Dixie State University is pleased not only to announce their 2015-16 season but also to introduce the brightest generation of DSU theatre students ever.
The DSU Theatre Department 2015-16 season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 24, with the dark comedy, “God of Carnage,” written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton. In “God of Carnage,” a playground altercation brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents. Diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, the gloves come off, leaving the couples in tatters. “God of Carnage” is co-directed by Michael Harding and DSU senior Tiffany Herzog and runs from Sept. 24-26 and from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3.
In the musical, “Barnum”—with book by Mark Bramble, lyrics by Michael Stewart, and music by Cy Coleman—Phineas Barnum attempts to create a circus in which the main attractions are freaks of society; however, to appease his wife, he gives up the show. After she dies, Barnum returns to the business, forming a partnership with James Baily to bring us “The Greatest Show on Earth.” “Barnum” is directed by Dr. Kathryn Syssoyeva and runs from Nov. 5-7 and from Nov. 10-14.
Opening Jan. 28, DSU Theatre Department’s Mark Houser and his devised theatre production students bring Herman Melville’s timeless great American novel, “Moby Dick,” to the stage with “The White Whale.” The new work is an exciting adventure and runs from Jan. 28-30 and from Feb. 2-6.
Finally, in William Wycherley‘s restoration comedy, “The Country Wife,” Horner, a notorious man-about-town has an ingenious scheme to seduce many women of London society. Meanwhile, Pinchwife desperately attempts to keep his naive new bride from the clutches of London bachelors, but when she and Horner meet, events spiral out of control. “The Country Wife” has been adapted by Michael Harding, Mindi Kirk, and Alex Pizzo. Harding will also direct, and the show runs from Feb. 25-27 and from March 1-5.