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Summer Theatre Institute 2014 Season

All performances are free and open to the public. General seating.
For more information, call the Stephens College Box Office at (573) 876-7199.

A Dozen Rootabagas
7:30 p.m., May 23
Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.

Directed by Carol Estey
Our traditional Summer Theatre Institute show for young audiences will feature this delightful tale, adapted by professional actor/director/playwright Kip Niven from the writings of famed author and poet, Carl Sandburg. Directed by Carol Estey, an actor/director/choreographer and a 30-year veteran of Broadway, national tours, regional theatre, and artistic director for dance at Stephens College.

Slap Schtick! Comedy Meets Combat
7:30 p.m., May 30
Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.
Directed/Choreographed by John Wilson
A comic look at what happens when a well-intentioned master class in fight choreography goes awry. Directed/choreographed by John Wilson, a professional director, actor, fight choreographer and teacher.

The Blessed Unrest Project
7:30 p.m., June 6
Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.
Directed by Jessica Burr and Matt Opatrny
STI is indeed privileged to offer this original, devised theatre performance piece. The performance will be developed by the husband and wife team of Matt Opatrny and Jessica Burr of the New York City-based acting company Blessed Unrest, winners of the prestigious 2011 Lucille Lortel Award. Get ready for an evening of thrilling, artist-driven magic!

Women of the West
7:30 p.m., June 13
Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.
Adapted and directed by Lamby Hedge

Using authentic diaries and letters of the period, women of the frontier come alive. Expect a moving, powerful and oft-times amusing evening of testimonials, confessions, harrowing exploits and shared secrets. Lamby Hedge, artistic director of Stephens College Summer Theatre Institute, will adapt and direct.

A Grand Night for Show Music
7:30 p.m., June 23
Macklanburg Playhouse, 104 Willis Ave.

Directed by Rob Doyen, Musical Direction by Cheryl Nichols, and Choreographed by Millie Garvey
We cap our season with a joyous Broadway musical revue. Lots of singing. Lots of dancing. Lots of fabulous entertainment! We have a powerhouse team to bring it all together: Direction by Rob Doyen, musical direction by Cheryl Nichols, along with guest choreographer and Stephens favorite Millie Garvey. A perfect send-off for an amazing season!

About Summer Theatre Institute
The Summer Theatre Institute (STI) gives Stephens first-year theatre students the opportunity to spend their summer producing, directing and acting in four different public performances. STI is an intense, fast-paced learning environment where students are exposed to the realities of show business.

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