Even with constant belt-tightening at the university, the theatre department has an impressive lineup for the coming ’09 -
Curtains for all shows begin at 8 p.m. Both the Briggs Theatre and the Guignol Theatre are located in the Fine Arts Building on Rose Street. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 faculty/staff or senior citizens, and still only $5 for students. Season ticket packages are also available. Visit www.uky.edu/FineArts/Theatre for more information.
The Baltimore Waltz
Sept. 24 -
26; Oct. 1 -
4, Briggs Theatre
An award-winning contemporary play by Paula Vogel, this giddy, tender, caustic comedy is based on the adventures of a brother and his terminally ill sister. As an added bonus, intricate puppetry will be worked into the production.
A Doll’s House
Nov. 12 – 14; 19 – 22, Guignol Theatre
The iconic Henrik Ibsen play. UK Theatre will take an innovative approach to this timeless drama known for its critical take of marriage norms as lights go up in the Guignol Theatre. Along with fine acting talent, world-class historical costumes will delight audiences.
James W. Rodgers Playwriting Competition
Feb. 18 – 20; 25 – 28
The Pajama Game
April 15 – 17; 22 – 25, Guignol Theatre
UK Theatre will dust off their vocal chords for their first musical production in the past five seasons with this fast-paced, Tony award-winning Broadway hit. Ryan Shirar, the executive director for Paragon Music Theatre, will serve as the musical director for the production, and a special ticket rate will be available to audience members who come to the play wearing pajamas.
Necessary Targets, TBA
In conjunction with the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women, this will be a reading of the Eve Ensler play, which deals with the struggles of Bosnian women during the Balkan conflicts.
A project written, created and performed by the theatre department’s Black Theatre Workshop, a three-hour course that explores the history, literature and performance of theatre artists of the African diaspora.