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Trumbull Theatre Productions

2013-14 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.

2013-14 Kent Trumbull Theatre Schedule

Day Trips
Written by Jo Carson
Directed by Daniel-Raymond Nadon
October 4, 5 & 12 at 8 p.m.
October 6 & 13 at 3 p.m.

Pat is the caretaker of both her mother, Irene (stricken with Alzheimer's disease), and her grandmother, Rose (lonely and in need of help). The play involves a series of day trips which Pat takes with the pair which evoke memories of similar trips the trio made when Pat was a little girl, and Irene was still capable. "Daytrips" piercingly illuminates the troubling and complicated effects of old age and disease on already troubled and complicated relationships.

Snow White
Written and directed by Iosif Schneiderman
December 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m.
December 8 & 15 at 3 p.m.

Iosif Schneiderman, an internationally known Deaf performing artist, will direct a production of the well-known story of Snow White in a refreshingly unique style and form. Deaf Snow White, will use D/deaf and hearing performers/designers and offer a sign/talk back session after selected performances. Appropriate and fun for the whole family, we call this project "The Stage as Sign" to promote understanding of, and connections between, the D/deaf and hearing worlds.

Spring Awakening
Written by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Daniel-Raymond Nadon
March 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 8 p.m.
March 16 & 23 at 3 p.m.

First performed under heavy censorship in 1906 Germany, Wedekind's play was controversial in its own time. Later developed into a Broadway musical, the original version was (and our production will be) performed in the style of theatrical Expressionism. The play, unsentimentally, traces the dawning sexual awareness of four teenagers - Melchior, Moritz, Wendla and Hansy - who, in their painfully funny contradictions, are at once too innocent and not remotely innocent at all. The play remains fresh and unsettling even in our contemporary culture.

For further information, call 330-675-8887 or e-mail