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2013-14 University Theatre Season


The House of Bernarda Alba

Fall Classic Drama

The House of Bernarda Alba (la Casa de Bernarda Alba)

by Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by Michelle Seaton

Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

Synopsis: Immediately following her husband’s death, Bernarda Alba orders her five daughters to observe an eight-year mourning period in which none of them will leave the house. The young women do their best to obey their mother, but when the handsome Pepe el Romano arrives on the scene the young womens’ desire to honor their mother’s tradition is set against their yearning for freedom. Originally written as a critique of the rise of fascism in 1936, The House of Bernarda Alba addresses themes of repression and the fear of change.

** The House of Bernarda Alba is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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Parade

Winter Musical

Parade

Book by Alfred Uhry
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Rhett Luedtke

Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 and Feb. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.
Additional shows added: Feb. 13-14, 7:30 p.m.

Synopsis: Based on historical events in Atlanta, Ga. (1913), Parade dramatizes the racially charged trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager who is wrongly accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl under his employ. As the press and the public call for his execution, Leo learns to rely on the power of love in the midst of injustice. Winner of the 1999 Tony Awards for Best Book (Uhry) and Best Original Musical Score (Robert Brown), Parade is a dynamic and powerful musical that will take your breath away.

** Parade is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).


The Game's Afoot; or Holmes for the Holiday

Spring Comic Murder Mystery

The Game's Afoot; or Holmes for the Holiday

by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Rhett Luedtke

April 3-5 & 10-12 at 7:30 p.m.
April 13 at 2 p.m.

Synopsis: It is Christmas Eve, 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette (who also happens to play the leading role in the smash hit, Sherlock Holmes) has invited his fellow cast members to his home to celebrate the holidays. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in Gillette’s isolated Connecticut castle quickly turn dangerous. Luckily, Gillette has played Sherlock Holmes on the stage and knows exactly what to do to nab the killer before the next victim appears. Join us for an evening of mystery and hilarity.

** Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York.

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