2013-2014 Theatre Season (L-R): Hello Dolly, James and the Giant Peach, Medea
ENC Theatre Season 2017-2018
Eastern Nazarene College is proud to present three theatrical performances each academic year in the Cove Fine Arts Center. The shows vary in genre and style, representing a wide spectrum of entertainment that audiences are sure to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you at one of the performances this year! Please see directions to the college and the campus map to find parking.
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
April 17-21, 2018
ENC captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables. Whether the playgoer is an “old friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this production allows for Anne to seep into your heart.You can purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
February 15-17, 2017
Bertolt Brecht is considered the father of theatre for social justice. Writing in war-torn Germany in the 1930s, he believed theatre should not be an escape from reality, but rather should make people think about the reality they live in and leave a show wanting to change their society. Brecht’s “Mother Courage and her Children” is a perfect example of tackling hard issues that society often shies away from. How does war affect our decision-making? Our values and actions? Our faith? What is religion’s role in a war-torn country? How do women survive when men are destroying their world? These are the questions Brecht’s play asks and hopes audiences will leave discussing. Set during the 30-years-war, Mother Courage has three children she must protect from the impact of the war, but also must face the reality that she ultimately has no control over her children’s decisions or the game of war. Still, she must survive. She must go on. Black Box Format, Limited Seating, Not recommended for children under 12.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
October 12-21, 2017
One of the most enduring shows of all time, this musical is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right hand man and reunites him with his family.