The Chaincourt Theatre Company
Days of Summer
book by Miriam Dold
directed by James Fisk
What do you do when you’re in the middle of casting a show and suddenly there’s no way to perform? The University of Iowa’s theatre group, “Drama Force”, must answer this question after their budget is drastically cut. Their immediate answer is a simple one: sing a song about it. But it soon becomes clear that won’t be enough. The small band of Thespians will have to fight for their very existence as their space is to be transformed into a technically revolutionary media centre. Can the members of “Drama Force” prevent the university from sending them into theatrical oblivion or will they succumb to the administration’s futuristic plans? And then there are, of course, the typical personal problems and crises of life that come into play because, as in any “normal” theatre group, the real drama takes place offstage.
Days of Summer represents the Chaincourt Theatre Company’s first musical production whose script has been written by one its members. Inspired by the author’s experience and ideas as well as developed through contributions from members of the theatre group, the script is accompanied and enhanced by well-known popular and musical songs. And so a musical comes into being that strives to be taken seriously only to the extent that it means to please the audience.
Performances: 29 & 30 June as well as 5 & 7 July, 2012
Location: Room 1.741 (Mehrzweckraum) in the “Nebengebäude“ Uni Campus Westend
Ticket reservations and sales: IG 3.257 (“Zimmer 17”) Grüneburgplatz 1, Tel.: (069) 798-32550
Opening hours: Monday 12-16, Tuesday 10-14, Wednesday 10-12 & Thursday 10-14
Also available at ticket booth on every performance evening as of 18:30
Unkostenbeitrag: 10 euros, 5 euros reduced
Contact: James Fisk, Artistic Director, Chaincourt Theatre Company, email@example.com
Further information: http://chaincourt.org
Production Personnel for Days of Summer
Director: James Fisk
Script Writer: Miram Dold
Choreographer: Christina Klas
Vocal Coach: Sebastian Kitzinger
Actors: Simone Beege, Georginna Caballero, Miriam Dold, Alexander Eirich, Mandy Glanert, Julia Haase, Pablo Coloma, Christopher Hock, Imane Krirat, Céline Kremer, Stephanie Rehder, Marion Sacher, Marcus Schill, Dajana Schmidt, Sebastian Wenzel
Musicians: Sebastian Corrinth, Alexander Keidel, André Wahl
Crew: Fee Heitland, Rebecca Ohanes, Thimo Rohloff, Marion Sacher, Markus Thalhammer
Poster and Programme Design: Stephanie Rehder
Photographs from the production of Days of Summer
Poetic Voices and the Student Anthology
The annual English-language poetry evening, “Poetic Voices,” will take place on Friday, June 15, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in NG 1.741b. This event features student poets and singers as well as musicians. Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 25, 2012. Each poem should not exceed two double-spaced pages; please include a link to your original music if available.
A poetry workshop with Barbara Thimm will be held on May 3, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 pm. in Casino 1.811.
Goethe University students and alumni are welcome to submit original stories, poems or photographs for publication in the annual student anthology. Current students may join the editorial team, which is responsible for selection, editing, lay-out, and design. Participating in Poetic Voices or editing the Student Anthology may earn you credit points and strengthen applications for internships or study abroad. Anthologies are available for sale in Room 17 (4 euro each).
Poetic Voices: email@example.com
Student Anthology: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by The Chaincourt Theatre Company and The Calliopean Society. You may also contact Dr. Preciado, who directs these activities: email@example.com.