The William Woods University theatre program is set to begin the 2007-2008 season, and season tickets are now available.
The first performance of the year is musical “The Pajama Game.” Performances are scheduled in Cutlip Auditorium for Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., with a matinee Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m. The original Broadway production won a Tony for best musical.
The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker demands for a seven and a half-cent raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between two of the characters.
“The Star Spangled Girl,” by Neil Simon, is the second performance of the year. The dates are Nov. 28, 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. in Dulany Auditorium, with a matinee Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. The play, set in San Francisco in the 1960s, is a love triangle mixed with politics.
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” by Steve Martin is set for Feb. 21, 22 and 23, 28, 29 and March 1 at 8 p.m. in Dulany Auditorium. This absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. The play won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play.
“Seascape,” a Pulitzer Prize winner by Edward Albee, is the final performance of the year. The dates are April 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 8 p.m. and April 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium. On a deserted stretch of beach a middle-aged couple is joined by two sea creatures—lizards who have decided to leave the ocean depths and come ashore.
Season tickets are available through the final performance of “The Pajama Game” on Oct. 20. Season tickets offer several benefits, including a 20 percent savings on regular ticket prices and preferred seating. Season ticket patrons also avoid long lines at the box office and, if tickets are lost or stolen, they will be replaced, free.
Season Ticket prices are $34 for adults, $22 for children ages 6-12 and $27 for senior citizens ages 55 and above. To order your season tickets, call the WWU theatre at 592-4281.