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Proof, December 9-11, 2004, Theatre Arts Discipline Dec 2004

Proof, December 9-11, 2004, Theatre Arts Discipline

Theatre Programs

University of Minnesota, Morris production of Proof by David Auburn and directed by Tiffany Roufs.

Synopsis Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. She has spent years caring for her now-deceased father, and upon his death, she feels left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him. Caught between a new-found connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students, and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine finds both her world and her mind growing increasingly unstable ...


Blithe Spirit, October 28-30, 2004, Theatre Arts Discipline Oct 2004

Blithe Spirit, October 28-30, 2004, Theatre Arts Discipline

Theatre Programs

University of Minnesota, Morris production of Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward and directed by Siobhan Bremer.

Synopsis: Cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.


The Hobbit, April 16-17, 2004, Theatre Arts Discipline Apr 2004

The Hobbit, April 16-17, 2004, Theatre Arts Discipline

Theatre Programs

University of Minnesota, Morris production of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, adapted by Markland Taylor and directed by Siobhan Bremer.

Synopsis: The classic fantasy about Bilbo, a young and extremely reluctant Hobbit, who leaves home and sets off with a band of adventurers to slay Smaug the dragon and recover an enormous treasure, discovering the ring in the process. Told with wit and humor, this entirely new play based on the Tolkien classic is especially designed for a small cast and suitable for touring.


The Shadow Box, February 5-7, 2004, Theatre Arts Discipline Feb 2004

The Shadow Box, February 5-7, 2004, Theatre Arts Discipline

Theatre Programs

University of Minnesota, Morris production of The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer and directed by Christopher Anderson.

Synopsis: n this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital's grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter's dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian's new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe's impending death and its effect on their teenage son.