University Theatre announces 2015-16 season

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.—University Theatre at Western Michigan University has announced its 2015-16 season.

Season passes are on sale now. Order by calling (269) 387-6222.

2015-16 season

Our Town
Sept. 25 through Oct. 11

Considered Thornton Wilder's greatest work, this Pulitzer Prize-winning glimpse of American culture explores the beautiful intricacies of small-town life.

Oct. 9-18

An original piece by the ensemble Universes, WMU theatre students will perform alongside of ensemble members, who fuse theater, poetry, dance, jazz, hip hop and politics to create moving, challenging and entertaining experiences for audiences.

The Country Wife
Oct. 23 through Nov. 1

In this debaucherous Restoration comedy by William Wycherley, Harry Horner spreads a rumor that he is impotent in order to seduce the wives under the noses of their unsuspecting husbands.

A Behanding in Spokane
Nov. 6-21

In this black comedy by award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh, a man who has been searching for his missing left hand for 27 years meets two bickering lovebirds with a hand to sell and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Nov. 13-22

In this play, derived from Charles Dickens’ final—and unfinished—novel, audience members are invited to help solve a music murder mystery.

Next Stop, Broadway
Dec. 10-12

Join the graduating seniors of WMU's Music Theatre Performance program for a cabaret evening of New York show tunes with a special Broadway guest star.

A Soldier's Play
Feb. 5-14

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, World War II-era play, the sergeant of an all-black company has been murdered at a Louisiana army camp, and a black captain, Richard Davenport, is assigned to investigate.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Feb. 12-28

This rock musical chronicles the United States' seventh president's journey to the White House, and it examines his relationship with his wife Rachel and how he dealt with issues of populism and the Indian Removal Act.

Big Love
March 18-26

Fifty brides--all sisters--vow to escape their 50 fiancés on their wedding night. Seeking escape from the old country, where marriage is contracted and love is unheard of, the sisters leave their betrothed standing at the altar as they hop a boat in search of better times.

Thoroughly Modern Millie
April 8-17

This six-time Tony Award-winning musical follows Millie, a small town girl from Kansas, through her adventures in New York City. Millie has dreams of being a successful, modern woman in Manhattan until she meets Jimmy, a handsome man making his way through the Big Apple on his wits.

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