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southern arena theatre in repertory | june 20 – july 14, 2013

the university of southern mississippi department of theatre

A At a music hall in 1936 England, Richard Hannay is thrown into a world of spies and national secrets. Will Hannay find meaning and love in life? Will Hannay be able to save the secrets of England from Nazi spies? Will Hannay reveal the 39 steps? A melodrama based on the 1915 John Buchan novel and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps has thrilled audiences from the West End in London, to Broadway and throughout the United States. Four actors play 30 roles in this highly theatrical and fast-paced journey filled with sudden comic turns and shocking revelations. Our production will feature AEA artist and faculty member Sean Boyd as Richard Hannay.

“The theatrical tomfoolery is to die for!”

Guardian UK

“Gold-standard comedy!” Time Out London OPENS: JUNE 20 PERFORMANCES: JUNE 20, 21, 22, 29 JULY 2, 4, 6, 7*, 10, 12 Showtimes 7:30 p.m. and *2 p.m.

LOCATION: HARTWIG THEATRE

THEATRE AND DANCE BUILDING

Ti meless Romance

A Mystery for the Ages

This brilliant and absorbing play takes us on a journey to solve a 200-year mystery across the changing landscape of a beautiful British estate. Characters from present day share the physical space with the 1809 characters they are drawn to investigate. At the heart of the story is a 13-year-old genius and her 22-year-old tutor, along with a pet turtle named Lightening. All roads lead to Sidley Park as researchers in Romantic poetry, Classical landscape architecture, and the sciences collide head-on to discover, together, the burning truth of an even greater human mystery. Winner of the Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award and New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play

“Tom Stoppard’s richest, most ravishing comedy…” The New York Times

“I have never left a play more convinced that I had just witnessed a masterpiece.” The Daily Telegraph OPENS: JUNE 27 PERFORMANCES: JUNE 27, 28, 30* JULY 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14* Showtimes 7:30 p.m. and *2 p.m.

LOCATION: TATUM THEATRE

THEATRE AND DANCE BUILDING

Why become

an SAT Donor?

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„ SAT Donors believe in SAT as an important cultural resource for the Hattiesburg community and southeast Mississippi. „ SAT Donors make contributions each year that help hire students and staff and cover production expenses. „ SAT Donors are vital to the success of each season and help build ongoing resources for future SAT repertory seasons. „ SAT Donors receive tickets to each production and have the chance to share the exciting SAT experience with family members and friends. Below are suggested SAT Donor levels. We hope you’ll join SAT 2013!

Special Thanks:

Donor Levels

_____ $1,000 + Benefactor

12 tickets and $5 handling fee included Tax-deductible amount: $851

_____ $600 Patron 10 tickets and $5 handling fee included Tax-deductible amount: $475 _____ $400 Sponsor 8 tickets and $5 handling fee included Tax-deductible amount: $299

_____ $275 Sustainer 6 tickets and $5 handling fee included Tax-deductible amount: $198 _____ $150 Subscriber 4 tickets and $5 handling fee included Tax-deductible amount: $97

SAT Donor Tickets

Please indicate below the performance dates you want to reserve. You will receive the total number of tickets as indicated by the donor level selected. SAT Donor tickets may be used in any combination for either or both productions. SAT Donors should order tickets by June 1, 2013, to be sure to secure seats for specific performance dates. Seating is reserved for all performances. # of Tickets

Arcadia

Dean’s Office, College of Arts and Letters

Theatre and Dance Endowment

Date

The 39 Steps

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Please make checks payable to Southern Arena Theatre.

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Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Woods Theatre, $5 at door For information: 601.266.6442

SAT Donor contributions are forwarded to the USM Foundation after tickets are processed by the Southern Miss Ticket Office. The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of current IRS regulations.

