Snow College Theatre typically produces five mainstage productions each year. The
plays selected are chosen to give our theatre students exposure to a variety of dramatic
genres as performers and technicians, to entertain our audiences, and to open the
world to our six-county area. In addition to our mainstage productions we present
a secondary Black-Box Series each Spring Semester of scenes and plays directed and
performed by advanced theatre students.
2021-2022 Theatre Productions
12 Angry Jurors Directed by Andrew Nogasky October 6 - 9, 7:30pm
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't
stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury
room on one of the hottest days of the year. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until
one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable
thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail
to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man
we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should
not make it a personal thing." But personal it does become, with each juror revealing
his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is
re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments
grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men and women. The jurors' final verdict
and how they reach it—intense scenes that will electrify you and keep you on the edge
of your seat.
Radium Girls Directed by Milinda Weeks November 10 - 13, 7:30pm
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity and luminary,
watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a
mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace
Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for what is right and just. Her chief adversary
is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself
to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with
the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however,
Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her
own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written
with warmth and humor, and called "powerful" and "engrossing" by critics, Radium Girls
offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health,
wealth, and the commercialization of science.
A Tuna Christmas Directed by Josh Patterson December 1 4, 7:30pm
It's Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities
Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including
the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe
Bob Lipsey’s production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills.
Many colorful Tuna denizens join in the holiday fun from scrappy waitresses to the
town snob, the clever entrepreneur of the local gun shop, and a self-proclaimed UFOologist.
A Tuna Christmas is a total delight for all seasons, as one critic said, "So funny
it could make a raccoon laugh affectionately at Davy Crockett...It's far too good
for just Christmas." We hope you will enjoy a laugh-filled evening with all the wonderful
oddballs of small town life.
Tuck Everlasting Directed by Ed Swidey February 23 - 26, 7:30pm
What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for
a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly
entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When
Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect
their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her
adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue
with the Tucks on their infinite journey. Based on best-selling children’s classic
by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck
Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. We invite
your whole family to this magical and lasting treasure.
The Foreigner Directed by Trent Bean April 13 - 16, 7:30pm
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSueur, a
British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army
base. This time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man
named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with
strangers. So “Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from
an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins,
as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister
and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant;
and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand
a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up
the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and
the “good guys” emerge triumphant.
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