Written by Nikolai Gogol and directed by Dr. Monica Anderson, this satirical farce tells the story of a corrupt small town run by a greedy mayor and his comrades. The town panics at the news that a government inspector is on his way from the capital. Hilarity ensues when the townsfolk display their greed and stupidity by confusing a low-level official with the real inspector.
“Anathan Theatre is small in size but my experience here has been tremendous. The smaller setting gives all of us even more of an opportunity to be involved in all parts of production. The authentically Catholic culture at the school nourishes our sense of respect for the art and respect for those around us. The people I have encountered here are humble, hard-working, and bursting with creativity. The environment at Franciscan has nurtured a thriving theatre community here and I’m excited to see where we go next!”
Directed by Michael Lamontagne, Blind Date is a romantic comedy turned on its head, a hilarious take on courtship and marriage.
Directed by Cameron Kofalt, The Act of Living is filled with both lighthearted and comedic moments as well as deeply emotional and meaningful ones. It brings laughter, tears, and a positive message.
Directed by Ilona Ludanyi, Eurydice is a heart-rending tragedy that explores the importance of love and human connection.
Directed by Thomas Bodoh, Brilliant Traces is a dramatic, comical, and wonder-filled piece that will leave you awed by the beauty of human connection and the consequences of cooking somebody else’s shoes.
Set in 1945, a group of artists and one "elderly woman of unbalanced mental capacity" work to stop a greedy profiteer and his gang of villains from blowing up Paris to search for oil. It is an iconic tale of finding joy in an environment that is overwhelmed with a challenge of beauty vs. greed.