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faculty & friends, a showing of new work

September 12 - 13, 2014 at the Allesee Dance Theatre

 

Calendar Information:

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Sep. 12

 

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Sep. 13

 

Boeing boeing

by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans

September 19 - October 4, 2014 at the Hilberry Theatre

French bachelor Bernard lives a happy, structured life according to strict airline timetables- the American stewardess for breakfast, the Italian one for lunch, and the German for dinner!  Fasten your seatbelts!

 

Calendar Information:

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Sep. 24 (Talkback Series)

 

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Sep. 25 (Preshow Discussion), Oct. 2

 

Friday, 8 p.m.

Sep. 19 (Opening Night), 26, Oct. 3

 

Saturday, 2 p.m.

Sep. 20, Oct. 4

 

Satrurday, 8 p.m.

Sep. 20, 27, Oct. 4

 

All's Well that ends well

by William Shakespeare

October 10 - 19, 2014 at the Bonstelle Theatre

When Helena sets her sights on Bertram - an uninterested nobleman out of her league - she does whatever it takes to forge the perfect match.  A Shakespeare comedy not to be missed!

 

Calendar Information:

Friday, 8 p.m.

Oct. 10 (Opening Night), 17

 

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Oct. 11, 18

 

Sunday, 2 p.m.

Oct. 12, 19

 

Student Matinee Calendar Information:

Thursday, 10 a.m.

Oct. 16

 

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

October 24 - December 13, 2014* at the Hilberry Theatre

Shakespeare's masterpiece is the essential lesson of true love's sacrifice.  Can love break the thethers of fate or will love always be fortune's fool?  Come hence and hear more talk of these sad things.

 

Calendar Information:

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Oct. 29 (Talkback Series)

 

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Oct. 30 (Preshow Discussion), Dec. 11

 

Friday, 8 p.m.

Oct. 24 (Opening Night), 31, Dec. 12

 

Saturday, 2 p.m.

Oct. 25, Dec. 13

 

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Dec. 13

 

*Student Matinee Calendar Information:

Tuesday, 10 a.m.

Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Dec. 9, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, 10, 24

 

peter pan

by J.M. Barrie, adapted by Janet Allard

November 14 - 23, 2014 at the Bonstelle Theatre

Peter Pan, the boy who doesn't grow up, enchants the Darling children on an adventure to Never Neverland.  With a little pixie dust, they soar thru the skies to explore a land of lost boys, imagination and dreams!

 

Calendar Information:

Friday, 7 p.m.

Nov. 14 (Opening Night), 21

 

Saturday, 2 p.m.

Nov. 15, 22

 

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Nov. 15, 22

 

Sunday, 2 p.m.

Nov. 16, 23

 

all in the timing

by David Ives

November 21, 2014 - January 31, 2014

Six One-Act Comedies

From chimpanzees composing the complete works of Shakespeare to the complexities facing minimalist composer Philip Glass as he attempts to buy a loaf of bread, dazzling wordplay from this celebrated playwright will leave you gasping for breath between fits of laughter.

 

Calendar Information:

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Dec. 3 (Talkback Series)

 

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Dec. 4 (Preshow Discussion), Jan. 29

 

Friday, 8 p.m.

Nov. 21, (Opening Night), Dec. 5, Jan. 30

 

Saturday, 2 p.m.

Nov. 22, Jan. 31

 

Satrurday, 8 p.m.

Dec. 6, Nov. 22, Jan. 31

 

December dance concert

December 5 & 7, 2014 at the Bonstelle Theatre

A showcase of new dance works created by guest artists, WSU dance faculty, and selected students.

 

Calendar Information:

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 5

 

Sunday, 2 p.m.

Dec. 7

 

onstage! noel night performances

December 6, 2014 at the Allesee Dance Theatre

 

Calendar Information:

Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 6

 

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Dec. 6

 

the way of the world

by William Congreve

January 16 - March 7, 2015 at the Hilberry Theatre

Marriages of convenience and inconvenient marriages are propelled along on a wave ov spectacular wit in Congreve's mockery of upper-class foibles.  Who knew daytime sopas have such a distinguished pedigree?

 

Calendar Information:

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Jan. 21 (Talkback Series)

 

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Jan. 22 (Preshow Discussion), Mar. 5

 

Friday, 8 p.m.

Jan. 16 (Opening Night), 23, Mar. 6

 

Saturday, 2 p.m.

Jan. 17, Mar. 7

 

Satrurday, 8 p.m.

Jan. 17, 24, Mar. 7

 

Dance workshop showcase concert

January 30 - February 1, 2015 at the Allesee Dance Theatre

 

Calendar Information:

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 30

 

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 31

 

Sunday, 2 p.m.

Feb. 1

 

fences

by August Wilson

February 13 - 22, 2015 at the Bonstelle Theatre

August Wilson's tow-time Tony Award-winning classic follows an African American father and his son as each struggle through unfulfilled hopes and shattered dreams.

 

Calendar Information:

Friday, 8 p.m.

Feb. 13 (Opening Night), 20

 

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Feb. 14, 21

 

Sunday, 3 p.m.

Feb. 15, 22

 

Student Matinee Calendar Information:

Wednesday, 10 a.m.

Feb. 18

 

Thursday, 10 a.m.

Feb. 19

 

to sangana in concert

February 14 - 15, 2015 at the Allesee Dance Theatre

 

Calendar Information:

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Feb. 14

 

Sunday, 2 p.m.

Feb. 15

 

enemy of the people

by Arthur Miller, adapted from Henrik Ibsen's play

February 20 - March 28, 2015 at the Hilberry Theatre

Two brothers clash over safety and civic duty, each attempting to do what's right for their town.  Ibsen's exploration of collective greed versus collective values could not be more timely.  Who will gain the support of the public and who will become "An Enemy of the People"?

 

Calendar Information:

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Feb. 25 (Talkback Series)

 

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Feb. 26 (Preshow Discussion), Mar. 26

 

Friday, 8 p.m.

Feb. 20 (Opening Night), 27, Mar. 27

 

Saturday, 2 p.m.

Feb. 21, Mar. 28

 

Satrurday, 8 p.m.

Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 28

 

Spring dance concert

March 12 - 13, 2015 at the Bonstelle Theatre

The dance program presents its 86th Annual Spring Dance Concert, filled with innovative, thought-provoking new dances and fully engaged and dynamic performances.  This diverse show includes choreography by renowned Guest Artists, faculty, and select students.

 

Calendar Information:

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 12

 

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 13
 

The 39 Steps

adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock and an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon

April 10 - 25, 2015 at the Hilberry Theatre

This hilarious spoof of the 1935 Hitchcock thriller will have you laughing from start to finish!  A mere handful of actors take on over 150 roles resulting in a rollercoaster rise of wildly inventive stagecraft, featuring spies, murder, and some good old-fashioned romance!  A delight for anyone who enjoys the magic of theatre!

 

Calendar Information:

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Apr. 15 (Talkback Series)

 

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Apr. 16 (Preshow Discussion), 23

 

Friday, 8 p.m.

Apr. 10 (Opening Night), 17, 24

 

Saturday, 2 p.m.

Apr. 11, 25

 

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Apr. 11, 18, 25

 

urinetown: the musical

Music by Mark Hollmann, Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, Book by Greg Kotis

April 17 - 26, 2015 at the Bonstelle Theatre

Visit a dystopian future where water is so precious that you have be flush in order to flush.  2002 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Original Score.

 

Calendar Information:

Friday, 8 p.m.

Apr. 17 (Opening Night), 24

 

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Apr. 18, 25

 

Sunday, 2 p.m.

Apr. 19, 26