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Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

Directed by John Mariano

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered in the family home. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles are grave and yet, somehow, hilarious. This winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama is poignant and filled with humor.

October 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2013, 7:30 pm

Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

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Avenue Q, the musical Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty

Avenue Q

Directed by Laura Riddle
Musical Direction by Courtney Sherman
Choreography by Denise Carlson-Gardner

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
Rated R for strong language and adult themes

November 21, 22, 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm, November 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm

University Theatre, Theatre Hall

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Censored on Final Approach by Phylis Ravel

Censored on Final Approach by Phylis Ravel

During World War II, an elite group of female pilots , championed by pioneer American aviator Jacqueline Cochran, were selected to serve as WASPs, Women Airforce Service Pilots. They were not embraced by their male counterparts and struggled for acceptance on a daily basis. Censored… brings to life a dark time of bigotry, sabotage, and the consequent cover-up of an all but forgotten chapter of American history.

February 27, 28, March 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2014, 7:30 pm

Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

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DanceWorks, a dance concert

Danceworks

Directed by Denise Carlson-Gardner

Join us as we celebrate dance in a concert of faculty and student choreography representing a diverse medley of styles.

April 4, 2014, 7:30 pm, April 5, 2014, 7:30 pm

University Theatre, Theatre Hall

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Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn

Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by John Mariano

An intricate time traveling comic thriller. A London sex specialist from the future stumbles into a murder plot that sends her, compliments of a unique set of hotel doors, traveling back in time. She and two women who were murdered in the same room decades earlier, race back and forth in time trying to rewrite history and prevent their own violent ends. Playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce), is a master of farcical comedy and the recipient of both the Olivier and Tony Lifetime Achievement Awards.

April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3, 2014, 7:30 pm

University Theatre, Theatre Hall

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