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WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY’S 2015-2016 SEASON

Box Office Phone: 503-838-8462
Box Office Hours: 12:30-4:30 p.m. weekdays, reopening at 6:00 night of performance

 

Book of Days

by Lanford Wilson

Directed by David Janoviak

November 12 – 21, 2015

When murder roars through a small Missouri town, Ruth Hoch begins her own quest to find truth and honesty amid small town jealousies, religion, greed and lies. This tornado of a play propels you through its events like a page-turning mystery.

LOBBY HERO

by Kenneth Lonergan

Student Directed by Natalie Piper

February 4 – 6, 2016

When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff’s tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.

Cabaret

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Joe Masteroff

Directed by Michael Phillips

February 25 – March 5, 2016

Winner of 12 Tony Awards and 8 Academy Awards, this musical from the creators of Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman brings to life the dark, sexually charged decadence of 1930’s Berlin, beckoning the audience into the Kit Kat Klub on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. Defiant and melancholy, brazen and gleeful, Cabaret sizzles and provokes with classics such as Wilkommen, Money, and of course, Cabaret. Join the Master of Ceremonies as he beckons you to “leave your troubles outside”, and experience the steamy, seedy world of Cabaret.

 

Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Ted deChatelet

May 25 – May 28, 2016

Alternately classified as a tragedy and a romance, Cymbeline deals with themes of innocence and jealousy. The fairy tale tells the story of Princess Imogen, whose fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate and havoc ensues. The stage is thus filled with cross-dressing girls and boys, poisons and sword-fighting, and dastardly villains, offering an enchanting romp tinged with tragedy yet also offering a lesson about the invincibility of love.

 

WOU’s Valley Shakespeare Company presents

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

Directed by David Janoviak

July 28 – 31, 2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Originally set in a mythical Athens forest, VSC will reimagine the story in the murky world of the Louisiana Bayou just after the Civil War and will portray Oberon and Titania as the Voodoo King and Queen. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder – it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love.


Contact

Department of Theatre and Dance 503 838-8461 | or e-mail: eliassl@wou.edu