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Main Stage

Bacchae 2.1
October 22 - 24 at 8PM, October 24 & 25 at 3PM

The ancient and the modern collide in Charles Mee's richly poetic gender study, THE BACCHAE 2.1. In addition to Euripides' text, the script draws from German literary theorist Klaus Theweleit's MALE FANTASIES, Valerie Solanas' The S.C.U.M. MANIFESTO and Joan Nestle's LESBIAN HERSTORY ARCHIVES. All find their place in this highly sensual theatrical celebration of the god Dionysus. THE BACCHAE 2.1 features original music written by Anthony Di Bartolo, performed by a live ensemble including guest artists Douglas Mapp, Adeline Tomasone, Tim Schwarz and Dean Witten of the Rowan Music Faculty.

Mature subject matter and language.

Making Trouble: Dance of the Future
December 4 & 5 at 8PM, December 5 & 6 at 3PM

Inspired by revolutionary, innovative dance artists who agitated, made trouble, and ultimately changed the way we experience the world, this second installment of MAKING TROUBLE meditates on modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan's 1903 manifesto, THE DANCE OF THE FUTURE.

Supporting the cutting-edge mission and vision of our new BA in Dance, Paule Turner will facilitate collaborations between choreographers Dr. Leslie Elkins and Beau Hancock, designers and students to develop two unique, movement driven performances. Each "experiment" explores the question: How do artists begin making dance and what kind of trouble will arise when given the same set, costume, text and sound concepts?

The Women
February 25-27 at 8PM, February 27- 28 at 3PM

Clare Booth Luce's comic masterpiece dissects traditional marriage through the eyes of an all-female cast. This humorous social critique of the pampered lives and power struggles of Manhattan socialites reveals the true emotions that lie behind artifice. This classic ran for nearly two years on Broadway in the 1930's and has been made into two feature films. In collaboration with EgoPo Classic Theater, this production boasts a powerful acting ensemble featuring some of Philly's best actresses and Rowan's most talented theater majors.

April 14-16 at 8PM, April 17 at 2PM in Pfleeger Concert Hall

Winner! 1982 Tony Award for Best Musical
Winner! 2003 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical

This spectacular musical delighted Broadway theatergoers in a hit revival in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas. NINE is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film. Meanwhile, he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life, which soon become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story. NINE has also been adapted into a major motion picture from Rob Marshall, the acclaimed director of the 2002 film version of CHICAGO.

"A rich and thrilling night of theatre. " - The New York Post
"A galloping fantasy [with a] ravishingly inventive and tuneful score." - The New York Times
"Has been impressively reborn... Yeston's score comes across with extraordinary power." - New York Daily News

Lab Theatre Show

October 1-3, 2015

Unusuals Anonymous
November 5-7, 2015

Schoolgirl Figure
February 11 at 8:00 pm
February 12 at 8:00 pm
February 13 at 2:00 pm 8:00 pm

April 21-23, 2016

Dance Extensions Show

PAST/Present... FUTURE
April 29, 30 @ 8pm and May 1 @ 3pm

PAST/Present... FUTURE highlights nine excerpts of previous and current movement driven pieces performed throughout the history of Dance Extensions. Choreographers Melanie Stewart, Paule Turner, Beau Hancock, and Samantha Rizzo have contributed their artistry to furthering dance education and performance to our community.