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2021-22 SEASON

Hanover College presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

The Mousetrap

by Agatha Christie

Directed by Gabriel Vanover
Technical Direction by Christian Bowyer

October 15-17, 2021

After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, who arrives on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate in Agatha Christie’s murderous masterpiece.

Hanover College presents Sense and Sensibility, a comedy

Sense and Sensibility

by Kate Hamill

Directed by Dr. Jennifer Schmidt
Technical Direction by Christian Bowyer

November 19-21, 2021

In this playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. This adaptation examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

Hanover College presents Proof by David Auburn


by David Auburn

Directed by Dr. Jennifer Schmidt
Technical Direction by Christian Bowyer

February 11-13, 2022

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?

This production was made possible with generous support from Dr. Anne-Marie Blancquaert and Dr. Walter Bruyninckx.

Hanover College presents A Year with Frog and Toad by Willie and Robert Reale

A Year with Frog and Toad

by Willie and Robert Reale

Directed and Choreographed by Gabriel Vanover
Music Direction by Cathy Ryan
Technical Direction by Christian Bowyer

Special School Performances (SOLD OUT) April 6-8, 2022
Public Performances April 8-10, 2022

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Arnold Lobel’s treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure! Waking from their hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make-believe… all charm, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

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