Taylor Theatre Performance Schedule

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Jason Francis Memorial Scholarship Production

Antigone

Directed & adapted by Dr. Joe Ricke

September 30 & October 1 at 8 p.m.
October 2 at 2 p.m.

Antigone is Sophocles' classic tale of family loyalty, patriotism, war, and the powers of the state. Antigone, the cursed daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, defies the King of Thebes for the right to bury her own brother. In this production, Taylor Theatre embodies one of humankind's most enduring and influential stories. Appalled by her uncle's deliberate desecration of her brother's corpse—an action intended to deny the growing anti-war movement within the city and country of Thebes, a martyr—Antigone vows to perform the necessary funeral rites for Polyneikes and to cover his body with earth, fully aware of the fatal consequences of her actions. This story of a young woman who brought an empire to its knees because she did what she believed was right has resonated down the centuries since Sophocles wrote his tragedy more than 2,000 years ago. 

Taylor Theatre Touring Company

Fixion? Your story. Our story. His story.

October 14 at 9 p.m.
October 15 at 2 p.m.

Fixion? is a Playback Theatre production. Join the actors as we explore and share stories of injustice, betrayal, crushed hope, and grief set against the background of the world's greatest story of redemption.

Interactive and spontaneous, Playback Theatre bases its material on the stories of the community. Performances are carried out by a team of actors, an emcee (called the conductor), and a musician. As the show begins, audience members respond to questions from the conductor, then watch as actors and musician create brief theatre pieces on the spot. Although performances often focus on a theme of interest or concern, the performers follow no narrative agenda, but bring their dramatic skills and their humanity to embodying on the stage the concerns and experiences of audience members.

Fall Production

Oklahoma!

By Rodgers & Hammerstein

Director: Tracy Manning
Director: Conor Angell
Choreographer: Kory Browder

November 11-12, 18-19 at 8 p.m.
November 13 & 20 at 2 p.m.

Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together, we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules that musical theatre still follows today.

Winter Production

When the Rain Stops Falling

By Andrew Bovell

Director: Tracy Manning

February 24-25 & March 3-4 at 8 p.m.
February 26 & March 5 at 2 p.m.

Alice Springs in the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York. It still smells of the sea. It's been raining for days, and Gabriel knows something is wrong. Eighty years earlier, his grandfather Henry Law predicted that, in 2039, fish would fall from the sky heralding a great flood that would overcome the human race. When the Rain Stops Falling takes place between the worlds of these two men—between a prediction in 1959 and its outcome 80 years later—in the world of Gabriel Law, as he retraces his father Henry's footsteps in an attempt to solve the mystery of his disappearance. He falls in love along the way and, as the young lovers' story unfolds amidst the interweaving narratives of their ancestors and descendants, we are led back to 2039 . . . to Gabriel York as he arrives home with the fish to await the arrival of his own estranged son. A son he knows will come seeking answers. A son he knows will want to understand the past. But for Gabriel York, the past is as mysterious as the fish . . . and miracles just don't happen. Or do they?

Spring Production

The Matchmaker

By Thornton Wilder

Director: Tracy Manning

April 28-29 & May 5-6 at 8 p.m.
April 30 & May 7 at 2 p.m.

Before the world fell in love with Hello, Dolly!, there was The Matchmaker. Cunning, crafty, and thoroughly modern, Dolly Gallagher Levi knows a good catch when she sees one. So when the wealthy Horace Vandergelder hires her to find him a wife, Dolly doesn't need to look far to find his perfect mate. The Matchmaker is an uproarious romp that reminds us to embrace the unexpected in our lives.