March 31, 2016 8:00pm - April 2, 2016 10:00pm
For just over forty years the School of Theatre has offered a vibrant and successful main stage season for the general public, which serves as a laboratory for our students. Our new Act II season will push our students beyond the rigors of a traditional canon to explore the experimental, cutting edge, and truly difficult. The choice of material will be more challenging either in its content, structure, or perhaps in its staging. In Act II, we will push the envelope and grow to the next level of professional theatre training.
One Hundred Years of Hope
Directed by Devair Jeffries
March 31 – April 2
One Hundred Years of Hope is a collaborative production that explores how race was viewed during the tumultuous Civil Rights era, how it is viewed in the current allegedly post racial era, and how people hope it will be viewed in the future. The project conveys the experiences and beliefs of people, Black and White, who were young adults during 1965 and compares them with those of young adults in 2015 encountering related issues. While Hope does not claim to be the solution to racial tension, it initiates the type of open dialogue needed from various perspectives to challenge racism.
The Studio Theatre, in the Williams Building, near the intersection of Jefferson and Copeland Streets.
Adult Ticket: $5.00
Student Ticket: $5.00