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Theatre Columbus State

Theatre Columbus State's 2014 – 2015   Season

Fall Semester

Spring Awakening
By Frank Wedekind
Directed by Frank A. Barnhart

November 12-15, 2014 at 8pm
November 13, 2014 at 3pm

First performed in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's controversial play Spring Awakening closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid charges of obscenity and public outrage. For the better part of the twentieth century Wedekind's intense body of work was largely unpublished and rarely performed. Yet the play's subject matter—teenage desire, suicide, abortion, and homosexuality—is as explosive and important today as it was a century ago. Spring Awakening follows the lives of three teenagers, Melchior, Moritz, and Wendl, as they navigate their entry into sexual awareness.
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Spring Semester

The Crucible
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Sonda Lewis

April 22-25, 2015 at 8pm
April 23, 2015 at 3pm

In Salem, Massachusetts, the lives of a young farmer and his wife are disrupted as a young servant-girl maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.
                           "A powerful drama." —NY Times
                           "Strongly written." —NY Daily News



Summer Semester

Almost, Maine
By John Cariani

July 15-18, 2015 at 8pm
July 14, 2015 at 3pm

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States—it's almost in Canada. It almost doesn't exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it's just...Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.



dysfunct  A scene from the 2007 production of Dysfunct


   A scene from the 2007 production of Dysfunct

  flying west
A scene from the 2003 production of Flyin West