WSU theater announces upcoming productions



WSU’s Theater Arts Program opens its 2006-07 season with the first of four separate presentations on Oct.4. All shows are at 8 p.m., with some performances offering a 2 p.m. matinee.

The first production to kick off the season is STAGE One, an annual student written, directed and performed presentation of one-act plays. STAGE One is for mature audiences. This show will run Oct. 4-7 in Daggy Hall’s Wadleigh Theatre, with a matinee showing at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7.

“A Lie of the Mind” by Sam Shepard is the next scheduled performance and will run Oct. 12-14 and Oct. 19-21 in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.

Accordingto The New Yorker, “Sam Shepard is surely the only dramatist alive who could tell a story as sad and frightening as this one and make such a funny play of it without ever skimping on its emotional depth.” This presentation is for mature audiences.

During Feb. 8-10 and Feb.15-17, the Jones Theatre will present “The Golden Age” by Louis Norwa. This play of diversity, based on real events, explores what happens to a group of people “discovered” in the wilds of 1939 Borneo.

It is a story of how obsessions, war and cultural misunderstandings lead to a strange and tragic confrontation. This presentation is for mature audiences.

The last production of the year, Beth Henley’s “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” will run April 5-7 and April 12-14 with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 14. Henley is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Crimes of the Heart.

“The Miss Firecracker Contest” is an explosively funny Southern Gothic about a small town beauty contest full of suspense, conflict and hope.

Tickets cost $10 each, WSU students $5, seniors $7.50 and graduate/professional students and partners have free admission. Reservations can be made at (509) 335-7236 or reservations@wsu.edu.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office during the weeks of performance only-Tuesday and Friday 2-5:30 p.m.-and one hour prior to each performance.

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