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Cast Announced for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME at Xavier University

XUT_logoXavier University Theatre is excited to announce the cast of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME – our first show of the 2019-2020 season!

The cast includes:

  • Voice One – Connie Kavensky
  • Voice Two – Elliot Auch
  • Voice Three – Andrew Leonard
  • Voice Four – Matt Wilkinson
  • Voice Five – Amara Shroba
  • Voice Six – Ellie Conniff
  • Christopher – Dylan O’Leary
  • Siobhan – Holland Taylor
  • Judy – Gigi Relic
  • Ed – Thomas Wehby

Performances to run Sept. 19-22.

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2019-2020 Season Announced by Xavier University Theatre

XUT_logoProductions include:

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 
Sept. 19-22

CHICAGO 
Oct. 18-26

THE WOLVES
Nov. 15-23

VOICES FOR CHANGE
Dec. 7, 2019 & May 2, 2020

HEATHERS: The Musical
Jan. 31-Feb. 8, 2020

SHOOTER!
Directed by Aaron Rossini
Feb. 28-March 6, 2020

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES 
April 3-4, 2020

AMERICAN IDIOT 
April 17-25 2020

 

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Xavier University Theatre Presents World Premiere Play THE OXFORD COMMA, March 21-24

Print(CINCINNATI, March 14, 2019) – Xavier University Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of Liba Vaynberg’s The Oxford Comma. Described as a romance for realists, the show runs March 21 to 24 in Xavier’s Gallagher Student Center Theatre.

At a small private boys’ school in California, Charlotte, George and Karen try to teach while their second semester seniors doubt everyone and everything. When the lines between friends and spouses — as well as teachers and students — start to blur, everyone must decide what’s real and what isn’t.

Vaynberg is a New York-based actor, writer and singer. Her show Scheiss Book premiered at the United Solo Festival, where it won Best One Woman Show and the Backstage Audience Choice Award. The Russian and the Jew, written with Emily Perkins-Margolin, was created as part of a 2017-18 COJECO (Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations) BluePrint Fellowship and premiered at The Tank last December. Vaynberg holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and international studies from Yale University and an M.F.A. in acting from Columbia.

“As a pre-med student who became an artist, I’ve always been interested in the ways the sciences and humanities intersect at the highest levels,” Vaynberg said. “Physicists and chemists talk about the world in poetic ways, while philosophers and romantics search rigorously for patterns.”

Characters in The Oxford Comma move fluidly among three realities, which has proven to be both “challenging and thrilling” for director Amelia Pedlow. “I believe all great theatre harnesses the imagination of its audience,” Pedlow said. “We’ve been exploring how sound, music, light and, most importantly, the actors themselves, can aid in transforming the world around them in front of the audience’s eyes. I call it ‘theatrical magic.’”

Pedlow hopes audiences will empathize with the play’s many questions. “It is a deeply human play in its recognition of frailty and longing,” she said. “I feel as though audiences will thoroughly enjoy themselves. It’s a show with humor and heart, leaping from tours of ancient Italian ruins to cabins in California to a classroom in which a student asks questions the teacher isn’t sure she can answer. It’s quick-paced, with four actors playing 1o characters in 90 minutes, all of which culminates in their world literally imploding. What more could you ask for in an evening of theatre?”

The cast for The Oxford Comma features first-year student Elliot Auch, sophomore Max Carlson, and juniors Gigi Relic and Catherine Sholtis. Additional members of the creative team include Joe Leonard (Set Designer/Technical Director), Jessica Pitcairn (Costume Designer), Joe Beumer (Lighting Designer) and Aiden Dalton (Sound Designer). The stage manager is Trever McKenzie. Assistant stage managers are Alyssa Gries and Grant Zentmeyer.

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on March 21, 23 and 24 and 2:00 p.m. on March 23. Tickets for The Oxford Comma are available now through the Xavier University Theatre Box Office. They are $18 each for adults and $13 each for students, as well as Xavier faculty and staff. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.xavier.edu/theatretickets or call
513-745-3939.

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COMPANY Runs April 12-14

COMPANY hires posterCOMPANY
Xavier University Theatre
April 12-14
Gallagher Student Center [Evanston]

Directed by Pamela Myers
Music directed by Scot Buzza
Produced by Stephen Skiles

Cast: Andrew Leonard as Bobby, Nora Weisz as Sarah, Michael Rowlett as Harry, Christine Gallagher as Amy, Matt Benedek as Paul, Caroline Marino as Jenny, Christian Hall as David, Rachael Petranek as Joanne, Nick Minion as Larry, Annie Mayer as Susan, Andy Girmann as Peter, Peyton Wright as Marta, Evelyn Garrett as Kathy & Amara Shroba as April
Voices: Ellie Deutsch, Julia Olinger, Josh Carandang, Jackson Frazier, Jenny Roberts & Claire McCreave

On the night of this 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

  • Fri, April 12 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, April 13 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 14 at 2pm

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THE OXFORD COMMA Runs March 22-24

OXFORD COMMA hires posterTHE OXFORD COMMA
Xavier University Theatre
March 22-24
Gallagher Student Center [Evanston]

Directed by Amelia Pedlow
Produced by Stephen Skiles

Cast: Gigi Relic as Karen, Elliott Auch as George, Max Carlson as Nick & Cat Sholtis as Charlotte

At a small private boys’ school in California, Charlotte, George and Karen try to teach while their second semester seniors doubt everyone and everything. So when the lines between friends and spouses — as well as teachers and students — start to blur, everyone must decide what’s real and what isn’t. The Oxford Comma is a quantum play about love.

  • Thu, March 21 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, March 23 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 24 at 7:30pm

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