Experimental Theatre Company
Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle. Fall 2014. Directed by Austin Yarbrough
Photo Credit: James Ramirez
Student-generated group laboratory experience in the selection, rehearsal and production of a major theatre production for public performance. ETC strives to provide dedicated students from all artistic sectors of the university community with an atmosphere that fosters artistically challenging collaborative work.
ETC is governed by a board of student-advisors (elected by fellow theatre majors), a chair (selected by the faculty) and a faculty advisor. Recent productions have included: Vanities, Mr. Marmalade, 4000 miles, Flowers for Algernon, Undergrad, The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
About the Spring 2016 production: The Book of Liz
Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, has been her whole life. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated among her Squeamish brethren, and she decides to try her luck in the outside world. Along the way, she meets a Cockney-speaking Ukrainian immigrant couple who find her a job waiting tables at Plymouth Crock, a family restaurant run almost entirely by recovering alcoholics. The alcoholics love her. The customers love her. Her Danderfrock fits right in. Things are going great for Liz, until she's offered a promotion to manager. Unfortunately, Liz has a sweating problem, and to get the job, she'll have to fix it. Meanwhile, back at Clusterhaven, Liz's compatriots just can't seem to duplicate her cheese ball recipe, and it's going to cost them their quaint, cloistered lifestyle. They are panic-stricken and desperate, and sure she sabotaged the recipe. Does Liz go through with the operation? Can the Squeamish be saved? Will the cheese balls ever taste good again? The answers to these and so many other questions can be found in the comedy from the talent Family, David and Amy Sedaris.
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 4pm
Friday, April 8, 2016 8pm
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8pm
Sunday, April 10, 2015 at 2pm
(Note: Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office beforehand, on the day of the performance, tickets can be purchased a half hour before the show in front of the Lab School Theatre, LS 101.)