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Quad C Theatre Announces 2000-2001 Season


Quad C Theatre Announces 2000-2001 Season

Released on July 17, 2000-A blistering portrait of modern American culture, an interactive evening of song and dance and a live radio show are on the playbill for the Quad C Theatre's 2000-2001 season at Collin County Community College.

The nationally recognized student/community theater company has scheduled four productions, plus its annual DramaPALOOZA! intercollegiate competition. Quad C Theatre will present:

"subUrbia" by Eric Bogosian, examining three aimless, bitter young men who are denied the American dream and plant the seeds of alienation from society. This play is far from "Leave It to Beaver." Bogosian called it "a disturbing portrait of ground zero in the culture of darkness." Brad Baker will direct, Oct. 12-22 in the John Anthony Theatre.

"Don't Rock the Jukebox," an "amusical" revue by Brad Baker, James McQuillen and Jennifer Laws. This will be an interactive evening of tunes from Broadway, pop, rock, gospel and rhythm and blues as selected by vote of the audience. The creative team behind such recent Quad C Theatre hits as "Gypsy" and "A New Brain" conceived "Jukebox" as a karaoke evening gone nuts. Dec. 7-17, Black Box Theatre.

"Alien Voices," a live "radio show" written by Leonard Nimoy and John DeLancie, both "Star Trek" veterans. They created this show as a format for dramatizing such science fiction stories as H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine," Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World." The Quad C Theatre hopes to feature one of the authors in their production, which will be directed and designed by Craig "Yo" Erickson, Feb. 22-March 4, John Anthony Theatre.

A play by one of Spain's greatest writers, Federico Garc’a Lorca. On the anniversary of the 100th year of his creative life, the Quad C Theatre will present one of Lorca's most acclaimed plays, either "Yerma," "Blood Wedding" or "The House of Bernarda Alba." Under the direction of Gail Cronauer, this production will combine elements of Andalusian folklore with sophisticated and often surrealistic poetic techniques. April 26-May 6, Black Box Theatre.

For the seventh year, the Quad C Theatre will host the Texas state competition of the American College Theatre Festival with eight colleges and universities performing their best works during DramaPALOOZA! 2000, Oct. 25-29. For information about season tickets, call the Quad C Theatre box office, (972) 881-5809.

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