The show listed below is a part of the First Stage Series. The First Stage Series was developed to give students opportunities to explore the craft of play direction while concentrating on the action of the play, and the performances of the actors. To ensure that the student directors are focused on the tasks previously listed, design and technical elements are extremely limited. The show is mounted in one of the Department of Dance and Theatre's classrooms.
Wittenberg by David Davalos
Directed by Alec Anderson-Carrasco
Oct. 10, 11 and 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
It is Oct. 1517 in northern Germany. The beginning of another fall semester at the University of Wittenberg finds certain members of the faculty and student body at personal and professional crossroads. Hamlet (senior, class of 1518) is returning from a summer in Poland spent studying astronomy, where he has come in contact with a revolutionary scientific theory that threatens the very order of the universe, resulting in psychic trauma and a crisis of faith for him. His teacher and mentor John Faustus (professor, philosophy) has decided at long last to make an honest woman of his paramour, Helen, a former nun who is now one of the Continent's most sought-after courtesans. And Faustus' colleague and Hamlet's instructor and priest, Martin Luther (professor, theology), is dealing with the spiritual and medical consequences of his long-simmering outrage at certain abusive practices of the Church--the same Church to which he has sworn undying obedience. How these three men's sagas overlap and intertwine and how they end up irrevocably affecting the course of each other's lives is the substance of WITTENBERG, a comedy that reveals the story behind the stories of Hamlet, Doctor Faustus and the Protestant Reformation. WITTENBERG is presented by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC. New York, NY.
Box Office Hours:
Monday through Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 p.m.
One hour prior to each performance.
Tickets to an individual production may be purchased approximately two weeks before that show opens. Seating availability is often limited, and many shows sell out quickly. Tickets can be ordered with a credit card over the phone by calling 940-565-2428 or Metro 817-267-3731 ext. 2428.
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