School of Communication

MFA Collaboration Series

The Theatre and Interpretation Center MFA Collaboration Series celebrates the shared vision of our second-year MFA design and directing students and provides TIC audiences an opportunity to see the work of these up-and-coming artists. Approximately three MFA Collaboration Series productions are staged each school year, with single tickets available to the general public and complimentary tickets available to TIC mainstage subscribers.

The 2014 MFA Collaboration Series will include the following exciting plays!  
To learn more about the Collaboration Series, contact the TIC Box Office at 847-491-7282.

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By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Lauren Shouse
February 7 at 8 p.m.
February 8 at 2 & 8 p.m.
February 9 at 2 p.m.

Eurydice re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. On the day Eurydice marries the romantic musician Orpheus, a Nasty and Interesting Man lures her away, claiming to have a letter for her from her deceased father. In the surreal underworld inhabited by a chorus of stones, Eurydice reunites with her father and must re-learn everything that was once a memory, including what it feels like to love. Ultimately, Eurydice has to choose between a world with her father and a world with Orpheus. Ruhl’s humorous, heartbreaking and lushly inventive story takes the audience on a poetic emotional journey through what it feels like to love and lose and love again.

The Little Foxes

By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Jerrell L. Henderson
February 28 at 8 p.m.
March 1 at 2 & 8 p.m.
March 2 at 2 p.m.

Southern siblings Regina Giddens, and Ben and Oscar Hubbard are in the process of closing the deal of a lifetime with northern businessman William Marshall. This deal will skyrocket them from being a successful business family to attaining wealth beyond their wildest dreams. There is only one snag: Regina’s husband Horace refuses to put up his and Regina’s share of the investment money. How far will Regina and the others go in getting it? Money, control, power, history and heritage, collide in this scintillating and electrifying American drama set at the dawn of the 20th century.

A Dream Play

By August Strindberg
In a new version by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Aaron Snook
May 29 at 7:30 p.m.
May 30 at 8 p.m.
May 31 at 2 p.m.
June 1 at 2 p.m.

A young woman comes from another world to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be.  Following the logic of a dream, in which characters merge into each other, locations change in an instant and a locked door becomes an obsessively recurrent image, Strindberg's A Dream Play, written in 1902, is an amazing amalgam of Freud, Alice's Wonderland and Strindberg's own private symbolism. As Strindberg himself said, he wanted "to capture the inconsistent yet ostensibly logical structure of a dream. Everything can happen...Time and Place do not exist." Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version premiered at the National Theatre in February, 2005.Buy Tickets
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