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2011-12 Theatre Season
Cotton Patch Gospel is a musical by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, with music and lyrics written by Harry Chapin, based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan. The story retells the life of Jesus as if in modern day, rural Georgia. Cotton Patch Gospel was Northwestern's first-ever Alumni Theatre Production.
Romeo & Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book of the same name. The story concerns young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch, who, with the help of the book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, rises from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company.
Anatomy of Gray is a play by Jim Leonard set in the 1880s. The actors frequently break the fourth wall to directly narrate events to the audience. The story is set in Gray, Indiana where the arrival of a doctor named Galen P. Gray in a storm, after the death of her father, answers June Muldoon's letter to God for a doctor.
The One Act Play Festival is comprised of student directed one act plays, which are also the final projects of the senior level directing class. This season included: Sorry, Wrong Number, Stage Directions, The Browning Version, and The Falcon.