July 22 — August 3, 2013
Monday—Friday 8:30 a.m.—noon
Showcase Recital: August 3
For grades 4—12
March 14–16 and 21–23
By Fred Carmichael
Directed by Rachel Ost
Throw off the winter gloom with this hilarious comedy!
It’s 1955 and successful writer Crane Hammond and her secretary Kate are looking forward to a vacation in a quiet New England home – until they discover the house’s former resident was a criminal and there’s a body in the closet! Suspicious friends and nosy neighbors soon fill the house as everyone searches for a missing cache of diamonds, and things are only complicated when the body goes missing!
“Exit the Body” is recommended for anyone who enjoys a night of laughter, and for children as young as 10.
November 8-10 and 15-17
A Shakespearean classic is being reimagined as Corban University Theatre presents “Macbeth” in November.
Four hundred years into the future, the world is in ruins and desperate, impoverished people form into clans that fight for survival. In Scotland, one man has united several clans for protection, but in the process has created hope for the future. However, peace is fragile and betrayal, ambition, power and manipulative time travelers could destroy it.
July 16—28, 2012
The Baskerville family has been cursed for centuries, haunted and hunted by a supernatural Hound stalking their ancestral home on the moors of England. Now Sir Henry, the last heir of the Baskerville family, has returned to the moors to face this mysterious killer. Aided by the legendary Sherlock Holmes and the capable Dr. Watson, Sir Henry will search for answers to questions that have nearly destroyed his family: What is the Hound, and who is its master?
Corban University Theatre presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” March 8 through the 17. This theater in the round performance will immerse the audience in all of the suspense, mystery and action of this haunting stage production.
February 6–10, 2012
Following the success of Arts Week 2011, Assistant English Professor Tamara McGinnis has put together a solid lineup of new workshops for Arts Week 2012. These workshops are designed to show students how God is present in the beauty they create and enjoy. The evening workshops bring hands-on learning to diverse disciplines such as Mosaic Tile Art, English Country Dancing, Drawing, Photography, and Comedy Improv. No Experience necessary!
Nov. 10–12 and 17–19
All the enchantment of Cinderella will come to life at Corban University in November.
This all-ages theater performance features students who will bring to life the magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version of the beloved tale. Don’t let the clock strike midnight before you get your tickets to this classic that is sure to be fun for the entire family.
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–Noon
Showcase Recital: July 30
For grades 4–12
Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
Adapted by Barbara Field
Directed by Katie Karnes
Production Rights Granted by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Remember what it was like becoming an adult and finding out that life was, well…complicated? Dickens captures this adolescent confusion perfectly with many memorable characters in his classic coming of age tale, Great Expectations. Pip, an orphan boy of lowly birth, is raised by his sister and her husband, Joe the blacksmith. While still a lad, Pip meets and falls in love with the beautiful and cold Estella, another orphan, who is protected by the demented Miss Havisham. Then, in the midst of his apprenticeship with Joe, Pip learns that he has an anonymous benefactor who intends to make a gentleman of him.
Pip leaves his life in the country behind him and moves to London, where he is overwhelmed by city life. There he seeks to uncover the identity of his secret benefactor and make known his love for Estella. Meanwhile, he must adjust to his new status as a gentleman, make friends, learn proper table manners, overcome a snobbish rival, avoid entanglements with a wanted criminal, and attempt to maintain his relationships back in the country. Come join us for an intriguing and whirlwind trip through this Dickens adventure!
I’ll Leave It To You
written by Noel Coward
Directed by Tamara McGinnis
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Growing up in the luxury of 1920s Britain, the Dermott family -- mother Anne and children Oliver, Evangeline, Sylvia, Bobbie, and Joyce -- find their lazy world tumbling when their distant father dies and leaves behind no money. Fortunately, Uncle Daniel is on his way from South America, and with his huge fortune he’ll surely save the day. Won’t he?
Uncle Daniel’s arrival is overshadowed by a shocking announcement: he’s dying! And when he passes he’ll leave everything he has to the niece or nephew who has made the most out of his or her life. So the question is: To whom will he leave it?
This comedy contrasts the 1920s world of The Great Gatsby by promoting hard work instead of sloth and loving relationships instead of isolation. Come enjoy a night of laughter and fun!