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University Theatre takes to the streets

Oct. 8, 2008

KALAMAZOO--University Theatre will rock Western Michigan University's Williams Theatre with the uproarious irreverence of "Our Lady of 121st Street" Oct. 23-Nov. 2.

Performances of "Our Lady of 121st Street " in Williams Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.

Stephen Adly Guirgis's dark comedy brings together a diverse cast of characters to meditate on life, death and love when a beloved nun's body is stolen from a funeral home, resulting in a hilarious and moving journey.

Assistant professor of theatre Mark Liermann directs the cast, which includes WMU students Joe Drake, Nathan Gregorski, Kendra Kargenian, Charles Lowery IV, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Derrick Marshall, Sue-Yenn Ng, Joe Russell, John Scranton, Bianca Washington, Frank Williams and Sean Wilson. The creative team includes WMU students Ben Bauer, sound designer; Jesse Bires, scenic designer; Diana Conte, stage manager; Doss Freel, costume designer; and Josh Reid, lighting designer.

General-admission seating for "Our Lady of 121st Street" is $20, $15 for senior citizens and WMU employees, and $5 for students. Tickets are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at wmich.edu/theatre, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex Ticket Office, Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or downtown Kalamazoo's Epic Center Box Office. Group discounts are available.

Media contact: Emily Duguay, (269) 387-3227, emily.duguay@wmich.edu

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