Bernadette (Brin Emerson) models for her husband, Kip (Cory Stonebrook), in the BGSU production of "Raised In Captivity."

Bernadette (Brin Emerson) models for her husband, Kip (Cory Stonebrook), in the BGSU production of "Raised In Captivity."

Fall theatre season opens with 'Raised in Captivity'

The theatre and film department will present Nicky Silver’s dark comedy “Raised in Captivity Oct. 2-5 in the Joe E. Brown Theatre in University Hall. Evening performances Thursday through Saturday will begin at 8 p.m.; matinees on Saturday and Sunday begin at 2 p.m.

Nominated for Outstanding Play by the Drama Desk Awards in 1995, the contemporary comedy follows estranged siblings Sebastian and Bernadette as they come to terms with how a difficult childhood has shaped their relationships and fueled their neuroses as adults. By turns painfully dark and hilarious, “Raised in Captivity” is for mature audiences only. It is directed by Dr. Lesa Lockford, theatre and film.

“Raised in Captivity” will be the department’s first full production to be entered into the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival competition in decades. BGSU students participate on the individual level every year. 

Single tickets are $12 for students/adults and $5 for senior citizens. Children’s tickets are not available for this show. Group rates are available. Contact the theatre box office at 2-2719 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Season ahead
The remainder of the season includes:
• “Godspell,” by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 23-25 and 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 in the Joe E. Brown Theatre.
• The annual Newcomers Showcase, “Five by Ives,”an evening of one-act comedies by David Ives, at 8 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Joe E. Brown Theatre.
•  An all-new production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, adapted by Margaret McCubbin, theatre and film, with performances at 8 p.m. Dec. 3-6 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre of University Hall. 

Tickets for all performances are $5 for senior citizens over 65, $12 for students and other adults, and $6 for children under 12. A special family package is offered for “A Christmas Carol”; purchase two adult tickets and up to three children’s tickets for just $25. Group ticket prices are also available for all performances. Contact the box office at 2-2719 for details.

Additionally, the theatre and film department and the College of Musical Arts will offer the New VoicesConcert at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.  Tickets will be available from the musical arts box office at 2-8171.

September 22, 2008