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THOSE THAT FALL

The Cornell College Department of Theatre is proud to present THOSE THAT FALL; a story of love and loss in a town gripped by fear.

In a series of actual news articles printed in September of 1903, a small Iowa town was terrorized by a giant bat-like creature over a series of nights. Inspired by these articles, THOSE THAT FALL tells the story of a fictional Iowa town grappling with the threat of economic collapse, anxious with the surge of immigrant newcomers and threatened by rumors of a monster circling above the town. All the while, Lily and Henry cope to balance the traditions of the past with their youthful hopes for the future.

Written by the ensemble, THOSE THAT FALL is an often hilarious, deeply moving story of a town desperate to save itself and hopeful that it will without losing its heart.

THOSE THAT FALL runs April 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:30 pm and April 24 at 1 pm. Post Show Talk Back with the Ensemble on April 23.
Tickets are free with a Cornell College ID. SEATING IS LIMITED so reservations are strongly recommended. Send an e–mail to boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu.

Call For Artists!

CALL FOR STORYMAKERS

The Department of Theatre is looking for artists, writers, dancers, spoken word performers to participate in a truly collaborative experience.

The April production of THOSE THAT FALL will be a devised piece (the script and performance is generated by the ensemble, rather than written by a single playwright).

In a series of actual news articles printed in September of 1903, the Des Moines Daily News reported that the town of Van Meter, Iowa was “visited” by a giant bat-like creature over the course of four consecutive nights. The creature was seen, reported, and shot at by various townspeople before being sealed into a local mine shaft. The “Visitor” may be gone, but the stories, tales, hopes and fear remain. Inspired by these events, Those that Fall will explore the social tensions that spark the gruesome, glorious and sometimes necessary tales that pull us together and tear us apart. Set in a fictionalized mid-Western town still reeling from the pain of the civil war and facing a surge of hopeful immigrants, these facts, fictions, half-truths, hopes, dreams and lies will have to fall away for the community to survive. The director is interested in working with an ensemble that reflects gender and ethnic diversity.

AUDITION/INTERVIEW DATES

Monday, February 22nd 3:15 – 5:30 in SHAW (Thomas Commons) and 6:30 – 9:00 in The Black Box Theatre. RSVP to the FACEBOOK EVENT!

Call Backs – Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30 – 9:30 in The Black Box Theatre

SIGN UP – For an audition time slot on call board across from Armstrong G48 or e-mail jwest@cornellcollege.edu

Artists should- 1. SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT (See the above) 2. Prepare to perform a 2 min. piece of text (poem, story, or monologue can be from any source and/or written by yourself) AND 3. Prepare to present a special skill (sing, juggle, dance, hula, yodel, card tricks, martial arts, etc.) OR 4. Present something you have created (puppet, costume, sculpture, painting, etc.

Artists of ANY major or experience are invited. Questions? Want to know more? Contact jwest@cornellcollege.edu

 

Love and Information

The Student Theatre Council presents…

Love and Information

By: Caryl Churchill

Directed by: Cassie Gill

Has the modern age of technology taught us how to love with passion or how to forget with ease? With nameless characters and shapeless places, Love And Information explores how memories, romance and knowledge survive in our present world.

January 28 – 29 @7pm

January 30 @2pm

Uptown Theatre

Email reservestc@gmail.com for tickets