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Auburn University Theatre continues 2013-2014 season with ‘Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief’

“Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief” is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and is a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello.”

“Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief” is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and is a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello.”

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts continues its 2013-2014 season with a contemporary take on Shakespeare in “Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief,” directed by Tessa Carr and opening April 8 on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre.

The production runs April 8-12 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance April 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org, or by phone at (334) 844-4154, and are free to Auburn University students with ID and $15 for the general public.

“Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief” is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and is a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello.” Vogel reimagines the tale of an innocent bride’s betrayal as a funny, provocative and feminist take on women living in a world ruled by men. Continue reading

Auburn University Theatre celebrates ’100 Years of Playing’ with ’9 to 5: The Musical’

9 to 5AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts continues its 2013-2014 season with the smash Broadway hit “9 to 5: The Musical” directed by Chase Bringardner, opening Feb. 20, on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre and running through March 2.

The production marks an important milestone for theatre on the Auburn campus. In 1913, the first stage company, Auburn Footlights, formed as a student organization and following World War I, penned the name Auburn Players. To mark the centennial, AU Players, with the support of the College of Liberal Arts will host an alumni and friends reunion around the production of “9-to-5: The Musical” the weekend of Feb. 28 through March 2.

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Auburn University Theatre continues centennial season with ‘Harvey’


Auburn University Theatre continues centennial season with 'Harvey'
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts continues its 2013-2014 season with Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy “Harvey” directed by Tom Aulino, opening Nov. 14 on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre and running through Nov. 22.

The show runs Nov. 14-15 and 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org, or by phone at (334 ) 844-4154. Tickets are free to students and $15 for the general public.

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Auburn University Theatre to present ‘Elephant’s Graveyard’

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – When a circus elephant kills her keeper, a haunting tale of spectacle, violence and revenge follows in George Brant’s “Elephant’s Graveyard.” Based on a true story that happened in a small town in Tennessee in 1916, the new play closes the 2012-13 season for Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts. The show runs April 16-20 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance April 21 at 2:30 p.m. on the mainstage of the Telfair B. Peet Theatre.

The play was drawn from Brant’s own research into the real-life incident in which the townspeople of Erwin, Tenn., lynched a circus elephant named Mary after she killed her handler in 1916.

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Auburn University Theatre to present ‘She Loves Me’

She Loves MeAUBURN UNIVERSITY – The story has become a familiar one. Bickering co-workers rush home each night to a pen pal romance, unaware that they are the object of one another’s affection. Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo’s “Parfumerie” is the inspiration for the musical “She Loves Me” produced by Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts and coming to the mainstage of the Telfair B. Peet Theatre Feb. 21 through March 2.

“She Loves Me” runs Feb. 21-23, 26-28 and March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 and tickets are $10 for seniors, Auburn University faculty and staff and non-Auburn University students. Auburn University students may reserve a complimentary ticket at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org.

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Auburn University Radio Flyer Theatre adapts classics for holiday broadcasts

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Radio Flyer Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts will be featured on Troy University Public Radio throughout the month of December.

The group’s production of O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” will air on Community Focus on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at noon. A special one-hour broadcast of five more stories from the group’s repertoire including Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” “The Little Match Girl” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” along with O. Henry’s “A Service of Love” and “The Green Door,” will air Friday, Dec. 21, at 9 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 24, at noon.

Since 2009, Auburn University Theatre has created productions in the style of the Golden Age of Radio featuring the Radio Flyer Theatre Company. Under the direction of Dan LaRocque, Radio Flyer Theatre adapts beloved classics for all audiences, often with a seasonal theme.

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