Current Season

Proof

November 13 - 23, 2014

By David Auburn
Directed by Danielle Dyksterhouse (BU ’15)
Featuring Peoria guest actor Charles Brown

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and The Tony Award for Best Play

Romance, mystery and mathematics combine in this acclaimed, wonderfully funny American play. Catherine, a gifted young mathematician postponed her education to care for her brilliant but unstable father, an eminent math legend. Now re-starting her life, she struggles with a potential new love, the arrival of her estranged sister, and the discovery of a mysterious notebook that forces her to ask how much of her father’s genius—or madness—she has inherited.

“A compelling evening of theatre . . .a smart and passionate play of ideas”--NY Daily New

PROOF will be the first mainstage season production ever to be directed by a BU theatre undergrad – the remarkable Danielle Dyksterhouse.

Cast

Name Role
Charles Brown Robert
Meghan Grott Catherine
Katey Kraemer Claire
Derek Yeghiazarian Harold Dobbs

 

Production Staff

Name Title
Danielle Dyksterhouse Director
Cat Zimmerman Stage Manager
Hannah Kfoury Assistant Stage Manager
Rebekah Farr Assistant Stage Manager
Morgan Brennan Assistant Scenic Designer
Jake Hayes Assistant Lighting Designer
Chris Vieth Assistant Sound Designer
Michael Castelluccio Assistant Technical Director
Cedric Knuth Props Designer
Becca Laird Assistant Props Designer
Hannah Williams Dramaturg
Sarah Heilbronner Publicist
Greer Stewart Deck Hand
Aidan Barker Deck Hand
Amanda Dacks Dresser
Akilah Brown Wardrobe Head
Jennifer Gonzalez Light Board Operator
Peyton McDermott Sound Board Operator

 

The Mountaintop

February 19 - March 1, 2015

As You Like It

April 16 - 26, 2015

Tickets and information: (309) 677-2650

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kevin Rich

“All the world’s a stage”

Guest director Kevin Rich, acclaimed artistic director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, leads Bradley Theatre’s actors in a refreshing new approach to one of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies.

Unquestionably one of Shakespeare’s greatest characters, the brilliant young Rosalind is banished from court by the uncle who usurped her father’s throne. Disguised as young men, she and her faithful cousin, Celia, flee to the forest of Arden in search of Rosalind’s father, the Duke. The women are welcomed to the Duke’s court-in-exile, where they discover an unforgettable assortment of courtiers, clowns, rustics, romantics and philosophers; where love is kindled, gender confused, justice debated, and forgiveness pursued.

Fun fact: As You Like It contains more songs than any other Shakespeare play. They include, “Under the Greenwood Tree”, “Blow, Blow, Thu Winter Wind”, and “It Was a Lover and His Lass.”

Spring Awakening

September 25 - October 5, 2014

Show Times:
Monday-Saturday: 8:00pm
Sunday: 2:30pm

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by BU Theatre Arts Chair, Scott Kanoff 

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, this groundbreaking alt-rock musical fuses electrifying contemporary songs with the timeless story of adolescent love, sexual discovery and the struggle for identity. A Peoria premiere.

“The Most Explosive New Musical Since RENT” --Star-Ledger, Newark

“A kind of miracle. The staggering purity of this show will touch all open hearts.” --New York Observer

Cast

Name Role
Melissa Blain Martha
Alex Buchko Frau Gabor
Amanda Dacks Adult Woman
Jake Hayes Adult Man
Sarah Heilbronner Wendla
Kiayla Jackson Ilsa
Samantha Johnson Thea
Cedric Knuth Ernst/Reinhold
Rebecca Laird Anna
Peyton McDermott Moritz
Kyle Peck Hanschen/Rupert
Zack Olson Melchior
Aris-Allen Roberson Otto/Ulbrecht
Adam Windish Georg/Dieter

Production Staff

Name Title
Scott Kanoff Director
Susan Somerville Musical Director
Kate Kislingbury Choreographer
Chad Lowell Scenic Designer
Andy Kauff Lighting Designer
Nikki Wheeler Costume Designer
Summer Okamuro Hair & Makeup Designer
Chad Lowell Sound Designer
Rachael Pell Stage Manager
Travis Stern Dramaturg
Carrie Peiffer Technical Director
Cat Zimmerman Wardrobe Head
Nora Cook Props Master
Michael Castelluccio Master Electrician
Cassandra Cooper Publicity