstein?s
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.
A Philadelphia Premiere
The Brother/Sister Plays
by Tarell Alvin McCraney
In the Red and Brown Water
Directed by Liz Carlson
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.
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.
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.
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..
Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Temple Theaters presents
New Voices: Workshop Productions
October 10 ? 19, 2013
The George and Joy Abbott Center for Musical Theater presents
The Annual ?By George? Concert-Musical
Please check the Full Season Theater, Film & Media Arts Calendar throughout the year for additional performances and workshops.