Ode, a play by Jonathan Johnson
Eastern Washington University's Theatre program will offer a special engagement of Ode, an original play based on the whirlwind romance between the great English poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, a romance cut short by tragic events. The play, written by poet and EWU professor Jonathan Johnson, will run during March 2013, and return for an encore performance on Tuesday, April 9, as part of the Get Lit! Festival.
"Ode" tells one of the greatest true love stories in the history of literature. In 1819, John Keats is young, brilliant and free. An epidemic of tuberculosis has taken half his family, but he has left his career as a doctor to devote whatever remains of his own life to his one, consuming passion-poetry. Then she moves in next door. Fanny Brawne. Beautiful, feisty, and confident, she is the sweetheart of every ball. Will she be his ruin or the muse to make him immortal?
The Eastern Washington University Theatre presents a world premier of this original play by celebrated poet and EWU professor Jonathan Johnson.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: University Theatre in the Fine Arts complex of the EWU Cheney Campus. Located on Washington Street between Sutton Park and the football field.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Bat Boy: The Musical
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
Directed by Jeffrey Sanders
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a "normal" boy by the veterinarian's wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin.
May 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30
May 12 at 2:00
May 16 at 5:00
For information on auditioning for this show, please check out our Facebook event page!!
The Underpants, Fall 2012
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