This collection of different stories was performed by actors who portrayed multiple roles in tales adapted from the Brothers Grimm and Aesop.
Set in Ireland in 1936, this Brian Friel play shows what happens when a unique family setting is disturbed by the arrival of new people and technology.
This performance explored the meaning of life through the works of William Shakespeare. In this "devised theater" performance, cast members were given an idea, then worked together to develop their script.
Written by brothers Robert and Willie Reale, this play details the woodland adventures of two companions, a toad and frog, as they interact with various other animals throughout the course of a year. The musical is based off of the popular children's Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel.
This Lisa Dillman drama follows the story of Carrie, a young writer studying the cases of woman institutionalized for "hysteria" and behavioral disorders in the 19th and 20th centuries.
This untraditional farce featured the comic goings-on of a younger cast, forming a tangled web of lies involving mistaken identities and scandalous secrets. Robin Hawdon’s adaptation of this charade from 1991 is a comedy about a married couple who are both involved with other people, or at least they think they are, and is set during a weekend getaway in a French country house. Emily West, a junior theater and journalism and mass communication dual major, acted as the play’s set dresser, designing the aesthetics of the set and the color palette for the production.
This adaptation of Sophocles’ “Antigone,” by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, tells the dramatic story of the children of Oedipus, cursed by the gods for their father’s mistake. The acts of passion and retribution are retold this time in the spare, modern language that is the hallmark of Heaney’s writing.
Live music was part of the action on stage as St. Bonaventure music faculty and student musicians provided original musical scoring for “The Burial at Thebes.”
Terror hit the stage through the production of "Dracula" in the historic Garret Theater. This adaptation by Scottish playwright Liz Lockhead brought Bram Stoker's eerie and passionate tale to life. SBU Theater cast and crew created both a thrilling and rather scary experience.
The 2010 One Act Festival included works by Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, both Nobel Prize winners; David Ives, a noted Broadway and Off-Broadway writer whose one-act plays have been popular with SBU Theater audiences; and Lawrence G. Smith, an Artie Award-nominated playwright who has had several works performed regionally, including one that’s playing at Buffalo’s Alleyway Theater.
The audience was taken on a journey through the strange and unusual, from being trapped in a manipulative desert to watching a noted historical figure reliving his own demise over and over. The evening included Pinter’s hard-hitting examination of state-sanctioned torture, an exploration of loneliness, as well as silent pieces for two moving bodies in the style of Japanese Buto.
St. Bonaventure students entertained audiences with a production of the comedy "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare. The story is based on love, deception and finding one's true self. It revolved around the lives of two feuding brothers and a woman who runs away, dressed as a man, to fool lovers and protect herself.
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