Thursday, November 14, 2013

BSC Theater Production of "Company"

The Birmingham-Southern College Theater Department will be putting on Stephen Sondheim's classic Tony award-winning musical "Company". The play focuses around the protagonist, Bobby, a single man in his mid-thirties who finds himself unable to commit to a steady relationship, the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most plays, "Company" is considered a concept play where the events that take place have no real chronological order and the emphasis is placed on the meaning behind what happens, rather than on the actual events themselves. According to Sondheim:
"Broadway theatre has been for many years supported by upper-middleclass people with upper-middle-class problems. These people really want to escape that world when they go to the theatre, and then here we are with Company talking about how we're going to bring it right back in their faces."

Performances will be held November 21, 22, & 23 at 7:30 p.m. and on November 24 at 2:30 p.m. on the College Theatre Mainstage. General public reservations began on November 7, 2013 and are still continuing up until the day of the show. Ticket are $20.00 general public and $10.00 students, regardless of the school you attend.  Cash, checks, and major credit cards accepted for payment. The BSC Theatre Box Office can be reached at (205) 226-4780, Monday through Friday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Attendance qualifies as an EEIS credit for BSC students.

Additionally, a Provost's Forum will be held featuring BSC Professor of Theatre Michael Flowers and BSC Associate Professor of Psychology Heather Meggers-Wright along with select cast and crew members of the production at the College Theater Mainstage on November 19 during Common Hour. The panel discussion is entitled "Hooking Up in 1970: Sex and Relationships in the Musical 'Company'". This event also qualifies as an EEIS credit for all BSC students.

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