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Department of Theare and Dance Announces 2014-15 Season

Theatre and Dance faculty have planned a season of comedy, romance, a new play and a dance concert to bring to Rice Auditorium beginning in November.


Director Ted de Chatelet calls Death by Design a comedy with songs and murder.  Written by Rob Urbinati, the play is a mystery “mash up” of Noel Coward and Agatha Christie complete with a collection of unusual characters brought together by chance and all falling under suspicion when one is murdered.  Death by Design performs 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 November at 7:30 p.m. and 16 November at 2:00 p.m.


Jane Austen’s beloved romance Pride and Prejudice will be directed by David Janoviak.  Austen’s book has been adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J. R. Sullivan and tells the story of the eligible five Bennet sisters wooing and being wooed and how the socially awkward Mr. Darcy proves to be a more interesting and interested match for Elizabeth Bennet than first presumed.  Pride and Prejudice will be presented 26, 27, 28 February and 4, 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and 1 March at 2:00 p.m.


Each spring the Dance Concert features choreography by students and by faculty Deborah Jones, Sharon Oberst and Darryl Thomas.  A perennially popular presentation, the Dance Concert will be given 7, 8 and 9 May at 7:30 p.m.


The season will close with a new Devised Theatre production created under the direction of Michael Phillips.  Michael led the creation of a devised production entitled Half a Block from Home in spring 2013.  The production will be created and performed by students.  The show will be presented 27, 28, 29 and 30 May at 7:30 p.m. and 30 May at 2:00 p.m.


All productions will be presented in Rice Auditorium.  Tickets are available two weeks before opening night.



The Box Office is open 12:30-4:30 pm Monday-Friday and at 6pm on Performance nights.

Ticket prices: General Admission $12, Seniors $10, Non-WOU Students $7, WOU Students free/ID


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