THURSDAY APRIL 21, 2016 - SOLD OUT
FRIDAY APRIL 22, 2016 - SOLD OUT
Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill is a carnivalesque, satirical examination into the relationships between women and men, men and men, and women and women: all are portrayed as individuals struggling to reconcile who they truly are versus who they are expected to be within the power structures of which they are a part.
This play is divided into two acts. Act One takes place in the late 1800s in South Africa as it is being colonized by British soldiers at the height of the second Boer War, the backdrop for Britain’s losing efforts to uphold white patriarchal traditions linked to the hypocritical expectations of privileged power structures defining its average family unit and monarchy. In a comic sendup of Victorian society, an English aristocrat utterly dominates everyone in his orbit—most of all, his wife and children—while finding time for an affair with a widowed neighbor. In Act Two, he and his family reappear—25 years older—in the looser, freewheeling world of 1979 London.
Gallaudet’s production, directed by adjunct Monique Holt, has come at such a timely moment, as it connects with the important and ongoing national conversation taking place about identity and privilege, one which drives home Churchill’s commentary about the fluidity of once-rigid social roles and mores while shining a light on different forms of oppression.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Performances are April 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm and April 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm in the Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre located in Elstad Annex 131, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 [Metro – RED line – NoMa-Gallaudet]. Free, on-campus parking is available.
This production runs approximately two and a half (2.5) hours with one (1) intermission.
Appropriate for patrons 14 years old and up (children who are 5 years old or younger will not be permitted in the theatre).
Seating is limited to 100 seats per show. There will be one (1) late seating break 15 minutes after the show starts.
All performances will have spoken English accompaniment except Saturday matinees (4/16 and 4/23 at 2:00 pm).
Adults - $15 online (with a credit card), $20 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check)
Non-Gallaudet students (students attending any other school), part-time Gallaudet students (i.e., students taking ASL or PST classes; or students who have not paid the spring 2016 semester unit fee), and full-time Gallaudet students who have paid the spring 2016 semester unit fee and already received their "one free ticket with ID" but want to see the show a second time - $10 online (with a credit card - use the Non-Gallaudet Student category), $15 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check)
Groups of 10 people or more - send a message through TICKETLEAP or email [email protected]
Gallaudet Students - Full-time students who have paid the spring 2016 semester unit fee receive one (1) free ticket with their ID. This ticket must be picked up in the Theatre and Dance Program main office located in Elstad Annex 120. DO NOT buy a Gallaudet student ticket using the online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) unless you are sure that you do not qualify for the one (1) free ticket with ID.
The online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) is available 24/7. The Box Office Window will be open one (1) hour before the start of each performance.
This online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) stops processing credit card transactions two (2) hours before the start of the event. Once credit card transactions stop, ticket purchases must be made at the Box Office Window with cash or a local check.
ALL ticket sales are final - there are no refunds and no exchanges (regardless of how you acquired your ticket). Please arrive early to facilitate parking and to select your seat.