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Please return this form and contribution (made payable to Southern Arena Theatre) to: Southern Miss Ticket Office, 118 College Drive #5105, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

All SAT Donors are invited to order additional tickets at regular ticket prices before tickets go on sale to the general public. Just contact the Southern Miss Ticket Office at 601.266.5418 or 800.844.8425 and identify yourself as an SAT Donor.

THE SAT STORY The Southern Arena Theatre’s first season in 1977 included Uncle Vanya, The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Streetcar Named Desire. Since then, SAT has been the summer theatre company for Southern Miss, Hattiesburg and the South Mississippi area, presenting an exciting variety of plays in a repertory format. Audience members travel to Hattiesburg from a wide area including Laurel, Meridian, Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Mobile and New Orleans. They are attracted by the high quality of performances and the nightly repertory, which offers terrific summer entertainment. When the Theatre and Dance building was opened, SAT moved from the old “HAT” building to its new quarters in summer 2000. Performances took place in the new Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre, an intimate black box format that reminded patrons of the old theatre building. Eventually SAT expanded to performances in both the Gilbert F. Hartwig and Martha R. Tatum Theatres. This allowed for greater efficiency in our technical operation and implicit variety for the season. The 38th anniversary season will again offer two productions in nightly repertory in these two theatre spaces.

SAT support comes from The University of Southern Mississippi, the College of Arts and Letters, the Department of Theatre, Partners for the Arts, local corporations and from individual SAT Donors. For many years, SAT Donors have provided key support for the summer repertory. This organization includes patrons who have attended SAT since its early years, as well as new members each season. SAT Donors make contributions beyond the cost of tickets because they believe in the importance of SAT as a vital cultural service to the community. In fact, SAT Donors are really company members of SAT, as important to the success of each season as are the playwrights, actors, directors, designers, technicians and staff. We look forward to working with SAT Donors to build our repertory back to three productions in the near future. In 2013, we hope you’ll enjoy The 39 Steps and Arcadia! PHOTOGRAPHY – Stephen Rouse

welcome to sat 2013

Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce selections for Southern Arena Theatre’s 38th season! We will again present two shows in repertory, performed by a single theatre company in rotation. The plays will run at the Martha R. Tatum and Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatres at The University of Southern Mississippi. For this season, we are pleased to introduce Actor’s Equity Association member Sean Boyd, whose professional credentials will ensure quality performances throughout the season! Patrick Barlow’s The 39 Steps has been adapted for the stage from the novel by John Buchan, although you may better recognize the title from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 masterwork. This far-ranging spy thriller and melodrama is reduced to only four actors, who will delight audiences with exhilarating character changes and breathtaking changes of locale. The production maintains all of the intrigue of the original story while introducing fanciful theatricality and fun. The early 19th century was an age of discovery in Britain, and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia brims with a sense of the magical and surreal in bringing to life an English country manor with mysterious ties to the poet Lord Byron. Stoppard is known for thematically rich plots and endearing stories, and Arcadia easily enchants by combining romance with a puzzling mystery of the past. Arcadia was widely acknowledged as the best play of 1994-95, garnering an Olivier, a Drama Desk and a Tony Award! We hope you’ll attend both productions, and we look forward to welcoming you to the theatre this summer! We also hope you will consider joining SAT Donors, whose annual contributions are vital to help make our season possible. With all best wishes,

John Warrick Producer, SAT 2013

For more information, please call the Department of Theatre at 601.266.4994.

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE 118 College Drive #5052 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

june 20 - july 14, 2013 Performances will take place in the Gilbert F. Hartwig and Martha R. Tatum Theatres in the Theatre and Dance Building on the Southern Miss campus (corner of Ross Blvd. and Pearl Street). Individual tickets will be available to the general public beginning June 1, 2013. Seating is reserved for all performances. Ticket prices are as follows: • $14 Adults

• $12 Seniors, Southern Miss faculty/staff, Military

• $10 Students

Southern Miss Ticket OFFICE:

601.266.5418 | 800.844.8425 W W W.southernmisstickets.com

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