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Theater Morgan 2011-2012 Season Schedule

 

  JOIN US FOR BROKE-OLOGY!

 

The King family has weathered life’s hardships, surviving with their love for each other intact. William King lives in the house in which his two sons grew up. He’s alone, but he maintains his allegiance with his wife’s memory in his own way. When the brothers are called home to take care of their father, they find themselves strangely at odds and at a place where they are struggling with “duties vs. dreams; a hardship in today’s economy with which many people struggle. Can poverty break a family apart? Should it be able to? (Some mature language)

[Broke-ology]. It is a complex new science that examines two things. One, being broke. Two,staying alive despite your brokeness.” –Ennis (Broke-ology)

Come out and meet other area college students while enjoying free food, fun ,and maybe a few games of “bones” (dominoes)!

Location

Morgan State University · Murphy Fine Arts Center ·Turpin-Lamb Theater 2201 Argonne Drive · Baltimore, MD

            Performance Dates/Times

  • Thursday, October 27th @ 7:30PM (Preview) Pay-What-You-Can & freefallbaltimore Night (www.freefallbaltimore.com for details)
  • Friday, October 28th @ 7:30PM – Opening Night
  • Saturday, October 29th @ 2PM and 7:30PM
  • Sunday, October 30th @3PM
  • Thursday, November 3rd @ 10:30AM – Student Matinee.  Call 443-885-3625 to reserve for your school.
  • Friday, November 4th @ 7:30PM – College Night-Social@6:00pm (free food, drink & fun!)
  • Saturday, November 5th @ 2PM
  • Sunday, November 6th @ 3PM

 

TICKETS

  • Morgan State University Students/Faculty/Staff- $5
  • Students/Senior Citizens- $10
  • General Admission-$15
  • Gen. Ad Group Rate (10+) – $10
  • Student Matinee– $5 per student/chaperone
  • College Night– $7 with I.D.
  • Pay-what-you-can night $2mininum, please.

For tickets call or visit the Murphy Fine Arts Center’s Ticket Office

(443) 885-4440

Jitney by August Wilson; directed by Shirley Basfield Dunlap

 

  • Thursday, February 9th, 2012 @ 10:30AM (student matinee) &7:30PM            
  • Saturday, February 11th, 2012  @ 2PM and 7:30PM
  • Friday, February 10th , 2012@ 7:30PM (Opening Night)                                           
  • Sunday, February 12th, 2012 @ 3PM

Part of Wilson’s cycle about African American life in the 20th Century, Jitney takes place in the 1970s. The Wilson treatment of the era follows urban renewal which is about to tear down the block where a taxi dispatch office has also been a neighborhood gathering spot for years; the company’s owner not only has to deal with the city’s threat but also his internal turmoil. His son is due home after a 20-year stint in prison for murder; one of the depot regulars is a drunk, and there are questions about other people enabling him. This production, with a special guest star to be announced, is not to be missed!

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Medea by Euripides (adaptation by Robinson Jeffers); directed by Dwight R.B. Cook

  • Friday, April 20th @ 7:30PM                                                                                                
  • Saturday, April 21st @ 2PM and 7:30PM  
  • Sunday, April 22nd @ 3PM   
  • Friday, April 27th @ 7:30PM (Opening Night)
  • Saturday, April 28th @ 2PM
    Thursday, April 26th @ 10:30AM (Student Matinee)                    
  • Saturday, April 28th @ 7:30PM (TBD)
  • Sunday, April 29th @ 3PM

Takes place in 431 BC; the Greek classic about the sorceress Medea who is exploited, deceived and abandoned along with her two children by her husband, Jason.  Jason has taken a new wife in order to establish economic and social standing in the city of Corinth.  The story takes place on the day Medea takes revenge on Jason and his new bride after she and her two children are banished from the city of Corinth by King Creon, the father of Jason’s new bride.  The actions taken by Medea are for her own preservation and the protection of her children.  Though set in 431 BC, this is the universal story of a woman who has given her all and has left her home to cleave to her husband and bear him children, only to be cast aside for another and the ramifications of such an injustice.

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for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf  by Ntozake Shange

                                                                                   (2012)

  • Friday, October 28th @ 7:30 (Opening Night)                                                             
  • Saturday, October 29th @ 2PM and 7:30PM                                                              
  • Sunday, October 30th @ 3PM
  • Thursday, November 1st @ 10:30AM (Student Matinee)     
  • Friday, November 2nd @ 7:30PM       
  • Saturday, November 3rd @ 2PM and 7:30PM                                                                           
  • Sunday, November 4th @ 3PM

This groundbreaking “choreopoem” is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by Black women. It captures the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women through dance, music and poetry.

 

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