Theatre Season 2019-2020 Announced
Madison, Wis. (February 14, 2019) – Edgewood College is thrilled to announce a vibrant and timely lineup of performances for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Edgewood College Theatre and the Diane Ballweg Theatre invite Greater Madison to this stellar selection.
The Taming, by Lauren Gunderson.
Directed by guest artist Jake Penner, of Forward Theatre and American Players Theatre.
When a right-wing political staffer and a left-wing social media activist are taken hostage by the reigning Miss Georgia on the eve of the Miss America Pageant, the trio are forced to re-write the U.S. Constitution before the beauty queen takes the stage to present their vision of a more more perfect union to a country that’s lost its way.
September 13, 14, 20, 21
The Drowsy Chaperone, book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Directed by Jeanne Leep, Musical Direction by Sergei Pavlov.
When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious and farcical musical parody.
November 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
columbinus, written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. Dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch. Conceived by PJ Paparelli. Directed by Audrey Wax.
The play, sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., is a meeting of fact and fiction that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence.
February 28, 29, Mar 6, 7
The Triumph of Love, by Pierre Marivaux. Directed by Susan Nanning-Sorenson.
First presented by the Comediens Italians in 1732, this timeless comedy clearly demonstrates the ageless affinity of laughter and love. “Marivaux’s command of comedy is so adroit that the exploit moves as effortlessly as a master chess game, while the humor is pure delight…The present [production]…maintains such a delicious soufflé lightness to it all, that amusing phrases which might have jarred here merely enchant.” —NY Post
April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 2020.