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2016-17 Theatre Season

Welcome to the 2016-17 theatre season!

We have another great season lined up for you this year. We begin with Blithe Spirit, a hilarious 1940s English comedy by Noel Coward, then shift to Sunday in the Park with George a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim, and finish off the year with Deus Ex Millennia, a student-created piece that will explore the subject “the God of the Millennials.”

In addition to announcing the season, it is our great pleasure to announce that Cristi Miles will be joining our theatre faculty this year as our primary acting teacher. As you can read from her biography, Cristi is a founding member of the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (PETE) who holds an MFA in acting from Brandeis. Her expertise as an artist, teacher and mentor will be a great blessing to our students for the foreseeable future. In addition, we are excited that Jacob Coleman, also a founding member of PETE, has graciously agreed to guest direct our fall show, Blithe Spirit.

Our theatre program continues to grow and blossom in new ways. We are excited about how Cristi and Jacob will impact our theatre students this year as we explore the complexities of being human in a fallen world, and work together to strengthen our faith through a delightful art form.

Life is beautiful! See you at the theatre!

Rhett Luedtke
Professor of Theatre

Fall Comedy

Blithe Spirit

By: Noel Coward
Directed by: Jacob Coleman

Location: Wood-Mar Auditorium 

Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

Synopsis: When Charles Condomine invites Madame Arcati to perform a séance as an evening entertainment for a dinner party he suddenly finds himself face-to-face with his deceased wife, Elvira … much to the chagrin of his current spouse, Ruth. Mayhem ensues when Ruth is accidently killed and united with Elvira on the “other side.” Together, the two blithe spirits haunt their hapless husband with hilarious consequences. Join us for an evening of classic British comedy that will delight and surprise. Suitable for families.

**Blithe Spirit is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Winter Musical

Sunday in the Park with George

Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Book by: James Lapine
Directed by: Rhett Luedtke
Musical direction by: Maggie Daane
Location: Wood-Mar Auditorium

Jan. 26-28 & Feb. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.

Synopsis: A blank page, or canvas. The challenge: bring order to the whole. Through design. Composition. Tension. Balance. Light. And harmony.” Thus begins Sunday in the Park with George. Inspired by the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte” by Georges Seurat (1886), Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical brings the past and present together as it reveals powerful truths about life, love and the challenges of creating art. Join us for an imaginative evening of beautiful music and innovative theatricality. Suitable for ages 12 and older.

** Sunday in the Park with George is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Spring Drama

Deus Ex Millennia (a working title)

Devised by George Fox theatre students

Directed by: Rhett Luedtke

April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.
April 9 at 2 p.m.
April 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. (Wed-Fri)*

*Special days due to Easter Weekend

Location: Wood-Mar Auditorium

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Synopsis: The term “deus ex machina” refers to the “god machine” in ancient Greek theatre that lowered an actor over the stage at the end of a play to wrap the plot up into a nice, tidy conclusion. This year, a select group of theatre students (both actors and designers) have been exploring the phrase “Deus ex Millennia” as they explore ways in which Millennials encounter God and seek grace in the midst of untidy endings. The exploration has led the students to the subject of mass shootings on campuses and universities across the nation. The play will center on the stories of seven students who find themselves hiding in a closet during an active shooter event. Suitable for ages 13 and over.

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Tickets are available online or at the door one hour prior to the event start time.

Theatre Tickets

Fall & Spring show

  • $12 - General admission
  • $8 - Senior, George Fox alumni
  • $6 - Students, children under 12

Winter Musical

  • $14 - General admission
  • $10 - Senior, George Fox alumni
  • $8 - Students, children under 12

All ticket sales are final.

Location: The Box Office is located in the Bruin Store on the Newberg campus.

Box Office Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Monday-Friday); available online (24/7); lobby box office is open one hour prior to each production

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