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Trumbull Theatre Productions

2014-15 Kent Trumbull Theatre Season

Kent State University at Trumbull Theatre

Under the direction and guidance of Dr. Daniel Nadon, the Kent State Trumbull Theatre produces many show and performances that generate rave reviews from local critics as well as the general public.  The shows are usually performed by theatre students, but sometimes include outside talent.

The Kent State Trumbull Theatre presents four productions annually throughout the university season (September-May) and three more as part of the Summer Stock program (May-August), which includes an active youth theatre component. In addition, they offer coursework in acting, directing, playwriting, script analysis, multicultural theatre as well as performance and technical practicum.

The Kent State Trumbull Theatre is located across from the library and students are offered free or reduced admission to encourage attendance at all productions.

2014-15 Kent Trumbull Theatre Schedule

  • Steel Magnolias
    Written by Robert Harling
    Directed by Daniel-Raymond Nadon
    October 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 8 p.m.
    October 12 & 19 at 3 p.m.

    This comedy–drama centers around the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. It is based on the author’s experience with his sister's death. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel". The magnolia specifically references a magnolia tree they are arguing about at the beginning of the play, which was adapted into the film starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, and Julia Roberts.
  • A Skakespeare Christmas Carol
    Written by Dylan Aaron White
    Directed by Jim Canacci
    December 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 8 p.m.
    December 7 & 14 at 3 p.m.

    This production was written by Kent Trumbull student White, who adapted Charles Dickens' classic tale, placing the bard himself in the “role” of Scrooge. The play, simply and directly tells the story of the redemption of a human soul. It follows the ever-powerful story of Shakespeare/Scrooge, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous human being. Good for the whole family, the play remains a Christmas “classic.”
  • Macbeth
    Written by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Daniel-Raymond Nadon
    March 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 8 p.m.
    March 15 & 22 at 3 p.m.

    This drama is one of the great tragedies of William Shakespeare. It has been described as a dark symphony of fear and miscalculation. The Scottish Play, as theatre people refer to it, begins with a prophecy by the three witches warning Macbeth of his ultimate “fate.” Even as his fate is predicted, Macbeth is the willing pursuant of choices that lead to his own downfall. The play illustrates the traditional Shakespearean themes of ambition, fate, deception and treachery. Packed with dramatic scenes, sword fights, ghostly visitations and bloody “hands,” the play is a must-see for theatre and history enthusiasts alike.

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