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Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Jeff Day

Oct. 3-5, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 10-12, 7:30 p.m. 

A new play about Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the real women “computers” working at the Harvard Observatory at the dawn of modern astronomy.  A celestial romance and true story of discovery.  A show full of charm, heart, and the plucky intelligence of three women who opened the skies to us.

An Inspector Calls

by J.B. Priestly

Directed by Carol Anderson

Nov. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.
Matinee:  Nov 16, 2 p.m.
Nov. 21-22, 7:30 p.m. 

This could be a twilight zone episode – a drama that takes place on a single night in April 1912.  A prosperous and self-satisfied British family is visited suddenly by a man calling himself Inspector Goole. It seems a young working-class woman has taken her life that very night and his questions open up secrets, surprises and plot twists along the way.  A great plot, excellent dialogue, and wonderful character development.  You will love this show.

Friday Night Live!

Friday, Dec. 6 – 8 p.m. – one night only.

Hilarious sketch comedy written by Asbury students for Asbury students.  You can’t miss it!

Harvey

by Mary Chase

Directed by Chad Carmack ’21

Jan. 30, 31, Feb 1 – 6:30 p.m.

Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane – but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

A wonderful and beloved play that won the Pulitzer in 1945.

Muller

Written and Directed by David Gomez ’20

Feb. 6-8 – 8:30 p.m.

A classic of love story of boy meets girl meets music meets world.  Come tap your feet to the syncopated rhythms of our own David Gomez.  It’s sure to charm your heart and get you ready for Valentine’s Day.

The Worship Arts Album

Friday, Feb. 21 – 6:30 p.m & 9 p.m. 

Come worship with Asbury Worship Arts students as they perform and record a live album of original worship songs.  Always a huge and deeply worshipful event.  Come be blessed!

10-Minute Play Festival

Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

A competition of 10-Minute plays written, directed, and performed by Asbury students.  Last year was a sell-out hit!   Don’t miss it.  The hilarious, the heartbreaking, and the downright absurd – It’s all a good time.  

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

Doubt

by Don Patrick Shanley

Directed by Jeff Day

March 26-28, 7:30 p.m.

Apr. 16-18, 7:30 p.m.

Based upon a few circumstantial details and a lot of intuition, the stern nun, Sister Aloysius Beauvier believes that one of the priests at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church and school has been molesting a 12-year-old boy named Donald Muller, the school’s only African-American student. Sister Aloysius recruits a young, naive nun (Sister James) to assist her in monitoring the suspicious yet charismatic Father Flynn. She also addresses her concerns to Donald’s mother, who, surprisingly, is not horrified or even shocked by the allegations. (Mrs. Muller is more concerned about her son getting into high school and avoiding a beating from his dad.) The play concludes with a one-on-one confrontation between Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn as she attempts to get the truth out of the priest.

Take No Prisoners!

by Jim Shores

Directed by Sarah Cole ’20

Apr 16-18 & 24, 7:30 p.m.

Wan and Teyana lead a simple life guarding a bridge in a video game’s mythical realm.  But when they wake up and realize they exist and want more out of life, they must join forces with a skater, a vixen, and a medieval genius to survive. Wanted dead by the Players, this motley crew carries a source code that might just save their creator’s life.  Set to early 2000s skater music.  This is a quest tale full of adventure, swords, and – the meaning of life.  Don’t miss it 🙂

Friday Night Live!

May 1 – 8 p.m. – one night only.

Finish out your semester with more hilarious sketch comedy written by Asbury students for Asbury students.  It will send you into finals with a smile on your face.