Department of Theatre
The Pajama Game
A union strike at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Company generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping comedic love story. Sparks fly between the new superintendent and the leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 1/2 cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well. The energetic score brims with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway." This musical not only won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical, in 2006 it won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. The production will be directed by Patrick McGregor of Standing Room Only Theatre in Columbus Ohio, with music direction by Dr. David Tovey, Ohio State Mansfield. Join us for great theatre at the lowest prices in town. Ticket prices: $7 general admission;, $5 senior citizens, non-Ohio State and non-NC State students and Ohio State Mansfield and NC State faculty staff and accompanying family members; $2 Ohio State Mansfield and NC State students (with current validated ID). Students not presenting valid ID are charged the $5 student price).
Thursday October 6 at 7:00pm
Friday October 7 at 8:00pm
Saturday October 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday October 9 at 2:00pm
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Some of the most quoted lines in all of Shakespeare's works highlight this tragedy about politics and deceit. Revisit a world pulled apart by a charismatic leader, a viper's den of political operatives, the search for nobility in the midst of corruption and backroom deals, and crowds easily swayed by a silver-tongued master of opportunism and manipulation. The production is directed by Joseph Fahey, Associate Professor of Theatre at Ohio State Mansfield. Ticket prices: $7 general admission;, $5 senior citizens, non-Ohio State and non-NC State students and Ohio State Mansfield and NC State faculty staff and accompanying family members; $2 Ohio State Mansfield and NC State students (with current validated ID). Students not presenting valid ID are charged the $5 student price). Produced in cooperation with the Children's Theatre Foundation.
Friday November 4 at 7:00pm
Saturday November 5 at 8:00pm
Sunday November 6 at 2:00pm
God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
2009 Tony Award for Best Play
Produced by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
A playground fight between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
"[A] streamlined anatomy of the human animal…delivers the cathartic release of watching other people's marriages go boom. A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment." —NY Times.
excerpts from Blockbusters, Inc.
A New Play by Joseph Fahey and Renee Thompson
It’s Cleveland, 1968, and Bill and Ronnie are pros. They bust blocks in four easy steps: 1. sell one house in a white neighborhood to a black family, 2. terrify the neighbors into selling out at rock bottom prices, 3. buy those houses, hike the price, and sell to new black families, 4. repeat. Business is BOOMING, until …
Thursday March 2 at 7:00pm (Friends of the Theatre Reception immediately following this show)
Friday March 3 at 8:00pm
Saturday March 4 at 8:00pm
Sunday March 5 at 2:00pm