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It’s the dead of winter, and the summer vacation getaway of Long Beach Island, New Jersey is desolate and blanketed in snow. Charlie is 35, heartbroken, and just wants some time away from the rest of the world. The island ghost-town seems to be the perfect escape until his solitude is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. A hired beauty, the townie fireman, and an eccentric British real-estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny.
Abandoned by her husband, Medea struggles to save herself and her two sons from exile and, in result, the shaming of her and her family’s name. Blinded by grief and heart-break, she plans a bloody revenge on Jason which she carries out with almost merciless determination. Medea is a story that still remains disturbingly modern and familiar for its readers and audiences. Its questioning and discussion of the eternal problems linked of revenge, family, gender and fate, Medea remains as relevant to its modern audiences as it did thousands of years ago in Ancient Greece, leaving us questioning the real speed of development in our world.
42 is a warm-hearted, fast-paced, and mostly silly take on the tale of Arthur, the only Earthling left in the whole Galaxy. Simultaneously, it might answer one of the most asked question: ‘What is the meaning of life?’
Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is often regarded as the most controversial play The Bard has ever written. This is not peculiar: the tale of Italian merchant Antonio who signs a contract with the Jewish Shylock is riddled with antisemitic motives and questions the morality of the law. The Groningen University Theatre Society (GUTS) brings The Merchant of Venice to the Groninger stage in an authentic and completely English rendition.
Times are tough in a Chicago based real estate office. The salesman are involved in a little sales competition. First prize: a Cadillac, second prize: a set of steak knives, third: the sack. There is no room for losers in this dramatically masculine world, only “closers”.
This play is what David Mamet is all about: language. Beautiful written words that perfectly show the anxiety and hostility that goes with the job of a salesman. Four people are competing to become alpha dog and this toxic business culture corrupts the office from within.
Glengarry Glen Ross will be performed on stage in the USVA on the 8th, 9th and 10th of June 2017. Tickets are available at www.usva.nl. Check out the Facebook page to keep yourself up to date and for more information about the play.
“To love with one’s eyes open sometimes makes life very difficult”
GUTS brings Terence Rattigan’s heartwrenching and most-celebrated play to the Groningen stage. The Deep Blue Sea, set in England in the 1950s, highlights the struggles and despair of a failed marriage, of infidelity and in particular the question of identity with brutal and raw honesty.
Despite its setting the themes are timeless and universal as we, as humans, are ever in need to define ourselves and our social positions.
Music: “The Deadliest of Roses” by Drew Sarich, from the album ‘Silent Symphony’ You can find more of his music via his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/sarichandrew. Drew’s music is also available on Spotify.
Struggling sculptor Brindsley Miller and his fiance, Carol, are having a party with the aim of impressing Carol’s bombastic father, Colonel Melkett, and millionaire Georg Bamberger. Without permission, they have borrowed the furniture and effects of their fussy neighbor, Harold. Just before the guests arrive, the main fuse blows, plunging the flat into darkness. What follows is a frantic romp with unexpected visitors, mistaken identities, and surprises lurking in every dark corner!
Do you know your all-time, desert-island top 5 most memorable break-ups?
Rob does. In fact, he keeps a list. But Laura isn’t on it – even though she’s just become his latest ex.
He’s got his life back, you see. He can just do what he wants when he wants. Run his record shop, look up the girls that are on his list, generally behave as if Laura never mattered, anything. ..
And yet Rob finds he can’t move on. The needle of his life seems to be stuck in a really deep groove – and it’s called Laura. Before long, he finds himself asking some of the bigger questions: about love, about life – and about why we choose to share ours with the people we do.
Based on the much beloved book by Nick Hornby, GUTS’ rendition of High Fidelity hopes to answer once and for all the question: What came first? The music or the misery?
Beyond Therapy is a quirky comedy about a lonely woman (Prudence) who replies to a personal ad and meets an eccentric, outspoken bisexual man (Bruce) who wants Prudence to be the mother of his children.. and this is five minutes into their conversation. If Bruce sounds like he needs to be in therapy, he is. So is Prudence. However, both of their therapists are even more mentally messed up than the distraught main characters.
WE ARE GUTS. WE ARE THEATRE!
Interested in acting, directing, set design, producing? Groningen University Theatre Society is here for you to explore your creative and artistic flare!
Regarded as one of the greatest comedy plays ever written, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”, is bubbling with wonderful wit, dramatically funny dialogue and colourfully comedic characters.
The play is a farcical comedy and completely trivial, revolving around the protagonists, Jack and Algernon, who try to maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. They both adopt the character of “Ernest” in an effort to win the hearts of the innocently sweet Cecily and the pretentiously sophisticated Gwendolyn. The whole play falls into a whirlwind of hilariously awkward situations expertly penned by, a legend in his own right, Oscar Wilde.
What would you do if you suddenly swapped gender? Gene Walsh has the answer. Or rather, he is looking for the answer, as he tries to cope with his accidental gender change. His best friend Eliot helps him along as he tries to avoid awkward situations with his fiancée Marisa and her strict mom Kay. But running away isn’t that easy on high heels…
“They were five strangers with nothing in common, except each other”
Five high school students meet each other during Saturday detention. They are strangers to each other, belonging to different cliques. But by the end of the day they will have broken the rules together, shared their secrets with each other, and found that they were not so different after all.
A princess. A Brain. An Athlete. A Basket Case. A Criminal. They are The Breakfast Club.
We invite you to have a peak behind the scenes of the trailer, hear what the actors and crew have to say about the play, and also show you some of the fun we are having, whilst working on this very serious play.
Witness a game of love and heartbreak, in which four strangers meet, fall in love and get entangled in a web of lies, sex and forbidden desires. In “Closer”, one of the most famous plays of the nineties, Patrick Marber has depicted a brutal anatomy of the modern romance, which defines a generation.
Love is a war. The question is, are there ever winners in it?
This year G.U.T.S. invited you to a magical event that was more than just a show- it was a spectaculathon. In case you missed it, or simply want to relieve the magic again, check out our “After-Trailer” and be prepared for many more spectacular G.U.T.S. productions in the future!
Be prepared for what’s coming your way! This year, G.U.T.S. invites you to witness all of the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm come alive in a show that is much bigger, grander and crazier than what it looks like- it’s a Spectaculathon (yes, that is now a real word)! Two narrators will do their absolute best to combine all fairytale characters, including Rapunzel, Snow White, Cinderella, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and many more, in one mega story full of chaos, music, magic, confused actors and randomness. The results are explosive, to say the least.
G.U.T.S. presents a brand new and original comedy/satire/murder mystery/musical (yes, it’s a lot of things). Check out the new video by Veronica Sommers, the greatest pop star in the world- “Die Young”, appropriately called so because she will…well, die young.
Synopsis: Veronica Sommers is a typical product of the modern pop-culture- a famous singer, with mediocre singing abilities; a pretty face, with nothing to back it up; a whole lot of demands and an attitude to die for…which she will. Terribly. Dramatically. Painfully. but who did it? Was it the butler? Or anyone else who doesn’t have “Obvious” written on their forehead? Hide your pop stars, there is a killer on the loose and one question is surely on everyone’s minds: Who Killed Veronica Sommers?
When his friend Jesus Navarro commits suicide after killing sixteen bullying schoolmates, suspicion falls on Vernon…