Whitney Hale

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College: Fine Arts

UK Theatre Wakes the Dead With 2013-14 Season

Published: Sep 16, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2013) — The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre will mount a season with a taste for the afterlife. The season includes a ghostly holiday classic, a play by a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous musicals.

 

Starting the Halloween season off right is the witty "Zombie Town: a documentary play" by Tim Bauer. In “Zombie Town,” Mayor Arnsen, Slash Murphy and the rest of the cerebral citizens of a sleepy small Texas town are recovering from a traumatizing zombie apocalypse. Members of a San Francisco theater collective interview the survivors to offer the "healing that can only come through theatre." The Times-Picayune calls "Zombie Town" "a hip, hilarious and irreverent experience that will keep you laughing." "Zombie Town" runs Oct. 3-13.

 

Next up is the holiday family classic Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol." Contemptible miser Ebenezer Scrooge is fulfilled by his wealthy, yet lonely existence, until he receives a message on Christmas Eve from the ghost of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley. Scrooge will face his past, present and future with three spirits. On Christmas morning, humbug meets its maker. "A Christmas Carol" runs Dec. 5-8.

 

Once again the UK dance program will take center stage in the new year with its annual dance concert. "(Re) Action Winter Dance Concert" will include a dynamic variety of dance works by faculty and guests including Susie Thiel, director of the UK dance program, and guest choreographer Nan Giordano, artistic director of Giordano Dance in Chicago. "(Re) Action Winter Dance Concert" runs Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

 

In February, UK Theatre will present MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl’s "Eurydice," a modern interpretation of the myth of Orpheus. It is wedding day for Eurydice and her young musician, Orpheus, when Eurydice meets a mysterious man with a message from her father. She travels to meet him and unwittingly arrives in the underworld. Eurydice must make a choice to return to the world of the living with her beloved Orpheus or remain in Hades with her father. This play, which The New York Times calls "rhapsodically beautiful," runs Feb. 20-March 2.

 

The season closes at the Lexington Opera House with the family-friendly musical parable "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" by Broadway dream team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Joseph is his father’s favorite son and is blessed with prophetic dreams. Filled with jealousy, Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery in Egypt where he’s eventually tasked with interpreting the Pharaoh’s dreams. He becomes a powerful man in Egypt and soon finds his brothers groveling at his feet. Set to a variety of musical styles, this Old Testament tale runs April 25-27.

 

Tickets are on sale now for the 2013-2014 UK Theatre season. All productions will be presented at Guignol Theatre except "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," which will be presented at the Lexington Opera House. For specific times and dates, visit UK Theatre online at http://finearts.uky.edu/theatre. Tickets are $10 for students with a university ID and $15 for general admission for all shows except the Lexington Opera House production. To purchase tickets to UK Theatre's productions at Guignol Theatre, contact the Singletary Center ticket office at 859-257-4929, visit online at www.scfatickets.com, or visit the ticket office in person.

 

Tickets to "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Lexington Opera House are $20 for students with a university ID and $25 for general admission. To purchase tickets to "Joseph," contact the Lexington Center ticket office at 859-233-3535, visit online at www.ticketmaster.com, or visit the ticket office in person.

 

The UK Department of Theatre at UK College of Fine Arts has played an active role in the performance scene in Central Kentucky for more than 100 years. Students in the program get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from a renowned professional theatre faculty. The liberal arts focus of their bachelor's degree program is coupled with ongoing career counseling to ensure a successful transition from campus to professional life.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, 859-257-8716whitney.hale@uky.edu  

 

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