Mission of Theatre Arts Program at Le Moyne College
The primary responsibility of the Le Moyne College Theatre program is to provide effective instruction to students in theatre arts within the liberal-arts environment and Jesuit tradition of Le Moyne. This instruction includes experiences to promote creativity, theatrical artistry, intellectual growth, and personal development. A further responsibility is to lead students in the production of vivid theatrical events for the Le Moyne and surrounding communities that engage audiences in the range, vitality, and contributions of the theatre to the issues of both society and the individual.
Theatre is one of the most ancient and powerful forms of human expression; a compelling synthesis of speech, visual art, verse, music and movement. Producing a memorable theatrical performance requires the varied talents of many artists working toward a common goal.
Le Moyne College theatre arts students become capable of contributing to this experience through a grounding in the liberal arts, as well as specialized instruction in acting, design, technology and stage management. Performances for the campus and community audiences are staged in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful facility offering the latest in performance and production equipment and facilities.
Theatre Events for the 2012-13 Academic Year
Following is a list of Boot and Buskin theatre events for the 2012-13 year, all performed at the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts. Faculty are encouraged to fold any plays into their syllabi. If you need more information, call (315) 445-4523.
Fall '12 semester
A Tempest by William Shakespeare; adapted and directed by Matt Chiorini; Oct. 25, 26, 27 and Nov. 1, 2 and 3, at 8 p.m. Matinee performance on November 3 at 2 pm.
When Shakespeare was ready to hang up his pen, he did it with style. Shakespeare’s final play is an enchanting fairy tale, weaving together magic, romance, comedy, and poetry in this compelling fable of revenge and forgiveness. Starring local theatre legend Michael Barbour as the wizard Prospero, this bewitching masterwork continues to cast a spell hundreds of years after it was first performed.
Spring '13 semester
Reckless: by Craig Lucas, directed by Leslie Noble Feb. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23.
It’s Christmas Eve and Rachel is informed by her husband that he has hired a hitman to kill her--and then things get really strange! This richly inventive and often startling dark comedy is a bittersweet Christmas fable for contemporary America. Wandering in and out of fantasy and surrealism, Reckless yanks us through every conceivable absurdist hoop, fracturing narrative, language and characterization on the way to its heartbreaking and ridiculous destination.
Pirates of Penzance: Gilbert & Sullivan directed by Matt Chiorini. April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13.
GIlbert and Sullivan struck musical-comedy gold with their band of wild, chest-pounding crew of pirates who make it a rule never to hurt orphans (as they are all orphans themselves). The Pirates of Penzance is a hilariously colorful storybook adventure of fair maidens, swaggering pirates, bumbling policemen and true love that's perfect for the entire family. Featuring a glorious and recognizable score, this swashbuckling classic includes the most famous patter song ever written: "I am the very model of a modern Major General".