Fall 2018

FRANKENSTEIN 

By Mary Shelley
Adapted by Austin Tichenor
Directed by Damon Bonetti and Charlotte Northeast

Walter K. Gordon Theater
October 31-November 4
Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30; Sunday at 2:00;
High School Matinee: Friday, November 2 at 10:00 am

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Mary Shelley’s horror story, Frankenstein, Rutgers–Camden Theater kicks off its season with Austin Tichenor’s thrilling and faithful stage adaption. The brilliant Dr. Frankenstein creates life in his laboratory, but he soon realizes that he can’t control it, and must destroy it. Widely regarded as the original science fiction novel, the amazing twists and turns of this classic tale have gripped generations of readers and will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

Black Box Studio
December 6-9
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30; Sunday at 2:00

Student directors and actors present a slate of short plays in a variety of genres that are perfect for short attention spans!

Spring 2019

CLYBOURNE PARK

By Bruce Norris
Directed by Kenneth Elliott
Walter K. Gordon Theater

February 13-17, 2019
Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30; Sunday at 2:00
High School Matinee: Friday, February 15 at 10:00 am

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play examines issues of race, class, and gentrification with crackling wit and unblinking candor. In Act I, set in 1959, an African-American family (the Youngers of Hansberry’s play) has purchased a house in Clybourne Park, an all-white suburban Chicago neighborhood. In Act II, fifty years later, a white family wants to move into the same house in what has become a predominantly black neighborhood. A community showdown takes place in both instances, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground. The New York Times called it, “ferociously smart,” and Variety raved, “Yes, it’s dangerous and provocative, but pulverizingly funny to boot!”

Contains mature themes. Recommended for High School age and up.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney

Walter K. Gordon Theater
April 10-14, 2019
Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30; Sunday at 2:00
High School Matinee: Friday, April 12 at 10:00 am

An eclectic group of six young overachievers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, this musical will charm audiences with its quirky wit. The New York Times dubbed it “effortlessly endearing!”

 


Past Productions:

At Rutgers–Camden, we have a long-standing history of staging diverse, significant works of theater for the benefit of our students and audiences. Here are some of our most recent productions:

Spring 2018 – Avenue Q by Jeff Whitty
Directed & Choreographed by Ellie Mooney

Watch videos of the cast in rehearsal!

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Brittany Onu and Regina Carson:
Eric Zavadsky:
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Spring 2018 – Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Professor Damon Bonetti

 

Fall 2017 – The Student Directed One-Act Play Festival
Directed by Rutgers—Camden students Eric Zavadksy, Kimmie Starts, Kelsey Brown, John Patouhas, Jenna Sharples, and Hunter Smith

 

Fall 2017 – The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Professor Paul Bernstein

 

Proof - Spring 2017

Spring 2017 – Proof by David Auburn
Directed by Professor Damon Bonetti

 

12 Angry Jurors - Winter 2016

Winter 2017 – Twelve Angry Jurors – by Reginald Rose, Adapted by Sherman Sergel
Directed by Professor Paul Bernstein 

 

Fall 2016 – Little Shop of Horrors – Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Dr. Kenneth Elliott

 

Romeo & Juliet - Spring 2016

Spring 2016 – Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Kenneth Elliott

 

Winter 2016 – The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute
Directed by Professor Damon Bonetti

 

Fall 2015 – The Student Directed One-Act Play Festival
Directed by Rutgers–Camden Students Alexis Cabrera, Bill Epstein, and Alex Scheinberg

 

Fall 2015 – The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
Directed by Jesse Bernstein

 

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Spring 2015 – Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Directed by Dr. Kenneth Elliott

 

Winter 2015 – The Student Directed One Act Play Festival
Directed by Rutgers–Camden Students: Alexis Cabrera, Katrina Hall, Michael Hess, André Pajarillo, and Alex Scheinberg

 

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Fall 2014 – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Professor Paul Bernstein

Filmic Design by Professor Robert A. Emmons Jr.

 

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Fall 2014 – Hand Me Down the Silver Trumpet
A Red-Hot New Musical which celebrates the legacy of great African-American recording artists of the 1920s and 30s.
Directed and Written by Dr. Kenneth Elliott
Music Arrangement and Direction by Professor Stefán Örn Arnarson
Choreography by Sammy Reyes

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Spring 2014 – Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen
Singing, Dancing, and Revelery inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Directed by Dr. Kenneth Elliott
Musical Direction by Dr. Julianne Baird
Conducted by Prof. Stefán Örn Arnarson
Photo Credits: Bryan Park – Copyright 2014

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Winter 2014 – Nickel and Dimed by Joan Holden
Based on Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Eherenreich
Directed by Prof. Aaron Oster

 

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Fall 2013 – You Can’t Take It with You by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
Directed by Prof. Paul Bernstein

 

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Spring 2013 – The Actor’s Nightmare & Other Comedies by Christopher Durang
A Series of One Act Plays Directed by Rutgers–Camden Students Cooper Gorelick, Jake Hufner, & Sean Quinn
Faculty Advisor – Aaron Oster

 

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Winter 2013 – The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Dr. Kenneth Elliott

 

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Fall 2012 – Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Prof. Paul Bernstein

 

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Spring 2012 – A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Dr. Kenneth Elliott

 

Last Days of Judas Iscariot resized (2011)

Fall 2011 – The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Prof. Paul Bernstein

 

Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" - Spring 2011

Spring 2011 – Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure
Directed by Dr. Kenneth Elliott

 

Fuddy Meers - Fall 2010
Fall 2010 – Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Prof. Paul Bernstein

 

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Spring 2010 – Franz Kafka’s The Trial 
Directed by Prof. Paul Berstein

 

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Fall 2009 – Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Directed by Dr. Kenneth Elliott

 

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Spring 2009 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Directed by Prof. Paul Bernstein

 

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Fall 2008 – Moliere’s Tartuffe
Directed by Dr. Kenneth Elliott

 

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Spring 2008 – Angels in America, Part I: Millenium Approaches by Tony Kushner
Directed by Dr. Kenneth Elliott

 


A Midsummer Night's Dream - Fall 2007

Fall 2007 – Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
Directed by Prof. Paul Bernstein
Technical Direction & Design by Prof. James H. Mobley, 
Filmic Depiction by Prof. Robert A. Emmons Jr.

Spring 2007 – The Importance of Being Earnest
Directed by Prof. Larry Biren
Technical Direction by Prof. James H. Mobley

Theater Program – Spring Festival: Student Works
(Original and Student generated theater works, musicians in concert, some dance, some video, a surprise special guest, an alumni blast from the past and more.)

Fall 2006 – The Madwoman of Chaillot
Directed by Prof. Paul Bernstein

Spring 2006 – Theater Program – Spring Festival 
Ensemble Marathon 
 
Spring 2006 – Once Upon a Mattress
Directed by Prof. Larry Biren

Fall 2005 – As You Like It 
Directed by Prof. Paul Bernstein

Spring 2005 – Theater Program – Spring Festival 
Ensemble Marathon

Spring 2005 – The Passenger List
Written and Directed by Prof. Paul Bernstein

Fall 2004 – Nunsense
Directed by Prof. Martin Dillon

Fall 2004 – A Slight Ache 
Directed by student Kyle Jakubowski (senior project)

Spring 2004 – Something’s Afoot 
Directed by Prof. Martin Dillon

Fall 2003 – Equus
Directed by student Mat Wright (RUT)

Spring 2003 – Noises Off 
Directed by Prof. Larry Biren

Fall 2002 – 110 In The Shade
Directed by Martin Dillon