Trinity’s theatre group will perform a thoughtful production of Horton Foote’s play The Habitation of Dragons on April 17, 18, 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marg Kallemeyn Theatre in the Art and Communication Center. The spring play is sponsored by the department of communication arts. Regular ticket prices are $10 for general admission; $7 for students and senior citizens. The public is invited to stay for a post-show discussion after the April 24 performance.
About the Play
The Habitation of Dragons depicts a small Texas family struggling to work through lies and misunderstandings toward places of potential reconciliation.
Director John Sebestyen, assistant professor of communication arts, said the play is a beautifully structured and emotionally moving piece of dramatic literature. “It is important for us as Christians to think about how we move through life in ways that honor God and express love for others,” he said, “and I think that this play forces us to think through how well we do these things.”
The Habitation of Dragons is one of the many plays written by Foote, a prolific and legendary American writer. Foote died on March 4, 2009, just weeks before his 93rd birthday. He was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy, and two Academy Awards. Foote’s most famous win was an Oscar for his screenplay adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.
Themes of the play may not be suitable for children younger than high-school age due to the nature of some content.
Dinner Theatre Option – April 17
This year’s opening performance on April 17 will offer an option for an evening of dinner and theatre, beginning with punch at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Texas-themed dinner at 6 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby. During dinner, those present will receive an insider’s guide to the play, including a more detailed presentation of the play’s themes, setting, and playwright. The director will be speaking on the play selection, casting, designing, and rehearsal process.
The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Marg Kallemeyn Theatre in the Art and Communication Center. After the show, those who were in attendance at the dinner beforehand will receive an all-access backstage tour of the theatre facilities, given by the director. Tickets are $35 for the meal, drink, and dessert and include the cost of a ticket for the April 17 performance of the play. Ticket prices are $32 for senior citizens.
Play tickets and tickets for the dinner theatre combination can be purchased by calling the College switchboard at 708.597.3000.