Three of our ACE colleges allow ACE families to attend specific theatrical performances. However, you MUST register through ACE.
ACE students and their parents may attend as many of the listed performances as they like. Tickets are compliments of ACE and the participating College Theatre Depts.
~ YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL SEATS. NO "WALK-INS".
(ACE families are limited to 3 tickets, but call ACE for exceptions and/or more info.)
THE SPRING PERFORMANCES ARE:
1. Cornell University: *CRAZY BLOOD Thurs. Apr. 4, 2013
~ In this dark comedy about the clash of cultures.’ A new teacher struggles to teach classic literature to a group of rowdy, underprivileged students. Heroic characters are not popular with the disrespectful students. Instead of imagining themselves into the scenes of various classics, they; tap away on their phones or loudly insult the teacher...until...
* NOTE: This play has now been revised and renamed...
"MOTHER OF EXILES: tells the story of Ivy League educated teacher Madga Andrews and her troubled classroom on the Arizona/Mexico border. Armed by the state and under pressure, Andrews uses a gun to teach her students about American civics."
2. SUNY Cortland: "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS" Fri. Apr. 5, 2013
~ This fun-filled musical version of the "Princess and the Pea" includes a weak-willed Prince, his domineering mother and an impossible 'test'. By turns hilarious & raucous then romantic & melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and retribution provides for some hilarious shenanigans. Great for all ages.
3. Ithaca College: "AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE" Mon. Apr. 22, 2013
~ Arthur Miller's adaptation portrays the fate of Dr. Thomas Stockmann, a 'whistle blower' in a small, coastal town. Knowing it's polluted, the townsfolk are intent on profiting from unaware tourists visiting the mineral springs for their health. Can he risk everything to defend his conviction that the town must do what is 'right' vs. economic gain?
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