Communication Arts Department Presents “Western Civilization!”
November 21, 2019
W&J Communication Arts Department presents Western Civilization! The Complete Musical (abridged).
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
November 21-23, 2019
“. . . [t]onight you’ll get it all. How the development of Western Civilization hinges on the great turning points in history, many of them triggered by the great visionaries you’ve all read about. Galileo, Wilbur and Orville Redenbacher, Sigmund Freud. All the great thinkers. And the development of the world’s great Art. Like Disco!”
Can the entire history of western civilization be told in 90 minutes of musical comedy? Maybe not accurately, but we’re going to try! This hilarious romp through history, written by members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, is reminiscent of Mel Brooks’ History of the World, Part I and Monty Python skit, so you know there will be singing Vikings and jokes about Thomas Crapper. It’s a fast-paced history lesson you’ll enjoy!
By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
Original music composed by Nick Graham
Additional material by Dee Ryan
Directed by Karin Maresh