Theatre at Trevecca
Please scroll down for a lineup of dates, titles, and descriptions of the productions slated for TNU's dynamic 2013-2014 theatre season. Please use the quick links in the upper-right-hand corner above to access more details about the dramatic arts program at Trevecca, including our theatre education major and our two new minors in musical theatre and applied theatre.
For details about tickets, reservations, or our special 2013-2014 season group rates, please click on the "Tickets" link, call our offices at 615-248-1370, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 31 and November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
This fall, Trevecca Nazarene University presents the exuberant, high-energy family musical, HONK!—winner of the prestigious Olivier Award (the British equivalent to Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Musical). From the show-stopping opening song, “A Poultry Tale,” this enchanting comedy lovingly brings to life the familiar tale of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling in a way that identifies with people of all ages. Be sure to purchase tickets early this fall before performances sell out for this crowd-pleaser.
February 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15
Marlowe’s celebrated adaptation of the legendary Faust story about a man who sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago—a dire cautionary tale for all time. Trevecca’s production will re-imagine the jarring theological tale in the United States during the late 20th century. Like Icarus who flies too close to the sun, Faustus quintessentially illustrates the lasting devastation of self-preserving ambition and delusions of self-sovereignty.
March 27, 28, 29
The title for this unique weekend of student-directed, one-act plays springs from Act 5, scene 1 of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which Theseus selects Peter Quince’s unseasoned troupe of players to perform Pyramus and Thisbe before the court. In the spirit of exploring new ideas through shorter dramatic forms, each of these brief plays will seek to engage and satisfy audiences who have not yet experienced this kind of creative work.
April 24 and 25
The final performance of the ‘13-’14 season is a collection of original, ten-minute one-act plays written by students of Trevecca’s playwriting workshops and representing various topics and themes. These pieces, acted by students as well, will be shaped and presented in the form of staged readings, rather than full productions. We hope you'll join us for this rare opportunity to support and encourage some of the inventive new work of our student playwrights.
Special 2013-2014 School Matinee Information for TEACHERS
Special performances are scheduled for your students at many of this year's performances on selected weekday mornings at 10:00 A.M. Our fall production of HONK! is perfect for elementary and middle school grade levels. The morning matinee performances of Doctor Faustus are well-suited for middle school and high school groups—especially students from your school's theatre and English classes. Both productions also serve to reinforce the new implementation of State Common Core Standards in Tennessee. We encourage you to consider one of these opportunities this year to allow your students to experience high-quality, live theatre at a low cost.
If you live in or near the Middle Tennessee area and would like more information about how to make reservations for your school group, please call 615-248-7726 as soon as possible. You may also email our offices at email@example.com All matinee seats are offered at the reduced admission price of $5.00 per student. Earliest reservations help ensure the best seating and seat availability.