WWU announces 2012-2013 theatre season
|8/21/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Joe Potter, artistic director of theatre at William Woods University, believes “there’s nothing better than live theatre,” and he’s excited about the upcoming WWU theatre season, which offers a popular musical, two comedies and a classic Greek tragedy.
The season begins in October with “9 to 5 , The Musical,” based on the 1980 20th Century Fox comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Parton wrote the music and lyrics for the musical, which premiered in 2008.
Performances are scheduled in Cutlip Auditorium for Oct. 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Oct.14 at 2 p.m.
“9 to 5 , The Musical” is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. It is the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to overthrow their autocratic, "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" boss and take control of their company. “9 to 5 , The Musical”is about teaming up and taking care of business... it's about getting credit and getting even.
In early December, the comedy “Bob: A Life in Five Acts,” by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, will be performed Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. in Dulany Auditorium.
“Bob: A Life in Five Acts” chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a "Great Man." Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss.
Bob is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness, and discovering what it means to be truly "great."
The classic Greek tragedy, “Medea”by Euripides, will be staged Feb. 28, March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee March 3 at 2 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium. Medea has sacrificed everything for the love of Jason and a promise of marriage.
She used her magic to help him obtain the Golden Fleece. She left her own family and country behind to move to Corinth with him. She bore him two sons and yet Jason forsakes her to marry the daughter of Creon, the King of Corinth. But beware of the woman scorned, as Medea uses all her womanly charms and magic to exact the ultimate revenge upon Jason.
Closing out the season in April of 2013 will be “The Cherry Sisters Revisited” by Dan O’Brien. Performances will be April 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee April 28 at 2 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium.
How far can you go with ambition, gumption, a good heart—and no talent? The Cherry Sisters' dreams of Vaudeville took them from their Iowa barn to Broadway, where their inept acrobatics and tone-deaf caterwauling continually sold out, bringing them fame-and a barrage of rotten cabbages. Based on a true story, “The Cherry Sisters Revisited” is a thought-provoking comedy that takes a look at the insatiable urge to perform, and the audience's inability to look away.
Season tickets are $40 for adults, $22 for children ages 6-12 and $34 for senior citizens ages 62 and above, and they are available through the final performance of “9 to 5 , The Musical,” Oct. 14.
According to Potter, season tickets offer several benefits: a savings of 20 percent on regular ticket prices; preferred seating; the ability to avoid long lines at the box office; and the replacement of tickets for free if they are lost or stolen.
For more information, or to order season tickets, call the William Woods University Theatre Department at 592-4281.