Our 40th Season!
Old Friends and New Beginnings!
Glass Theatre is excited to celebrate our 40th year! It's a season about old friends and new beginnings!
First is Charles Mee's play, Big Love. Based on Based on Aeschylus's The Suppliants, it is about fifty brides who flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. The play takes the plot of the original Greek play into modern times, including an ambush by helicopter! While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the characters raise issues of gender politics, love, and relationship dynamics. This play will be presented in the Alumni Studio Theatre September 30-October 2.
Celebrated Glass Theatre director Jim Ackley returns to direct I Hate Hamlet in the EC Glass Auditorium October 21-23. Written by Paul Rudnick about his real-life home at the time, the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part. As a celebration of our 40th season, the cast for this show will feature a combination of current student actors as well as EC Glass Theatre alumni who are now theatre professionals.
Coming November 12-13, MTI's All Together Now will be produced as a special Glass Theatre event. A special musical revue put together by MTI to aid theatre programs in rebuilding from the losses of COVID-19 shutdowns, this special event will feature notable songs from Broadway classics to modern musicals.
Our spring musical is Disney's Mary Poppins and sure to be a crowd pleaser! One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This musical will perform in the EC Glass Auditorium April 1-3 and 8-10.
Our Mainstage Season will wrap up with a Night of New Works, featuring work from our Playwriting students and produced by Glass Theatre students. This night is exclusively student directed and student run and will be in the Alumni Studio Theatre May 13-14.