University Theatre announces 2013-14 season

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KALAMAZOO—University Theatre at Western Michigan University has announced its 2013-14 season.

Season passes are on sale now, and those who order nine passes by Saturday, April 20, will receive a tenth free. Order by calling (269) 387-6222.

2013-14 season

Glengarry Glenn Ross
Sept. 26 through Oct. 6

D. Terry Williams directs the story of four cynical real estate agents who create a world where lying and cheating become the triumph of 21st century selling tactics. With cutthroat competition and high stake jobs on the line, they stop at nothing to seal the deal.

Noises Off
Oct. 10-20

This farcical comedy features a zealous director and his hilarious team who stage a play within a play, resulting in a side-splitting journey of onstage catastrophe and crazy backstage antics.

Pride & Prejudice
Oct. 24 through Nov. 3

The beloved 1833 literary classic by Jane Austen is celebrating its 200th anniversary and will take the stage this fall in an adaption by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan. Mandated to marry for financial security, the strong-headed Elizabeth Bennett enters into a scandalous and intriguing excursion with a gentleman that will not only question her life thus far, but also her pride and his prejudice.

Ragtime
Nov. 14-24

A three-time Tony Award-winning musical, "Ragtime" is an epic and nostalgic tale that paints a powerful portrait of American life during the turn of the 20th century. Based on the 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow, this uplifting musical journey portrays a young America in its quest for freedom.

Late Night Broadway
Dec. 5-7

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.

Seven
Jan. 23 through Feb. 2

An innovative work of documentary theatre, "Seven" is a collaboration of seven award-winning female playwrights, each telling their story in one play. Each story is based on personal interviews with women who have triumphed over enormous obstacles to bring about major change in their home countries of Afghanistan, Cambodia, Guatemala, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Russia and Pakistan.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Feb. 6-16

This imaginative and surprisingly funny tale follows a foul-mouthed tiger who wanders the streets of present day Baghdad searching for the meaning of life and war. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and a Broadway hit, "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" is a haunting look at the aftermath of present day violence and the absurdities of war.

9 to 5
March 13-23

A charming tale of friendship and revenge, this new musical comedy is based on the hit movie featuring Dolly Parton’s Tony-Award and Grammy-nominated score. Three unlikely friends team up to get even with their "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" of a boss. "9 to 5" is a fabulous night of singing, dancing, and all around fun.

The King Stag
April 3-13

A fairy tale for all ages featuring guest artists from the Handspring Puppet Company, Carlos Gozzi’s The King Stag is a magical and hilarious comic fable where men transform into creatures and creatures transform into men. Through the art of puppetry performance, this 18th-century fantasy is sure to captivate audiences through its larger-than-life characters and humorous tales.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/theatre.

Direct questions to Emily Duguay at (269) 387-3227 or emily.duguay@wmich.edu.