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2009-10 Productions

2009-2010 Main Stage Productions

The Cornell Schwartz Center opens its 2009-2010 theatre season with the silly physical comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featured in the show are (from left) Ariel Reid as Clarice, Amanda Idoko as Beatrice, Jeff Guyton as Truffaldino, and Myles Rowland as Silvio. Performances run September 17 through 24. Tickets available by calling 607-254-2787 or online at www.schwartztickets.com.<br />Photo by Andrew Gillis<br />

Written by: adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Carlo Goldoni
Director: Will Rhys
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The Servant of Two Masters

9/17-19, 9/24-26 at 7:30 pm, 9/26 at 2:00 pm
Kiplinger Theatre

The Servant of Two Masters is classic commedia dell'arte full of mistaken identity, physical humor and a dash of romance. Come be swept away to Venice, and enjoy the antics of a wily servant who gets the best of both his masters.

Nicholas Leichter Dance at Cornell


Nicholas Leichter Dance Company
$25 for students/seniors, $30 for general public
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nicholas leichter dance

10/1
Kiplinger Theatre

Hot new choreographer Nicholas Leichter and his company engage audiences in emotional dialogues through innovative dancing that fuses traditional with contemporary. Their newest work, Killa, features gritty dance and killa dance music.

Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, Lee Blessing, play, comedy, Cornell, theatre, Schwartz Center

Written by: Lee Blessing
Director: David Feldshuh
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Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music

10/21-25 at 7:30 pm, 10/25 at 2:00 pm, 10/28-31 at 7:30 pm, 10/31 and 11/1 at 2:00 pm
Class of '56 Flexible Theatre

Feisty Eve Wilfong lives above Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, a former biker bar turned "Saturday night hangout." Eve attempts to give her niece, a novice nun who has been asked to leave the convent due to a curious compulsion to shout profanities at odd times, advice about life and love in a mad, modern, backcountry world.

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, winter 2009, Cornell Schwartz Center

Written by: William Shakespeare
Director: Melanie Dreyer-Lude
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Romeo and Juliet

11/19-21 at 7:30 pm, 12/3-5 at 7:30 pm, 12/5 at 2:00 pm
Kiplinger Theatre

Misunderstanding, tribalism and passion point two teenagers on an irrevocable and fatal path. One of Shakespeare's great tragedies, Romeo and Juliet explores eternal questions of revenge, love and forgiveness.

wonderful-lifeTM

Written by: Adapted by Joe Landry from the original screenplay
Director: David Feldshuh
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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

12/12 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, 12/13 at 2:00 pm
Kiplinger Theatre

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a 1940s radio broadcast. Imagine five actors embodying over 30 characters, creating their own sound effects, and charming a live audience under the auspices of a delightful old time radio show.

soireesmall

Written by: world premiere original work!
Director: Bruce Levitt
$8 for students/seniors, $10 general public
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Soirée/Cabaret

2/3-7 at 7:30 pm, 2/10-13 at 7:30 pm, 2/7, 13-14 at 2:00 pm
Black Box Theatre

Professor Bruce Levitt and Cornell students create a world premiere performance combining music, laughter and contemporary political commentary. Soirée/Cabaret! will celebrate great songs and feature memorable comedy sketches in a theatrical format that will delight and surprise.

Biloxi Blues, Cornell Schwartz Center

Written by: Neil Simon
Director: J. G. Hertzler
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Biloxi Blues

2/17-23 at 7:30 pm, 2/24-27 at 7:30 pm, 2/21 and 2/27 at 2:00 pm
Class of '56 Flexible Theatre

Neil Simon's play centers on Eugene Jerome, an inexperienced 20-year-old from Brooklyn, who decides to enlist in the Army during World War II. Sent to Biloxi, Mississippi, for basic training, Eugene learns life lessons through a series of hilarious challenges that teach him about different folks, the meaning of love, and "the real world."

Dance, Drama and the Disco of Desire, Dance Concert 2010

Choreographer: Jim Self
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Dance, Drama and the Disco of Desire: Dance Concert 2010

3/11-13 at 7:30 pm, 3/14 at 2:00 pm
Kiplinger Theatre

Take a trip of illusion and play into inner space, outer space, club space and the dreamscapes of desire in a three dimensionally staged after hours world of love, life and the pathos of symbolic death. Always unpredictable, yet eternally provocative, Loveshoe Fest choreographer Jim Self takes you on a journey in and around the world of dancing nightlife.

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Cornell Schwartz Center

Choreographer: Suzanne Farrell
$25 for students/seniors, $30 for general public
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The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

3/17 at 7:30 pm
Kiplinger Theatre

The favorite muse of famed choreographer George Balanchine, Suzanne Farrell is one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century. Her ballet company, based at the Kennedy Center, is committed to the legacy of Balanchine through performances of his classic ballets.

Government Inspector, Nikolai Gogol, Jeffrey Hatcher

Written by: adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Nikolai Gogol
Director: Richard Hamburger
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The Government Inspector

4/29-30 and 5/1 at 7:30 pm, 5/6-8 at 7:30 pm, 5/8 at 2:00 pm
Kiplinger Theatre

The Government Inspector is a biting satire and political farce lampooning bribery, corruption and greed in a wacky, Russian town. Written in 1835 by one of Russia's master playwrights, the witty text rings as true and incredible as today's headlines.