University Theatre 2017-2018 Subscription Series

See also:
Studio Series, Dance Series, and the 17-18 Season Brochure

Performed on the Harold C. Tedford Main Stage (formerly known as the Mainstage Theatre), Scales Fine Arts Center.  Evening performances are on Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm.  Matinee performances are on Sundays at 2:00 pm.

Box office is open 1-5pm, Tuesday-Friday, two weeks before opening night and one hour prior to curtain.

Ticket prices for individual shows are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $7 for students.  Season subscription prices are $40 for adults, $32 for senior citizens and WFU faculty/staff, and $20 for students (all prices include NC sales tax).

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She Kills Monsters

by Qui Nguyen

directed by John E. R. Friedenberg

 7:30 pm Sept. 22-23 & Sept. 28-30, 2017

2:00 pm Sept. 24 & Oct. 1, 2017

The Tedford Stage

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by September 15.

Agnes never shared her geeky younger sister Tilly’s love for Dungeons and Dragons, but after tragedy strikes, Agnes sets off on a quest to understand her dorky, weirdo sibling and the fantasy world she loved. Qui Nguyen’s fantastical play She Kills Monsters takes us on the journey of a colorful group of misfits as they battle demons, dragons, prejudice, grief, and win acceptance.

She Kills Monsters is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Far Away

by Caryl Churchill

directed by Cindy Gendrich

7:30 pm October 27-28 & November 2-4, 2017

2:00 pm October 29 & November 5, 2017

Ring Theatre

*Notes:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by October 20.  Limited seating available.  No late admission.

You’re part of a big movement now to make things better. You can feel proud of that.”

Indoctrination, deceit, love, art, violence, and paranoia. Far Away catapults us through an unsettling dystopian vision created by one of our greatest living playwrights.

Far Away is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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The Adding Machine

by Elmer Rice

directed by Brook Davis

7:30 pm February 16-17 & 22-24, 2018

2:00 pm February 18 & 25, 2018

The Tedford Stage

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by February 9.

“Rice’s play has left its impact on a wide variety of works, from Chaplin’s Modern Times to Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. But what is striking is the bilious inclusiveness of its attack on a machine-driven society that not only exploits its workers, but robs them of their souls.” – The Guardian

Mr. Zero is replaced by an adding machine after 25 years on the job.  There’s a murder trial, the afterlife, and machines . . .machines . . .machines everywhere.  Join us on our highly stylized journey as we celebrate Elmer Rice’s influential expressionistic masterpiece and ponder what it means to be human.

The Adding Machine is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

Spring Awakening

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

directed by Sharon Andrews

7:30 pm April 6-7 & April 12-14, 2018

2:00 pm April 8 & 15, 2018

The Tedford Stage

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by March 29.

Spring Awakening, Tony, Drama Desk, Grammy award winning rock musical!

Can suppression of natural and innocent adolescent sexuality end in tragedy? Frank Wedekind’s late 19th century play Spring’s Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy renders a heart wrenching yes!  Can sexual urges and forced ignorance blaze their way through rock music? Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s 21st century musical adaptation of Wedekind’s play delivers a heart pounding yes! But, inside this deeply moving rock musical can also be found wonderful humor and profound beauty.

Spring Awakening is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.   www.MTIshows.com

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