Wilkes University Theatre announces its 2015-2016 season. The season presents a variety of shows from thought-provoking classics to musicals featuring songs of the swinging sixties. All performances will be held in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. General admission is $10, students and seniors are $5, and free for all Wilkes students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call the box office at 570-408-4540.
Written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Jon Liebetrau, assistant professor of performing arts, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play delves into the complexity of the human experience by peeking into seemingly simple lives of people in the town of Grover’s Corners, N.H., revealing profound meaning. Performances are Oct. 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.
Shout! The Mod Musical
Created by Philip George and David Lowenstein, with direction by Teresa Fallon, director of theatre and musical direction by Ken McGraw, this pop musical romp through 1960s London highlights the changing roles of women through such favorites as, “Downtown,” “These Boots Are Made For Walking,” and “To Sir, With Love.” Performances are Nov. 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 15, 22 at 2 p.m.
Featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan, this musical is directed by Joseph Dawson, associate professor and associate dean of theatre with Ken McGraw as musical director. Based on the movie, a competition of cruelty by soldiers deploying to Vietnam is hurtful, humiliating, and eye opening.
Performances are Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 21, 28 at 2 p.m.
Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
Written by William Shakespeare and directed by Jon Liebetrau, assistant professor of performing arts, this comedy is the Bard at his finest. Full of love triangles, cross dressers and mistaken identity, the merry antics could be ripped from today’s headlines.
Performances are April 14, 15, 16 at 8 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m.
(Information From Jennifer Jenkins)