Schedule for new theatre season

Posted September 10, 2013

The ACU Department of Theatre’s 2013-14 season includes three plays and two musicals. Along with these five performances, a one-night special performance will take place Sunday, Sept. 15, at 8:30 p.m., during this year's Summit. The piece, Living Letters, depicts Paul’s writing of Philippians and will feature Broadway performer Stephen Trafton.

"I'm incredibly excited about our upcoming season at ACU,” says Dawne Meeks, associate professor of acting and movement. “The plays we have chosen present deep truths that we feel are important to be explored – soul-searching truths about loss, renewal, identity and faith."

Homecoming musical, Les Misérables
  • October 18-20

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is a deeply personal and spiritual tale set against a historical backdrop of an unparalleled scale.

Cornerstone Musical, Next to Normal
  • November 19-24

Next to Normal, winner of a Pulitzer Prize and multiple Tony Awards captures the tender, insightful, funny and heart-breaking portrayal of a family trying bravely to come to terms with life and love and loss.

Winter Comedy, Mark Twain’s Is He Dead
  • February 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22

This highly acclaimed comedy tells the story of a penniless painter who must fake his demise and disguise himself as his identical twin sister to find success in 1840s Paris.

Studio Premiere (Student Directed Show), 100 Saints You Should Know
  • February 27-28 and March 1

This play features a priest who must reconcile his desires with his role in the church, a teenage boy confused about his own sexual identity, and a young woman desperate for spiritual validation who are all brought together on one fateful night in which they discover the tenuous common ground they share.

Spring American Classic, The Glass Menagerie
  • April 10-12 and 24-26

Acclaimed as Tennessee Williams' first Broadway success, this is a touching tale of lost dreams, family bonds and survival.

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