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Season Pass

Don’t want to miss a show?

For only $130 you can see all eight 2016-2017 University Theatre productions!

Adult $130 Senior Citizen/Faculty/Staff $125 KU Student/Children $70 For more information, go to kutheatre.com or call 785-864-3982. Does not include special performances by The Acting Company.

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Performances

Inge's definitive portrayal of love in the American heartland. Emotions are ignited when rugged drifter Hal blows into town to visit an old college buddy and town rich boy, Alan. Sparks fly when Hal meets Madge, Alan’s girlfriend, and Hal and Madge find in each other something that is missing.

Directed By Jack Wright September 30, October 1, 2*, 5, 6, 2016 Crafton-Preyer Theatre

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.*2:30 p.m. matinĂŠes.

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Adult Senior | Faculty | Staff Child | KU Student (in advance) KU Student (at door)

$20 $19 $10 $15


Performances

Love can’t be fenced in, and cowboys aren’t always what you expect. Mary, who is late for most things in life, learns to ride a horse from Red, a mysterious wrangler who also teaches her that love can’t be fenced in. Will she be too late to apply this realization to her marriage with Crick? This play with original music explores gender identity and desire through the inimitable voice of Sarah Ruhl.

Directed by Jane Barnette October 21, 22, 23*, 25, 26, 27, 2016 William Inge Memorial Theatre

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.*2:30 p.m. matinées.

Adult Senior | Faculty | Staff Child | KU Student (in advance) KU Student (at door)

$15 $14 $10 $15

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Performances

Lives, motives and friendships are questioned after the death of a friend. Three years after college, six friends reunite to mourn the death of a peer. The group, who once felt invincible, questions their lives, motives and friendships and wonders if what they do at 24 determines who they’ll be the rest of their lives.

Directed by Peter Zazzali November 11, 12, 13*, 17, 19, 20*, 2016 Stage Too!

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.*2:30 p.m. matinĂŠes.

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Adult Senior | Faculty | Staff Child | KU Student (in advance) KU Student (at door)

$20 $19 $10 $15


Performances

An observation on the value (or lack thereof) of human labor. In a future world, Rossum’s Universal Robots look just like humans, but are stronger, smarter and less expensive labor than humans. When the robots learn to feel the pain of working for no pay while humans live a life of leisure, a hostile robot rebellion begins.

Translated by Paul Selver Directed by Blair Lawrence Yates December 2, 3, 4*, 5, 7, 8, 2016 William Inge Memorial Theatre

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.*2:30 p.m. matinĂŠes.

Adult Senior | Faculty | Staff Child | KU Student (in advance) KU Student (at door)

$15 $14 $10 $15

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Performances

Life is complicated; people are complicated. Committed to the art of writing, four aspiring young novelists gather in an Upper West Side apartment for a private seminar with an international literary figure. The brilliant but burnt-out teacher uses unorthodox instruction to teach the students about writing and life.

Directed by Drew Hafling February 9, 10, 11, 12*, 2017 William Inge Memorial Theatre

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.*2:30 p.m. matinĂŠes.

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Staged in cooperation with the Jayhawk Initiative for Student Theatre

Adult Senior | Faculty | Staff Child | KU Student (in advance) KU Student (at door)

$15 $14 $10 $15


Performances

Exploring the spectrum of adult relationships. A single person unable to commit, five best friend-couples, three partners and New York City comprise the company of this classic Broadway musical that anticipates the millennial experience. A series of parties, dates and conversations attempt to weigh out the pros and cons of committed relationships.

Directed by Leslie Bennett March 3, 4, 5*, 10, 11, 12*, 2017 Crafton-Preyer Theatre

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.*2:30 p.m. matinĂŠes.

Adult Senior | Faculty | Staff Child | KU Student (in advance) KU Student (at door)

$22 $21 $10 $15

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Performances

A search for identity in the American melting pot. Fleeing his war-torn native land and separated from his mother, young immigrant Anon journeys through the United States encountering a variety of people—some cruel, some kind. Anon navigates a chaotic, ever-changing landscape as he searches for his family in this modern adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey.

