Theatre is the art and craft of play production. It includes the study of dramatic literature and theory, theatre history, acting, set design, lighting design, costume de- sign and film. In addition to the scholarly exploration of these subjects, the theatre program emphasizes the practical application of knowledge gained and skills learned through annual performances before live audiences.
Theatre also explores the historical, cultural and social milieu that produced significant works of dramatic literature.
Students who complete an emphasis in theatre at Snow College will be expected to demonstrate that they
A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-‐convicts, Mike and Carlino, are
about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll,
which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix
and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange
woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that
sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation
becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-‐convicts, through a cleverly constructed
deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder,
and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence.
She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor,
figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his
associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the
only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the
lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.
"A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-‐stopping final scene. "WAIT UNTIL DARK is a tense thriller." —NY World-‐Telegram & Sun. "Frederick Knott is a master craftsman…" —Women's Wear Daily. "…a first rate shocker…the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." —NY Post.
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.
The Scarlet Pimpernel is an action/adventure show based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th-‐century novel about the French Revolution: The battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. The book and lyrics by Nan Knighton are at times funny and at others horrifying. Frank Wildhorn’s music is moving and passionate. This show is a terrific way to learn about 18th-‐century French and British history.
Coming up on its 50th year, Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
are Dead has in many respects become a critically acclaimed American classic.
For those unfamiliar with these title characters, they are two minor roles in Shakespeare’s
masterpiece Hamlet. Stoppard’s play explores a world where the minor characters have
become the leading roles and the impactful characters of the king, the queen, Ophelia,
and Hamlet find themselves in the background as supporting roles. Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern are Dead is an inverted storytelling built by brilliant comedic moments
laced with the resident tragedy of Hamlet.
Charged with the task of discovering what is afflicting their childhood friend, the title characters follows a fateful path leading through Shakespearian tragedy and suspense, while all the while making comical observation and reflection. This path of fate involves bantering with traveling performers, wondering the halls of Elsinore’s Castle, sailing aboard a ship besieged by pirates and arrives at the hangman’s noose. This “long drop and a short stop” of a show is sure to provide much laughter and pause for thoughtful reflection on “Just who is the main character in our own lives?”