Department of Theatre Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

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2016-2017 SEASON

Crimes of the Heart
By Beth Henley
September 23—October 2
Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre 
Directed by Richard Sullivan Lee

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize. The scene is Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. The three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, have reunited there after Babe has shot her abusive husband. Raised in a dysfunctional family, each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters are forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with Babe's latest incident. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she has committed in order to escape the past and seize the future.


September 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. and September 25 and October 1,2 at 2:30

Gen. Public: $19.50
Student: $12.50
Senior (62+): $15.50

The Secret in the Wings
By Mary Zimmerman
November 11—20
Directed by Amy Lynn Budd
Nancy T. Hansen Theatre 

By Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman. An adaptation of a group of lesser-known fairy tales creates this dark and mysterious story of a child and the frightening babysitter with whom her parents leave her. As the babysitter reads from a book, the characters in each of the tales materialize, with each tale breaking off just at its bleakest moment before giving way to the next. The central tale is told without interruption, after which each previous tale is successively resumed, with each looming disaster averted.


November 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and 13, 19, 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Gen. Public: $19.50
Student: $12.50
Senior (62+): $15.50

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
February 17—26
Directed by Amy Lynn Budd
Nancy T. Hansen Theatre 

Based on the 1998 Broadway revival. Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub, a nightclub in Berlin. The 1920s, and the Weimar Republic, are drawing to a close, while the Nazi party is on the rise. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. Into this world enters Cliff, a young American writer who then meets Sally Bowles, a performer in the Klub. Their relationship becomes a dream-like romance as events around them turn ominous, a foreshadowing of things to come.


February 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and 19,25, 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Gen. Public: $21.50
Student: $14.50
Senior (62+): $17.50

Rabbit Hole
By David Lindsay-Abaire
April 14—22
Directed by Caity Quinn
Nancy T. Hansen Theatre 

Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Becca and Howie have a picture perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until an accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Then Becca’s younger, irresponsible sister, Izzy, announces that she is pregnant: there will now be a new child in the family. Becca’s mother, Nat, badgers Becca about her grieving process, and Jason, the young driver who killed their son, shows up to ask forgiveness. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.


April 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. and 16, 22 at 2:30

Gen. Public: $19.50
Student: $12.50
Senior (62+): $15.50

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