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University Theatre presents Pulitzer finalist

Sept. 26, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University presents the University Theatre's season opener, "Miss Witherspoon," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in York Arena Theatre.

The popular fable of Chicken Little gets a thought-provoking twist in "Miss Witherspoon," the latest work by noted playwright Christopher Durang. The play offers a funny, timely meditation on the challenges facing today's society and leaves the audience with an ultimately hopeful message. "Miss Witherspoon" was named one of the ten best plays of 2005 by Time and Newsday magazines, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize the same year.

Jay Berkow, assistant professor of theatre, directs WMU's "Miss Witherspoon" cast, which includes theatre students Andrea Arvanigian, Brenna C. Cronin, Dave Emmert, Jillian Rea and Bianca Washington. The production's creative team includes students Phil Baranski, stage manager; Melanie Berg, lighting designer; and Daniel Warneke, sound designer.

Tickets for "Miss Witherspoon" are $17, $12 for senior citizens and WMU employees, and $5 for students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at www.wmich.edu/theatre, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex Ticket Office, Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups should call (800) 228-9858 for special rates.

Media contact: Jason Nuzzo, (269) 387-3227, jason.a.nuzzo@wmich.edu

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