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McCoy Theatre Turns Thirty

Publication Date: 8/30/2010

Performances in the McCoy Theatre have ranged from its first production of “Candide” to “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” to last season’s production of “Reckless.”

On October 29, the theatre will host a 30th anniversary party following the opening performance of “The Robber Bridegroom.” Here is a list other shows and events throughout the season: 

“Sole Music: A Journey through an African American Quilt of Song”
performed by Rhodes alumnus Charles Holt
September 10, 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public.

Reading of “Imagination”
a play by Rhodes alumnus Levi Frazier
September 15 and September 17, times to be announced.
Admission is free and open to the public.

“The Robber Bridegroom”
adapted from the novella by Eudora Welty; book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry; music by Robert Waldman
guest director Scott Ferguson
October 29 & 30; November 4 –6; 7:30 p.m. and November 7;  2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students from the community, $7 for senior citizens, and $2 for Rhodes students.

McCoy Theatre′s 30th Anniversary Party (open to the public)
October 29 at 9:30 p.m. following the opening performance of “The Robber Bridegroom”

“The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”
Cast & Crew 25th Anniversary Reunion
November 6 at 2 p.m.

“Never Fight a Shark in Water” PREMIERE
by Lara Naughton
performed by alumnus Charles Holt
January 27 at 7:30 p.m.
For ticket information, call 901-843-3839.

“Argonautica
performed by Chatterbox Audio Theater
February  11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m.
For ticket information, call 901-843-3839.

“Seven”
by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Krieger, Carol Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz
directed by Cookie Ewing
February 17 –19 at 7:30 p.m.
For ticket information, call 901-843-3839.

“Twelfth Night”
by William Shakespeare
guest director Nick Hutchison
April 1 & 2;  April 14 –16; 7:30 p.m. and April 17; 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students from the community, $7 for senior citizens, and $2 for Rhodes students.

End-of-Year Celebration
includes special guests and surprise performances by Bennett Wood and Company
April 30 at 7:30 p.m.

PLUS! Readings, student projects & workshop presentations will occur throughout the year.

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Season 29

“Candide”

 

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Bravo to the recently announced 2010 Ostrander Award Winners from Rhodes!

They are:
Leading Actor, Drama: Ed Porter, “The Elephant Man”
Leading Actress, Drama: Lee Bryant, “Reckless”
Supporting Actress, Drama: Alicia Queen, “The Elephant Man”
Props: Kathy Haaga, “Shakuntala Reductia”

The annual Ostrander Awards honor excellence in Memphis theatre. This year’s ceremony was held at the Memphis Botanic Garden on August 29.

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