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‘Before Sunrise’ English Translation debuts in Harbach Theatre

‘Before Sunrise’ English Translation debuts in Harbach Theatre

As national midterm elections approach, divisive communication between political parties is increasingly prevalent across American society; the first mainstage theater production of the year addresses the instances through which relations of all types become tainted. The play “Before Sunrise” was written in German by Austrian playwright Ewald Palmetshofer. Professor of Theatre and director Neil Blackadder decided to translate the show for Knox students to perform, much to the delight of Palmetshofer. Although Palmetshofer was influenced by the nature of European politics in his writings, he believes the themes of his play are also applicable to political divisions forming within the United States.
October 24, 2018
'Before Sunrise' Premieres at Harbach

'Before Sunrise' Premieres at Harbach

Knox College will stage the world premiere of Professor of Theatre Neil Blackadder’s translation of Before Sunrise on Wednesday through Saturday, October 24-27. The work, by German playwright Ewald Palmetshofer, will be performed at Harbach Theatre in the Ford Center for the Fine Arts.
October 22, 2018
‘The Glass Menagerie’ explores memory

‘The Glass Menagerie’ explores memory

In preparation for his production of Tennessee Williams’ memory play “The Glass Menagerie,” Studio Theatre Associate Professor of Theatre Jeff Grace spent Fall Term researching the playwright’s life. Grace spent Fall Term in Williams’ hometown of St. Louis, visiting places immortalized in his work.
May 9, 2018
Knox College Theatre Presents "The Glass Menagerie"

Knox College Theatre Presents "The Glass Menagerie"

Knox College Theatre presents "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, through Saturday, May 12, in Studio Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, on the Knox campus.
May 08, 2018
Alumni and Students Gain Experience with Chicago Theatre Company

Alumni and Students Gain Experience with Chicago Theatre Company

Knox alumni and current students are part of the production team of a Chicago theatrical production recently recommended for a Joseph Jefferson Award, which Director Elizabeth Carlin Metz calls 'the Chicago version of the Tony awards.'
April 20, 2018
‘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, 2018
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