University Theatre 2013-2014 Subscription Series
Studio Series, Dance Series, and the WFU Theatre 2013-2014 Season Brochure
Performed in the MainStage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm Box office opens noon -5pm, Monday-Friday, two weeks before opening night and one hour prior to curtain.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by Moisés Kaufman and
members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Brook Davis
7:30 pm September 20-21 & 25-28, 2013
2:00 pm September 29, 2013
“There’s so much space between people and towns here, so much time for reflection.”
In October, 1997, Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence post in Laramie, Wyoming. Techtonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie to talk to the town in the murder’s aftermath. This moving and insightful piece of theatre resulted from those interviews. Join us and visit (or revisit) these townspeople as we hear and reflect on their personal stories and our own . . . fifteen years later.
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by JOHN WATERS
Directed by J.K. Curry
7:30 pm November 1-2 & 7-9, 2013
2:00 pm November 3 & 10, 2013
Welcome to 1962!
For Tracy Turnblad, a chubby teen with a great hairdo, an opportunity to dance on the Corny Collins show is a dream-come-true. But Tracy’s ambitions don’t stop there. Can she win the love of teen heartthrob Link Larkin? And, will anyone manage to integrate the Corny Collins show?
Enjoy this high energy musical, celebrating a world where people learn to dance together.
EMBERS AND STARS: The Story Of Petr Ginz
By Cindy Gendrich and Andrew White
Based on THE LAST FLIGHT OF PETR GINZ, by Sandra Dickson and Churchill Roberts, and on THE DIARY OF PETR GINZ, edited by Chava Pressburger, Translation by Elena Lappin.
Copyright © 2004 by Chava Pressburger, Translation © 2007 by Elena Lappin. Published in the United States by Atlantic Monthly Press, New York.
Created with support from the Interdisciplinary PLACe
Directed by Cindy Gendrich in the Ring Theatre
7:30 pm February 14-15 & 19-22, 2014
2:00 pm February 23, 2014
Petr Ginz was a marvel. He wrote novels and poetry, made linocuts and watercolors, invented designs for spaceships and secret codes. And he was murdered by the Nazis when he was only 16. Embers and Stars, The Story of Petr Ginz is a story about imagination and courage, about family, love, and unquenchable curiosity. It’s about remembering and celebrating a boy who should have lived.
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on Thomas Keneally’s novel The Playmaker
Directed by Sharon Andrews
7:30 pm April 4-5 & 9-12, 2014
2:00 pm April 13, 2014
The first Governor of a wild new penal colony in Australia believed in the transformative power of theatre. Arguing the merits of allowing criminals to perform a play, Captain Arthur Phillip says, “The theatre is an expression of civilization…for a few hours we will no longer be despised prisoners and hated gaolers. We will laugh, we may be moved, we may even think a little. Can you think of something else that will provide such an evening?”
The Olivier and Tony Award winning play, Our Country’s Good tells the moving, sometimes painful, and often funny story of the dedication and passion a group of convicts in one of the remotest corners of their known world, poured into the production of a play that changed their lives.
Visit the Archives of some of the past University Theatre Productions