Curse of the Starving Class
by Sam Shepard
Winner of the 1976-77 Obie Award for best new American play, this is a major work by one of theatre's most respected and celebrated writers, Sam Shepard. Curse of the Starving Class is a darkly comic exploration of the American family psyche in the style of absurdism. The play focuses on the dysfunctional Tate clan - the drunken dreamer of a father, burned-out mother, rebellious teenage daughter, and idealistic son - as they struggle for control of the rundown family farm in a futile search for freedom, security, and ultimately meaning in their lives. Show Dates: November 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23. November 16, there will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee. All show times are at 7:30 p.m.
by Steven Sater, Composer Duncan Sheik
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations - as well as the exhilaration - of the teen years. It features music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget. Show Dates: February 28, March 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15. March 8, there will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee. All show times are at 7:30 p.m.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
by Bert V. Royal
An "unauthorized parody," the play imagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as teenagers. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sexual relations and identity are among the issues covered in this drama. Playwright Bert V. Royal builds on the foundation of Charles Schulz's iconic comic strip, creating a parody that's also a stand-alone play apt to resonate even with those who belong to that small population segment unfamiliar with Peanuts. Show Dates: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17. May 10, there will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee. All show times are at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Clark College Bookstore in Gaiser Hall, online at http://www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp
or call 360-992-2815.
Season ticket prices:
Students (with ID): $22
Alumni (with membership): $22
Senior Citizens: $28
General Admission: $36
Fall and Spring Shows Individual Ticket prices:
Students (with ID): $9
Alumni (with membership): $9
Senior Citizens: $11
General Admission: $13
Spring Awakening Ticket prices:
Students (with ID): $11
Alumni (with membership): $11
Senior Citizens: $13
General Admission: $15
The Decker Theatre is located in the Frost Arts Center. Please enter through the front entrance, go through the lobby and the theatre entrance is located in the southeast corner of the courtyard.
Clark Theatre embraces its role as part of an educational institution that is strongly committed to diversity. Our script selections reflect our mission to educate students and to initiate dialog about important topics. As a result, they may include violence, strong language, or overt sexuality that some audience members may find provocative. If you have questions about our production, we encourage you to research the play in advance or to contact our box office staff.