|Theatre Arts announces 2007-2008 season|
The Department of Theatre Arts will present four main stage productions for the 2007-2008 season. "Anton in Show Business" by Jane Martin will be the season opener. This comedy takes a look at the backstage antics of show business people from the hardened star to the idealistic ingenue in rehearsal for Anton Chekhov’s play "Three Sisters." "Anton in Show Business" opens in the Burtness Lab Theatre, Tuesday, Oct. 2, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 6.
Following will be Bernard Pomerance’s, "The Elephant Man." A smash hit on Broadway, this intriquing drama is based on a true story of a man trapped inside a hideously deformed body. The play reveals the social outcast to have a far richer inner spirit than the hypocritical 1890s Victorian middle class that surrounds him. Performances begin Nov. 13-17 in the Burtness Theatre.
The third offering of the season will be a student directed and designed production titled "Swimming in the Shallows" by Adam Bock. This absurd comedy offers a uniquely amusing view of the contemporary life where love between a man and a shark is no less confusing than our emotions in any relationships. "Swimming in the Shallows" will be presented in the Burtness Lab Theatre, Feb. 19–28.
The American classic, "Bus Stop," by William Inge will be the final offering of the season. Presented in the Burtness Theatre, "Bus Stop" captures the emotional landscape of love and lust among a cross section of folks snowbound in a Kansas bus stop diner. Production dates are April 15-19 in the Burtness Theatre.
Also included in the season is Showcase Week, Dec. 3, 4 and 5 in the Burtness Lab Theatre. Showcase Week highlights student work in the form of scenes, one-act plays, and dance. For more information regarding specific times and events of Showcase Week, call 777-3446.
All main stage performances begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, please call the Burtness Theatre box office at 777-2587. All tickets are $12 or $6 with a student I.D. Free reserved parking is available on campus. -- Theatre Arts.