[Blackstudies-l] The David Dance

Joshua Shabshis jas63 at geneseo.edu
Thu Feb 5 15:03:00 EST 2015


Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Community Supporters,

The SUNY-Department of Theatre and Dance are proud to present THE DAVID
DANCE, a production written and directed by Geneseo Class of 89' alumni Don
Scimé.

Away from the microphone, David is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself.
However, as his on-air alias, "Danger Dave" - the host of the local radio
show, “Gay Talk,” in Buffalo, New York - he’s poised, witty, and every
listener’s best friend. His sister, Kate, is a thrice divorced banker with
a yen for classical music and cats. Though successful, the siblings suffer
from a secret, yet vast, sense of inadequacy. Kate decides to adopt an
orphan in Brazil and asks David to be a father figure. David struggles with
his self-doubt while gawkily romancing his coworker. Past and present
intertwine in this bittersweet winter's tale of a man learning to love and
accept himself.

Our cast includes Connor McLoughlin as David Patrone, Dennis Caughlin as
Chris, Emily Bantelman as Kate Patrone, Brittani Samuel as June Handly, Lea
Pandoliano as Margaret, Leah Collazo as the Nun, and Yvette May as Mrs.
Peterson.

Lauren Costello serves as Stage Manager with support from Assistant Stage
Manager Julia Cameron. Adam Brown is the Assistant Director.

Scene Design is done by Professor Steven Stubblefield with lighting by
Professor Johnnie J. Ferrell. Costume design is done by Professor Bonnie
Stubblefield.

THE DAVID DANCE will run February 10-14 at 7:30 pm and February 15 at 2:00
pm in the Robert Sinclair Theatre in Brodie Hall. Tickets are $10 for all
and are always available at the College Union Box Office. The Brodie Hall
Box Office -- enter Brodie Hall from Park Street, and you will walk right
into the Box Office -- will be open for ticket sales from *4-8PM February
10-14, and 12-2:30 PM on February 15th*.

You can also purchase tickets online at
https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=aace810c7d9f6f561592a72e62f037f9
<http://bbo.geneseo.edu/>. Sorry, phone reservations cannot be taken
without a credit card.

We hope to see you at Robert Sinclair Theatre for our performances which
run February 10-15.  Please feel welcome to forward this e-mail to everyone
you know who would like to see a meaningful and relevant show such as this
one.
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