|Theatre Arts announces play schedule|
Theatre Arts will produce four plays for the 2006-2007 season. The first will be a musical, "Dames At Sea." This engaging, tap-dancing musical comedy satire will be performed in the Burtness Theatre Oct. 24-28.
Commemorating the centennial death of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, the department will present his classic play, "A Doll’s House." In this celebrated play, Ibsen presents a searing view of middle class values in the conflict a young woman feels between her own sense of dignity and the roles society has imposed on her. Performances will be Nov. 14-18 in the Burtness Lab Theatre.
"True West" by Sam Shepard will be performed in the Burtness Lab Theatre. A suspenseful and sometimes humorous tale about two brothers whose manners and occupations are at polar opposites, "True West" examines sibling rivalry and duality. This production will be directed by graduating senior Sam Ivory and will be presented Feb. 27 through March 3.
The final offering of the season will be William Shakespeare’s "The Comedy of Errors," a farcical and playful romp about mistaken identities, illusions, deceptions, lost loves and, of course, a happy ending. Accessible for the entire family, this fast-paced slapstick comedy is a circus-arena of gags, acrobats and high jinks – a post-modern cross between The Simpsons and Laugh-in. "The Comedy of Errors" will perform in the Burtness Theatre April 17-21.
In addition to the four main stage productions, showcase presentations directed and performed by students are free and open to the public. Graduating senior Heidi Stenseth will perform her one-woman production at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14 in the Burtness Lab Theatre. Student Tyler Sheeley is the director. The graduating BFA-acting students will present their senior projects at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the Burtness Lab Theatre. Also in the Lab Theatre on Dec. 5-6, directing and acting students will present their final showcase projects beginning at 6 p.m. Spring semester final showcase projects will be May 1 and 2.
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 ID. Student showcase productions are free of charge, but donations will be gladly accepted. Free reserved parking is available on campus.