MU Theatre Announces Season, Ticket Specials

Updated 3 years ago Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports
MU Theatre Announces Season, Ticket Specials

Marshall University's Theater Department has announced its 2014-2015 season. Two productions will be in the main Joan C. Edwards Theater and two in the Francis-Booth Experimental auditorium.The MU stage has been an entry point for familiar names that went on to Broadway and Hollywood in acting, dancing, and production capacities.

On October 8 – 11 at 7:30 p.m. join Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher in the greatest summer adventure ever told in this imaginative, highly theatrical adaptation of Mark Twain’s incomparable classic.  Featuring the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers that linger after an adventure gone very wrong and the unbridled joy at discovering real buried treasure, this story is for anyone who has ever been a kid and celebrates all that is grand and glorious about childhood.

Anton Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" goes up Nov. 12-15 and Nov. 20-22. November 12-15 & 20 – 22 / 7:30 pm. A treasure of 19th Century theater, Chekhov’s wistful tale of love and war, depicts Olga, Masha and Irina, army daughters, posted in a backwater, longing to get to Moscow where, they imagine, their lives will be transformed and fulfilled.  They fall in love, try to engage with the local people, and remember happier times.

The Kit Kat club opens on the Francis-Booth stage for performances Feb. 18-21, 26-28 @ 7:30 p.m. and a March 1, 2 p.m. matinee. The marvelous cabaret where singer Sally Bowles meets writer Cliff Bradshaw.  As the two pursue a life of pleasure in Weimer Berlin, the world outside the Klub begins to splinter.  Sally and Cliff are faced with a choice:  abandon themselves to pleasures promised by the cabaret, or open their eyes and face the coming storm.  Eight Tony Awards in 1968, including Best Musical, and four Tony Awards in 1998, including Best Revival/

Debuting April 22-25 for the first time on Huntington area stages, "Clybourne Park"  explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart.  Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family.  Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

The season includes the aMUsed dance concert, Oct. 17-18 in the Joan C. Edwards auditorium and "The Lunar Strategem" Jan. 8-10, 2015 in the Francis -Booth theater.

Early bird season ticket discounts are available through Sept. 30 includes tickets for the six productions and complimentary parking next to the venue.  Call  the box office at 304-696-ARTS (2787). Early bird discounts range from $50-$70 or $80 if purchased after September 30.



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