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‘Learning Plays’ straddles the line between real and surreal

‘Learning Plays’ straddles the line between real and surreal

After the Knox Theatre Department decided to cancel its mainstage production of “The Good Person of Szechwan” over concerns voiced by students, Professor of Theatre Neil Blackadder was still determined to produce a Bertolt Brecht play. Blackadder was drawn to the ensemble aspect and minimalism of “Learning Plays.” With the last minute cancellation of “Good Person,” the department sought a show that could be designed in a short amount of time while still doing it justice.
February 21, 2017
Knox Theatre Presents Brecht's Experimental "Learning Plays"

Knox Theatre Presents Brecht's Experimental "Learning Plays"

Knox College Theatre presents "The Learning Plays" by Bertolt Brecht, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 24, in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and Knox College alumni, free to all students with school ID, and free to Knox College students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance or by advanced reservation at 309-341-7472...
February 20, 2018
Knox Theatre presents: ‘The Drowning Girls’

Knox Theatre presents: ‘The Drowning Girls’

When deciding on the series of theatre productions for each year, Chair in Theatre Arts Liz Carlin Metz considers shows in conversation with political and social issues that are currently in progress. For her, “The Drowning Girls” was the perfect show to illustrate the fragility and vulnerability of women’s status. The actresses each play one of the three women who marry and are then murdered by George Joseph Smith. The actresses frequently change roles throughout the play, switching between their main role, the role of George Joseph Smith and of other minor characters. As Director of the show, Metz feels that having a small cast instead of assigning each role to a new person creates a sense of intimacy that is vital for the show’s intention.....
Nov 2, 2017
Theatre: The Drowning Girls

Theatre: The Drowning Girls

Knox College Theatre presents The Drowning Girls, by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, through Saturday, November 4, in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, on the Knox campus in Galesburg, Illinois....
Oct 31, 2017
Theatre Class: Bread and Puppet

Theatre Class: Bread and Puppet

Photos from a class that just happened in our Dept...
May 28, 2017
New Arts Administration Minor Combines Arts, Business

New Arts Administration Minor Combines Arts, Business

Knox College's new minor in arts administration will give students the skills they need for a more rapid career trajectory as practicing artists or arts managers.
May 25, 2017
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