STUDIO 54 DRAMA GROUP
STUDIO 54 ( The Drama Group)
Are you yearning for a little DRAMA to pep up your fall schedule? If so, come out to Studio 54 and " live life large!" We meet on the third Thursday of most months, with specific dates to be announced in the UWC Bulletin.
We have completed our reading of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and found that the conflicts in the play regarding marriage and personal fulfillment are still very provocative today. We are looking forward to attending the production of this famous play at The Warehouse Theatre in February.
Our next two meetings will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Jan. 17, both from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. At these meetings, we will read A Doll's House, Part II by Lucas Hnath. Scripts will be provided. This contemporary version of the play speculates about how Nora spent the 15 years since she left home and the reasons for her return. This play will be produced in February at The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Both plays are part of this year's Master Playwright's Festival, Ibsen Fest.
Our first fall meeting will be Thurs. Nov. 15 1:00-3:00
At this meeting, we will continue our reading of the original A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen and our contemplation of Nora's fateful deci-sions regarding her marriage, her children and her personal fulfillment. We will have scripts available for your use.
In December, we will begin considering A Doll's House, Part II and Nora's imagined return home 15 years later. The two plays powerfully portray the main options women continue to have in life.
We look forward to seeing the original play performed at The Warehouse Theatre and Part II at MTC during Ibsenfest in February. Details will be provided at the meeting.
We look forward to having you join us!
Our first fall meeting is Thursday, Oct. 18 1:00-3:00. We meet on the third Thursday
of most months, with specific dates announced in the Bulletin.
We will begin our new season by reading and discussing A Doll's House, the iconic play by Henrik Ibsen which presents challenging ideas about marriage and women's role in society. Scripts will be provided at the meeting. This play will be performed at The Warehouse Theatre in February, as part of Ibsenfest. Tickets are almost all gone !
Later in the fall, we will read Lucas Hnath's contemporary sequel, A Doll's House, Part 2, which received 7 Tony Award nominations when it was produced on Broadway last year. We look forward to seeing it here at MTC during Ibsenfest.
Join us for a thought provoking and dramatic time at Studio 54!
This past year, Studio 54 has enjoyed a variety of dramatic experiences, from reading and discussing plays, attending MTC to sharing theatrical selections about "Maidens, Marriage and Murder" at our annual Shakespearean "Fest." We look forward to new and cur-rent Studio 54 members joining us in the fall.
We plan to read the original version and possibly the contemporary one, too, of A Doll's House, in anticipation of attending an onstage performance in the winter. We meet on the third Thursday of most months, with specific dates announced in the UWC Bulletin. Our first fall meeting will be Thursday, October 18 from 1:00-3:00. In the meantime, enjoy "Sandal Weather!"
Studio 54 recently celebrated the end of its season with an elegant lunch. As we gathered around the bust of Shakespeare, thoughtfully contributed by Anne Dunlop, our inspired and charismatic members presented an entertaining program of Shakespearean read-ings. It was truly the highlight of the year. We look forward to meeting again in October, when we will be reading and discussing A Doll's House in preparation for Ibsenfest 2019 at RMTC in February. We will meet next season from 1:00 to 3:00 on the third Thursday of each month.
Please consult your Bulletin for specific dates throughout the year. We are always delighted to welcome new as well as returning members
We are very much looking forward to marking the end of our 2017-18 season with a celebratory luncheon of the group later in April. Full details of the arrangements regarding menu and time will be available at the meeting. In the mean-time, we anticipate plenty of merriment and good cheer along with (to quote Shakespeare) " the cakes and ale!"
At the March meeting, we will also begin choosing our springtime Shakespearean readings on the topic Maidens, Marriage and Murder. A wide ranging selection of scripts has been prepared by your coordinators and will be available for you at the meeting. Please consider bringing your Shakespeare anthology along, too, in order to refer to personal favourites. The excitement is mounting!
In February, Studio 54 had the opportunity to attend a production of John Patrick Shanley's play Outside Mulligan, part of this year's Master Playwright Festival. We look forward to sharing our impressions of the production at our next meeting, Thurs., March 15 1:00 - 3:00. (Our March 1st meeting has been cancelled because of members' travels.)
December 2017/January 2018
Our next two meetings will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, Jan. 18 (both from 1:00 sharp to 3:00). We will be reading and discussing John Patrick Shanley's play Outside Mullingar, the cornerstone production of this year's Master Playwright's Festival. Scripts will be provided, compliments of RMTC. If curious, please join us!
Our winter highlight will be to attend a matinee of Outside Mullingar in February at the Warehouse Theatre.