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University Theatre announces 2010-11 season

April 1, 2010

KALAMAZOO--University Theatre at Western Michigan University will bring restoration comedy, classic Gershwin, hit musicals and Broadway stars to the stage in its upcoming 104th season.

Subscription packages for the 2010-11 theatre season are on sale now, and those who order by Sunday, April 18, will receive a free bonus ticket. Order by calling (269) 387-6222 or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex Box Office weekdays between noon and 5 p.m. For more information, visit University Theatre online.

University Theatre's fall 2010 program

  • "In The Blood"
    Sept. 23-Oct. 3, York Arena Theatre

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning production by Suzan-Lori Parks exposes a poverty stricken mother's battle to escape her sordid past.

  • "Take me Out"
    Oct. 7-17, Williams Theatre

    University Theatre presents the Kalamazoo-area premiere of Richard Greenberg's Tony award-winning "Take Me Out." Greenberg delves into the taboo in this locker room drama about the struggle a gay baseball star faces as he comes out of the closet, exploring homophobia, class, racism and masculinity with unflinching honesty.

  • "She Stoops to Conquer"
    Oct. 28-Nov. 7, Williams Theatre

    Kicking off University Theatre's new Simply Classic Series, this farcical romp brings mistaken identity, affairs, jewels and true love to the stage in convoluted proportions in this giddy restoration comedy.

  • "My One and Only"
    Nov. 11-21, Shaw Theatre

    Guest director Ken Leigh Rogers, from the show's original Broadway cast, brings this glamorous and quirky romance to tap-dancing life featuring the beloved music of George and Ira Gershwin. Set in 1927 America, an ambitious aviator tries to win it all with some misadventures along the way.

  • "Late Night Broadway"
    Dec. 2-4, Williams Theatre

    Join the graduating seniors of WMU's renowned Music Theatre Performance program for "Late Night Broadway," a classy cabaret evening of New York show tunes with a special Broadway guest star.

University Theatre's spring 2011 program

  • "So Far From God"
    Jan. 27-Feb. 6, York Arena Theatre

    Playwright, director and WMU faculty member James Daniels leads us on a picaresque journey filled with violence, loss, love and redemption in the world premiere of this gripping new play.

  • "Arabian Nights"
    Feb. 10-20, Williams Theatre

    In this exotic fable, a young bride spins 1,001 stories filled with magic and adventure to save her life and win her husband's heart in Mary Zimmerman's poetic and inspired reanimation of the classic legend.

  • "Rent"
    March 17-27, Shaw Theatre

    Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning rock opera celebrates life in this bohemian tale of young artists living with the reality of AIDS, homelessness and drug addiction.

  • "Black Comedy" and "The Real Inspector Hound"
    April 14-23, Williams Theatre

    A double-bill of sidesplitting one acts share the stage and multiply the laughs. "The Real Inspector Hound" playfully skewers Agatha Christie mysteries and theatre critics, while "Black Comedy" gleefully exposes characters fumbling in the dark in this slapstick farce.

Visit University Theatre online.

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

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