Upcoming Events
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By Catherine Trieschmann. Directed by Melissa Baldwin. Fourteen-year-old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi with a twisted back, a mother in crisis and a burning desire to be a writer. When she befriends Maribel Purdy, a fervent believer in the power of Jesus Christ to save her from the humiliations of high school, and embarks on a hilarious spiritual and sexual journey that challenges her mother's secular worldview and threatens to tear their fragile relationship apart.
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A selection of newly-created works by Susan Koper and other Indiana choreographers that embraces the notion of sharing and informing. An Evening of Dance includes a piece that depicts the oral history of an African American woman during desegregation of the schools in Little Rock, Arkansas and a solo developed as part of the DEVICES choreograpic workshop with Doug Varone. Join the choreographers and dancers in this shared evening of dance.
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Billy is out waiting for love where she last saw it. Her mum is certain love has walked into her life again. Her sister thinks love could still be found somewhere in the house . . . but Billy herself isn't even allowed through the door. In Katie Hims's sweet, stark family elegy, love never dies, but sometimes – like Billy – it has to sleep in the caravan with Frank's ashes and a bear costume. Billy the Girl is a sharp, yet gentle, look at a fractured family dealing with a lifetime of mistrust.
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Bunkerville: A Post-Apocalyptic MusicalOfficial Selection DISCOVERY New Play Festival 2016This farcical musical takes place in Bunkerville, an underground city, years after a nuclear holocaust. It follows Steve, a self-centered jerk who doesn’t realize it. Tricked by his coworkers to go outside of the bunker, he discovers a wasteland, but one that is oddly bright and beautiful. As his interactions with mutants, Mother Earth cults, and other inhabitants of the new world evolve, Steve discovers new truths about himself, his coworkers and his new surroundings.
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Thrilling. Beautiful. Luscious. Student choreographers—preparing for their final semester at Ball State—showcase their ingenuity while highlighting their best original dances. Witness the future of dance, here at Ball State!
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Pride & PrejudiceAll of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshing and engaging adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority, but her four sisters and overzealous match-making mother make it difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her good sense. In a society where snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice?
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The tiny hamlet of Poor Prairie doesn’t see a lot of folks coming into town, least of all men. So when one gets off the train, everybody talks, especially the high school girls looking for a meal ticket. But this man is mysterious. A few things are clear, though – he’s teaching at the high school and he knows basketball. As for that meal ticket? He may just have that after all, if he can get his Poor Prairie girls good enough at basketball to sell a few tickets. The Tall Girls examines issues of class and gender amidst the historic 1930s Dust Bowl.
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It Can Happen HereIt Can Happen Here responds to an ever-shifting landscape of politics and purpose.Through dance and text, the choreographers ask who is welcomed and who is not in today's America? It's purpose is to build community—seeking resistance, faith, and change in motion.
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Detroit '67In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
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A first for the Department of Theatre and Dance, the 10-Minute Play Fest will feature six one-acts written by students in the department’s playwriting classes. Both directing students and theatrical studies majors can gain experience working with new play development and producing said works.
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Perfect for Valentine's Day, this concert centers on love, and all the good and bad that comes of it. Featuring a variety of dance genres, including jazz, tap, and ballet, fans and haters of Valentine's Day will find something to enjoy in this concert.
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Pericles: Price of TyreEnter Pirates! Set sail with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, on an action-packed, epic journey. In heroic fashion, Pericles woos a princess, fights a famine, weathers storms and a shipwreck, wins the hand of his wife, loses her at sea, and entrusts his only child to a king and queen. From a riddle to a heartrending reunion, Shakespeare’s tale charts one man’s sweeping voyage from a headstrong youth to a sage, world-weary man, with humor, pathos and passion.
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Julie Johnson takes the audience on a journey of two women who start in similar situations, fall in love, and then come to different realizations as their efforts to improve their personal lives leads to a shift in priorities, including deciding on who they love.
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A Chorus LineA Chorus Line is a stunning musical that captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse song after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A Chorus Line is a brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama.
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As the first public presentation of choreographic works by Junior BFA dance majors, this dance concert provides glimpses of the process involved in making a dance piece. The selected works highlight the best in original dances from the talented class of 2019.
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Dry LandEster is a swimmer trying to stay afloat, but her friend Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Set largely in the girls’ locker room of a Florida high school, this new play by Ruby Rae Spiegel sets out to deal with the harrowing experiences of abortion, female friendship, resiliency, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left.
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In its third year, The New Play Project features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists.
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Cinderella: A BalletThe classic fairy tale comes to life through dance, music, costumes, and lights. Set to the famous musical composition by Sergei Prokofiev, this dazzling ballet features Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and the Fairies of the Four Seasons who help Cinderella overcome her mean-spirited stepsisters and find her Prince.