Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tulane University Announces 2012-2013 Season

Tulane University’s Department of Theatre & Dance proudly announces their 2012-2013 season which explores classical and contemporary performance in equal balance.

 A Night of Chekhov One-Acts 
October 16-21 – Lupin Theater
Written by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Jessica Podewell
This evening of Chekhov’s one acts features two farcical pieces: The Proposal, about the courtship process and marriage, and The Bear, the story of an indebted widow, an angry landowner, and an argument about the nature of love.

 The Lesson 
October 30-November 4 – Lab Theater
Written by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Antony Sandoval
Ionesco’s absurdist comedy weaves a story about failed communication between a Professor and his Pupil only for it to tragically end and begin again.

Gogol’s Waltzes 
November 15-18 – Lupin Theater
Directed by Lev Shulman
Lev Shulman, Russian guest artist, directs this evening of dance is based on Nikolai Gogol’s Petersburg Tales. The performance is choreographed by students and faculty in the Newcomb Dance Program.

February 26-March 3 – Lupin Theater
Written by Leah Napolin
Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky
In this retelling of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s classic story, Yentl, a brilliant young scholar, defies tradition by disguising herself as a man so she can continue her studies. Featuring contemporary music by Jill Sobule, this is both an uorthodox love story and parable for our time.

Above the Oaks 
April 4-7 – McWilliams 300
Choreography by the Newcomb Dance Program Faculty
Performed by the Newcomb Dance Company
The Newcomb Dance Company presents their spring dance concert in the intimate performance space of McWilliams Room 300, which is nestled above the oaks on Tulane’s Newcomb campus.

Almost, Maine 
April 16-21 – Lupin Theater
Written by John Cariani
Directed by Sara Valentine
Set in the small, mythic town of Almost, Maine, this romantic play is a series of 9 short vignettes exploring love and loss.