Department of Theatre and Film

2010/2011 Season "Imprisonment"

Certainly legal incarceration is one of the threads running through our season, IMPRISONMENT, but that is only one kind of prison. 
One's body can be imprisoned–or it can itself BE a prison.
We can be imprisoned by societal restrictions or by a loved one's expectations, we can imprison our own souls through guilt or hatred or revenge, or we can devote our lives to freeing others from that which imprisons them.
What imprisons your soul?
How can you set it free?


Fall Theatre Auditions

Tuesday/Wednesday, August 24 & 25, 2010
Center Theatre 6 -10 p.m.

Film Fridays
Location: Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre (PA 1039)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932, 92 min.)
A wrongly convicted man serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang.
Friday, August 27, 2010

The Grapes of Wrath (1940, 128 min.)
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land during the Great Depression.
Friday, Sept. 3, 2010

The Night of the Hunter (1955, 93 min.)
One of the most frightening of movies, with one of the most
unforgettable of villains. (Roger Ebert)
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

Le Trou (1960, 132 min.)
The true story of five prison inmates who attempted to escape
La Sante Prison in France in 1947.
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010
Lab Theatre, Start time-7:30 p.m.

The Birdman of Alcatraz(1962, 147 min.)
A convicted murdered held in permanent isolation
becomes a renowned bird expert.
Friday Sept. 24, 2010

Scared Straight (1978, 52 min.)
Documentary about a program that used inmates to "scare" juvenile
offenders out of their criminal ways.
Friday, Oct. 1, 2010

PLAY - 12 Angry Jurors- written by Reginald Rose, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Director-Cornel Gabara
12 jurors come together to decide the fate of a man accused of murdering his father in what seems, at first, to be
an open and shut case. Based on the 1954 teleplay 12 Angry Men.
October 15 -17 and 20 - 24, 2010
Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2 p.m.)

Film Fridays
Location: Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre (PA 1039)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

First Blood(1982, 93 min.)
Vietnam war vet John Rambo, when abused by a small
town's police force, begins a one man war with it.
Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

Mrs. Soffel (1984, 112 min.) Saturday, Oct. 30th
A warden's wife finds herself attracted to a prisoner.
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

Poison(1991, 85 min.)
Three intercut stories by writer/director Todd Haynes that are partially
inspired by the novels of Jean Genet.
Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

PLAY - Labyrinth - Fernando Arrabal
Director - Ed Lingan
A prisoner trapped in a maze of blankets struggles to find freedom.
Nov. 12- 14 & 17 -21, 2010
Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2 p.m.)

Articles about "Labyrinth"

Independent Collegian ‘Labyrinth’ director talks about concepts behind the play--By Feliza Casano

Independent Collegian CPA to be ‘enveloped in the labyrinth’--by Mitchell Rohrer

The Blade Mood swings featured in area productions by Nanciann Cherry

Spring Theatre Auditions
Monday/ Tuesday, Nov. 29 & 30, 2010
Center Theatre 6 -10 p.m.

24 Hour Plays
They start writing the plays at 7:30 on Friday, and 24 hours later, you get to watch them in production! Come join us
for our sixth annual evening of short plays created, rehearsed, and performed in one short day.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Center Theatre 7:30 p.m.


Film Fridays
Location: Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre (PA 1039)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

American Me (1992, 125 min.)
A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.
Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

Slam (1998, 100 min.)
The story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City
Friday, Jan.21, 2011

Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (2000, 91 min.)
A cinematic portrait of the life and career of the infamous American execution device designer and holocaust denier.
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

25th Hour (2002, 135 min.)
Cornered by the DEA, a convicted drug dealer reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing jail.
Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

Rabbit Proof Fence (2002, 94 min.)
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape from being trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

PLAY - The Hothouse – Harold Pinter
Director – Haerry Kim
Set in an unnamed and undefined institution where the patients are known only by their numbers, this play is a scathingly satirical indictment of bureaucracy run amok. 
Feb. 18 – 20 and 23 – 27, 2011
Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2 p.m.)

Film Fridays
Location: Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre (PA 1039)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Carandiru (2003, 145 min.)
This film is based on the real life experiences of Dr. Drauzio Varella at the penitentiary Carandiru, in São Paulo, Brazil.
Friday, Mar. 4, 2011

Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (2004, 85 min.)
Documentary about the children of prostitutes who work Calcutta’s notorious red light district.
Friday, Mar. 18, 2011

El Maquinista (The Machinist) (2004, 101 min.)
An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.
Friday, Mar. 25, 2011

Troop 1500: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (2005, 68 min.)
Voices of Witness Africa(2006, 30 min.)
Two documentaries: the first is about a Girl Scout troop that brings together daughters with their inmate mothers, incarcerated in a Texas prison, and the second about gay, lesbian & transgendered African Christians.
Friday, Apr. 1, 2011

PLAY - The House of Bernarda Alba - Federico Garcia Lorca
Director – Irene Alby
Through the story of a household of young women hidden away from the world by a domineering mother, Lorca reveals the costs of repressing another’s freedom.
April 8 – 10 and 13 – 17, 2011
Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2 p.m.)

Film Fridays
Location: Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre (PA 1039)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Prison Town, USA (2007, 75 min.)
A small town tries to resuscitate its economy by building a prison.
Friday, Apr. 22, 2011

Student Showcases 
A celebration of representative student work from all levels of classes.
Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2011
Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Senior Film Student Showcases
Graduating film/video seniors present overviews of their work.
May 6 & 7, 2011



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