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IU Theatre 2013: Cloud 9

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Cloud 9

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Rob Heller

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December 6, 7, 10-13, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
December 14 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Wells-Metz Theatre

 

 

Synopsis

In this innovative, gender-bending comedy, British playwright Caryl Churchill challenges the conventions of Victorian society and colonialism, then tests the boundaries of sexual freedom. The avant-garde plot takes the characters from British Colonial-era Africa to 1970s London, aging them merely 25 years in the process. Women play men’s roles, men play women’s roles, and everyone switches roles in Act Two! This show will push audiences out of their comfort zones, making them think while they laugh.

“An era-hopping, thought-provoking study of sex and its discontents.” – The Seattle Times

Ronald WainscottThursday, December 5, at 5:30 p.m. Studio Theatre
2nd floor of the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center
"The Politics of Sexuality; or, Is Sex a Political Act?"
A Theatre Circle Lecture by Ronald Wainscott

Ronald Wainscott's specialization is American theatre. He is an NEH Fellow and multiple grant recipient, author of four books, Theatre: Collaborative Acts, Allyn & Bacon, 2003 and 2007 (co-written with Kathy Fletcher) and currently in its third edition; Plays Onstage: An Anthology, Allyn & Bacon (co-edited with Kathy Fletcher); The Emergence of the Modern American Theatre, 1914-1929, Yale University Press, 1997; and Staging O'Neill: The Experimental Years, 1920-1934, Yale University Press, 1988.

He is currently writing articles and a new book on theatrical and dramatic struggles with decorum, immodesty, and censorship. Ron has led several popular seminars on Caryl Churchill and her plays.

Cast

Kristen Alesia (Ellen / Soldier)

Elaine Cotter (Mrs. Saunders / Victoria)

Nichole Eberle (Maud / Lin)

Evelyn Gaynor (Edward / Betty)

David Gordon-Johnson (Joshua / Martin)

Joshua Krause (Clive / Edward)

Nathan Robbins (Betty / Gerry)

Adam St. John (Harry / Cathy)


Production Team

Rob Heller (Director)

Robbie Stanton (Costume Designer)

Andrea Ball (Scenic Designer)

Carrie Barton (Lighting Designer)

Sandy Everett (Technical Director / Technology)

Derek Jones (Sound Designer / Original Music / Master Electrician)

Chris Rhoton (Scenic Painter)

Bradley Shaw (Props Master)

Adam Cochran (Composer)

Willem Oosthuysen (Composer for "A Boy's Best Friend")

Maggie McCoy (Assistant to the Director)

Helen Cappannelli (Stage Manager)

Jared Haffner (Assistant Stage Manager)

Zach Conrad (Assistant Stage Manager)

Henry A. McDaniel III (Voice, Texts, Dialects)

Adam McLean (Fight Choreographer)