Category Archives: Theatre

Auburn University Theatre to present A.R. Gurney comedy ‘Sylvia’

AUBURN – Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts continues its 2011-2012 season with the A.R. Gurney comedy “Sylvia,” opening April 12 on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre.

“Sylvia” runs April 12-14 and 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance April 15 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org, or by phone at (334) 844-4154. Tickets are free for students and $15 for the general public.

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Auburn University Theatre to present classic musical ‘Cabaret’ Feb. 23 through March 3

AUBURN – Step into the Kit Kat Klub and hear the music play as Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts continues its 2011-2012 season with Kander and Ebb’s “Cabaret,” Feb. 23 through March 3, on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre.

The show runs Feb. 23-25 and Feb. 28-March 3 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org, or by phone at (334) 844-4154. Tickets are free for students and $15 for the general public.

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Auburn University Department of Theatre to present ‘Season’s Greetings’

Seasons GreetingsAUBURN – The Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts will present the Christmas play, “Season’s Greetings,” premiering Nov. 10 at the Telfair Peet Theatre.

The dark comedy, directed by Christopher Qualls, showcases a typical suburban English family during an atypical Christmas gathering.

The Alan Ayckbourn favorite follows couple Belinda and Neville as they host their dysfunctional relatives at their home for Christmas festivities. Guests include senile uncle Harvey, Neville’s sister Phyllis, her husband Bernard who delights and scares children with his annual puppet show, Eddie and his pregnant wife Pattie, Belinda’s sister Rachel and a suave writer named Clive whose immediate attraction to the married Belinda causes quite a scene one night under the Christmas tree.

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Founder of White House Project to deliver Extraordinary Women Lecture Oct. 13

AUBURN – Marie Wilson, founder and president emeritus of the White House Project, will speak Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in a free public event at Auburn University’s Telfair Peet Theatre. Wilson is also an author and co-creator of Take Our Daughters to Work Day and President Barbie. Wilson’s talk, “Add Women, CHANGE Everything,” will be followed immediately by a networking reception during which the audience is invited to meet Wilson and last year’s Extraordinary Woman, Lilly Ledbetter, who will make a special guest appearance.

The current economic, social and environmental challenges the nation faces cause many to wonder if there is a leadership void, says Wilson, an innovator and change-maker who has more than 25 years of experience at the forefront of transforming American leadership culture. She adds that facing this void means bringing more women to the table so that their voices can be heard along with those of men.

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Auburn University Theatre to open 2011-2012 season with ‘La Bête’

AUBURN – Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts will open its 2011-2012 season with David Hirson’s “La Bête” in the Telfair Peet Theatre, Sept. 22 – Oct. 1.

Hirson’s comedy of contemporary sensibilities viewed through a neoclassical frame opened on Broadway in 1991. The play is set in the time of the 17th century playwright Moliere, whose work inspires both the action and Hirson’s lyrical, rhyming script. Elomire is the head of a theatre troupe whose wealthy patron has demanded that they collaborate with the street performer Valere, bringing about a clash of high art and lowbrow entertainment.

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Auburn University Theatre presenting O. Henry holiday podcast production

AUBURN – The Auburn University Radio Flyer Theatre Company will present two of O. Henry’s short stories, “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Last Leaf,” in its first holiday podcast radio theatre production. Both stories are written in classic O. Henry style with his trademark twist at the end.

The works were prerecorded and will be accessible Dec. 8 through Jan. 3 by going to the theater’s Web site at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org and clicking on the radio dial.

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