WWU announces 2012-2013 theatre season

Joe Potter, artistic director of theatre at William Woods University, believes
“there’s nothing better than live
theatre,” and he’s excited about the upcoming WWU theatre season, which
offers a popular musical, two comedies and a classic Greek tragedy.  
 
The season begins in October with “9
to 5

, The Musical,” based on the 1980 20th Century Fox comedy film
written by Patricia Resnick and starring Dolly
Parton, Jane
Fonda
and Lily Tomlin. Parton wrote the music and lyrics for the
musical, which premiered
in 2008.

 
Performances are scheduled in Cutlip
Auditorium for Oct. 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Oct.14 at 2 p.m.
 
“9 to 5

, The Musical” is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the
Rolodex era. It is the story of three unlikely
friends who conspire to overthrow their autocratic, “sexist,
egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss and take
control of their company. “9 to 5

, The Musical”is about teaming up and taking care of business… it’s
about getting credit and getting even.

 
In early December, the comedy “Bob: A Life in
Five Acts,” by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, will be performed Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.,
with a matinee Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. in Dulany Auditorium.
 
“Bob: A Life in Five Acts” chronicles the
highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a “Great
Man.” Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob
energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters
inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning
coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss.
 
Bob is a comedic exploration of
American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness, and
discovering what it means to be truly “great.”
 
The
classic Greek tragedy, “Medea”by Euripides, will be
staged Feb. 28, March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee March 3 at 2 p.m. in
Cutlip Auditorium. Medea has sacrificed everything for the love of Jason
and a promise of marriage.
 
She
used her magic to help him obtain the Golden Fleece. She left her own family
and country behind to move to Corinth with him. She bore him two sons and yet
Jason forsakes her to marry the daughter of Creon, the King of Corinth. But
beware of the woman scorned, as Medea uses all her womanly charms and magic to
exact the ultimate revenge upon Jason.
 
Closing out the season in April of 2013 will be “The Cherry
Sisters Revisited” by Dan O’Brien. Performances will
be April 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee April 28 at 2 p.m. in
Cutlip Auditorium.
 
How far can you go with ambition, gumption, a good heart—and
no talent? The Cherry Sisters’ dreams of Vaudeville took them from their Iowa
barn to Broadway, where their inept acrobatics and tone-deaf caterwauling
continually sold out, bringing them fame-and a barrage of rotten cabbages.
Based on a true story, “The Cherry Sisters Revisited” is a thought-provoking
comedy that takes a look at the insatiable urge to perform, and the audience’s
inability to look away.
 
Season tickets are $40 for adults, $22 for children ages 6-12
and $34 for senior citizens ages 62 and above, and they are available through
the final performance of “9 to 5

, The Musical,” Oct.
14.

 
According to Potter, season tickets offer several benefits: a
savings of 20 percent on regular ticket prices; preferred seating; the ability
to avoid long lines at the box office; and the replacement of tickets for free
if they are lost or stolen.
 
For more information, or to order season tickets, call the
William Woods University Theatre Department at 592-4281.