Directed by Jason Bohon March 31, April 1, 2*, 4, 5, 6, 2017 William Inge Memorial Theatre

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.*2:30 p.m. matinées.

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Adult Senior | Faculty | Staff Child | KU Student (in advance) KU Student (at door)

$15 $14 $10 $15


Performances

A womanizing scoundrel with a long list of amorous conquests. Widely regarded as the greatest opera ever composed, Don Giovanni follows womanizing scoundrel Don Juan through his devious schemes and a trail of jilted women as his luck begins to turn sour.

Directed by John Stephens April 21, 23*, 27, 29, 2017 Crafton-Preyer Theatre

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.*2:30 p.m. matinĂŠes.

Staged in cooperation with the School of Music, featuring the KU Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Neely

Adult Senior | Faculty | Staff Child | KU Student (in advance) KU Student (at door)

$22 $21 $10 $15

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Performances

Special performances by

THE ACTING COMPANY Crafton-Preyer Theatre

JULIUS CAESAR | February 15, 2017

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Devin Brain Tackling essential questions about the balance of ambition, personal loyalty, and love of country, Shakespeare’s timeless political masterpiece has never been more relevant. Through the story of Julius Caesar, a rising political star torn down by his most trusted allies, audiences witness the art of persuasion, the ugliness of backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating.

X | February 16 , 2017

By Marcus Gardley | Directed by Ian Belknap

© 2016 Andrew Bannecker

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Adult Senior | Faculty | Staff Child | KU Student (in advance) KU Student (at door)

$22 $21 $10 $15

The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared— is brought to vivid, lyrical life in award-winning writer Marcus Gardley’s new play. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America’s most complex, compelling historical figures and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s.


From Our Students

LEAH MAZUR, graduate student in scenography

"The KU Theatre department has not only become my space of learning and enrichment, but also a place where I can create and experiment while having the support of those around me.�

"In life everyone gets a miracle. I found my miracle in KU Theatre."

ELLIOT YOCHIM, undergraduate student in theatre design

DEANGELO DAVIS, undergraduate student in theatre performance

"I bounced around majors for my first few years at KU never truly finding a place I belonged. KU Theatre is the only place that has ever felt like home, and that I feel is because of the wonderful faculty and the incredible friends I've made.�

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FROTH Information TICKETS Buy tickets online at kutheatre.com, at the University Theatre box office at Murphy Hall (15th and Naismith) or the Lied Center, or by phone at 785-864-3982. PARKING Free parking is typically available in the lot west of Murphy Hall. For additional parking information, go to kutheare.com. ACCESSIBILITY The University Theatre is committed to making its productions accessible to all patrons. • The facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs. Requests for special seating accommodations can be made by contacting the University Theatre Box Office, 785-864-3982. • The Crafton-Preyer Theatre is equipped with infrared hearing devices for persons needing hearing assistance. • Audio description for visually impaired may be requested for performances in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre. Contact the box office or KU Audio Reader for more information. Our 2016-2017 Season is sponsored by Truity Credit Union. The University Theatre is partially funded by the KU Student Senate Activity Fee.

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Want to support and connect with student actors, directors and designers, as well as faculty and guest artists? Interested in encouraging broader awareness and appreciation for KU Theatre? Become a Friend of the Theatre and help us accomplish all this and more today! All members receive: • Special invitations to receptions with students, faculty and guest artists • Copies of newsletters and other materials highlighting upcoming events • Recognition in the program for all mainstage productions STUDENT ($15-$19) SENIOR CITIZEN ($20-$39) FRIEND ($40-$84) PRODUCER ($85-$174) • No charge on phone orders • Free exchange prior to ticketed events PATRON* ($175-$274) • 4 tickets for any 20162017 season productions

BENEFACTOR* ($275-$499) • 6 tickets total for any 2016-2017 season productions ANGEL* ($500 AND ABOVE) • 8 tickets total for any 2016-2017 season productions *Each level includes the benefits of all lower giving levels.


FROTH Information

Please mail this card and payment to: KU Endowment P.O. Box 628 Lawrence, KS 66044-0928 Angel $500 and above Benefactor $275 – $499 Patron $175 – $274 Producer $85 – $174 Friend $40 – $84

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