2016-2017 General Information

 

Address: 8560 26th Avenue, Kenosha, WI

Theatre Office Phone: 262-359-2163

Advisor: Mr. Nicolas Cicerale and Ms. Vanessa Soward

Student Officers: Brooke Halvorsen (President), Ash Whitaker (Chairperson of Public Relations), Erin Dillon (Chairperson of Fundraising), Sam Kuchta (Chairperson of Theatre Maintenance), Kelsey Robinson (Chairperson of Activities), and Renata Orth (Technical Manager)

Directors: Mr. Nicolas Cicerale, Ms. Felicia Dominguez, and Ms. Vanessa Soward

Technical Director: Mr. Daniel Shimon

 

Performance Information

 

Equus by Peter Shaffer

Audition Dates: September 8th and 9th in the Tremper Studio Theater (Room 120)

Performance Dates: November 3-5, 10-12

Performance Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Tremper Studio Theater (Room 120)

Cost: $5.00 for students & staff, $10.00 for senior citizens, and $12.00 for adults

Synopsis: Dr. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. This very passion is as foreign to Dysart as the act itself. To the boy's parents it is a hideous mystery; Alan has always adored horses. To Dysart it is a psychological puzzle that leads both doctor and patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic confrontation.

Director: Mr. Nicolas Cicerale

Stage Manager: Brooke Halvorsen

Assistant Stage Manager: Hannah Strickland

 

The Spitfire Grill  Music and Book by James Valcq and Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley

Performance Dates: January 19-21, 26-28

Performance Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Tremper Studio Theater (Room 120)

Cost: $5.00 for students & staff, $10.00 for senior citizens, and $12.00 for adults

Synopsis: A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill. 

Director: Ms. Felicia Dominguez

Stage Manager: Dana Lehman

Assistant Stage Manager: Arica Bauer

 

The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

Audition Dates: December 1st and 2nd in the Tremper Studio Theater (Room 120)

Performance Dates: March 9-11, 16-18

Performance Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Tremper Auditorium

Cost: $5.00 for students & staff, $10.00 for senior citizens, and $12.00 for adults

Synopsis: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Director: Ms. Vanessa Soward

Stage Manager: Sam Kuchta

Assistant Stage Manager: Renee Grotthuss

 

Argonautika by Mary Zimmerman

Audition Dates: February 27th and 28th in the Tremper Studio Theater (Room 120)

Performance Dates: May 18-20, 25-27

Performance Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Tremper Studio Theater (Room 120)

Cost: $5.00 for students & staff, $10.00 for senior citizens, and $12.00 for adults

Synopsis: Mary Zimmerman transforms the story of Jason and the Argonauts into a mesmerizing piece of theater.  Encountering an array of daunting challenges in their first voyage of the world, Jason and his crew illustrate the essence of all such journeys to follow – their unpredictability, their inspiring and overwhelming breadth of emotion, their lessons in the inevitability of failure and loss.  Bursts of humor and fantastical creatures enrich a story whose characters reveal remarkable complexity.

Director: Mr. Nicolas Cicerale

Stage Managers: Erin Dillon and Marina Modica

STUDENT DIRECTED PRODUCTION:

Letters to Sala by Arlene Hutton

Audition Dates: December 8th and 9th in the Tremper Studio Theater (Room 120)

Performance Dates: February 16-18

Performance Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Tremper Studio Theater (Room 120)

Cost: Free

Synopsis: Adapted from the book Sala’s Gift by Ann Kirschner and based on a true account, Letters to Sala is a remarkable story of a young girl's survival during wartime Germany. Five years. Seven Nazi labor camps. Over 350 hidden letters. Sala Garncarz Kirschner kept her secret for over fifty years, concealing her incredibly painful history in a Spill and Spell box. Everything changes when Sala reveals the cache to her grown daughter, Ann. Through scholarly research, Ann discovers that her mother has made a historically significant impact on Holocaust documentation. As Ann processes her own reaction to her mother's story, her daughters, Caroline and Elisabeth, also realize for the first time the weight of their Jewish heritage. Simultaneously, Ann's study of the letters throws Sala into the past again. She relives her youth, recalling her naïve desire for adventure, the disillusionment of her life in the work camps, and her loss of communication with the outside world as the war progressed around her. Three generations of Kirschner women must work together to sift through the past and come to terms with the true gravity of Sala's letters.

Director: Renata Orth

Stage Manager: Ash Whitaker