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Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY Runs Nov. 15-24

NKU_Freaky Friday promoFREAKY FRIDAY
Northern Kentucky University
Nov. 15-24
Corbett Theatre [Highland Heights]

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic.

  • Fri, Nov. 15 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Nov. 16 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 17 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Nov. 20-23 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 24 at 2pm

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THREE SISTERS at NKU: From Russia, With Love and Loss

NKU_Three Sisters promoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts continues its 2019-2020 Theatre + Dance Season with one of Anton Chekhov’s most significant plays THREE SISTERS. The production runs Oct. 17-27 at NKU’s Stauss Theatre. For more information and tickets, visit nku.edu/threesisters.

As the Prozorov sisters and their brother yearn for a return to adventure-filled life in Moscow, the pastoral setting of their new lives brings change and reflection on love, marriage, and career. In a prophetic hinting of the coming Bolshevik Revolution, the playwright weaves a memorable tale about the rise of the working class and social change in Russia. THREE SISTERS is a naturalistic play examining the aching desire of dreams and the often cold realities that come to pass.

NKU is using a translation of the play by Dr. Sharon Carnicke of the University of Southern California. She is one of the leading scholars of Russian theatre, especially the work of Anton Chekhov and Constantin Stanislavski, and has translated many works by Chekhov and other Russian dramatists. She has also published widely in the fields of acting on stage and film.

Dr. Carnicke shared her work on Stanislavsky’s system of Active Analysis to the cast during a two-day intensive workshop. The Active Analysis Technique was suppressed in Russia for decades because it failed to adhere to Communist Party ideology. Active Analysis changes the work of analyzing a play from a cerebral activity done around a table, to a physical process done in the theatre space. The cast and director applied the training throughout the rehearsal process, resulting in some exciting discoveries.

The NKU cast features Joel Parece (Andrey Prozorov), Gabriela Barbosa-Gonzales (Natasha Ivanovna), Chelsea Trammell (Olga), Rachel Kazee (Masha), Hannah Beaven (Irina), Nathaniel Clifford (Kulygin), Trevor Browning (Vershinin), Tim Belton (Tuzenbach), Jason Coffenberry (Solyony), Jarod Higgins (Chebutykin), Field Oldham (Fedotik), Trey Finkenstead (Rode), Jordan Whittaker (Ferapont), and Ellie Bennett (Anfisa). The show is directed by Mike King. Other creative team members include Anna Catton (Scenic/ Prop Designer), Paige Devrooman (Asst. Scenic/ Prop Designer), Jacob Miller (Costume Designer), Aaron Burns (Lighting Designer), Kevin Havlin (Sound Designer), and Maria Barnes (Hair/Makeup Designer). The Stage Manager is Holden Casada, and Assistant Stage Managers are Payton Pearson and Mary McNeill. Dr. Carnicke’s visit was made possible by the Tom & Christine Neyer Family Guest Artist Fund.

For more information, call the NKU School of the Arts Box Office at (859) 572-5464 or visit nku.edu/sotatickets.

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THREE SISTERS Runs Oct. 17-27

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THREE SISTERS
Northern Kentucky University
Oct. 17-27
Stauss Theatre [Highland Heights]

As the Prozorov sisters and their brother yearn for a return to adventure-filled life in Moscow, the pastoral setting of their new lives brings change and reflection on love, marriage, and career. In a prophetic hinting of the coming Bolshevik Revolution, the playwright weaves a memorable tale about the rise of the working class and social change in Russia. Considered one of Anton Chekhov’s greatest plays, Three Sisters is packed with action and emotion, and explores the aching desire of dreams and the often cold realities that come to pass.

  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 17-19 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 20 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Oct. 23-26 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 27 at 2pm

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THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III Runs Sept. 26-Oct. 6

NKU_Richard III promoTHE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III
Northern Kentucky University
Sept. 26-Oct. 6
Corbett Theatre [Highland Heights]

In 1820’s Manhattan, William Henry Brown, a free black American, organizes a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III for a predominantly black audience. When the booking of a famous English actor to play Richard III by a rival theatre company threatens to close their production, his African Grove Theatre Company is forced to reflect on their lives – performing jobs of servitude by day and their artistry by night. Drawn to the stage because of their ability to create art out of their own experiences, the company members must determine if their artistry is worth risking it all. Based on a true story, The African Company Presents Richard III carries a timeless message of negotiating racial consciousness in theatre that still resonates today.

  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 26-28 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 29 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Oct. 2-5 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 6 at 2pm

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NKU SOTA Offering Theatre Performances to High School

NKU_SOTA logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts Theatre + Dance Program is offering school-day performances of their 2019-2020 mainstage season to high schools in the tri-state area. Tickets are $10.00. Reservations are first-come, first-served. Seating is limited! Below is a list of performances with reservation deadlines for the 2019-2020 season.

The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: Sept. 20, 2019
Corbett Theatre

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
Monday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: Oct. 11, 2019
Stauss Theatre – limited seating

Disney’s Freaky Friday – A New Musical
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: Nov. 8, 2019
Corbett Theatre

H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: Feb. 14, 2020
Corbett Theatre

Buried Child by Sam Shepard
Monday, March 30, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 31, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: March 20, 2020
Stauss Theatre – limited seating

Mamma Mia!
Tuesday, April 28, 10:30 a.m.
Reservation deadline: April 17, 2020
Corbett Theatre

If interested in attending one or more of these productions, please contact the SOTA Box Office Manager, Spenser Smith at (859) 572-5809 or smiths13@nku.edu. Detailed information about the plays/musicals is available at nku.edu/theatre.

For more information about NKU’s School of the Arts, please visit nku.edu/sota or follow on social media @NKUSOTA.

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