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Auburn University Theatre raises curtain on black box and dance studio

A black box theatre is a square performance space with black walls and a flat floor, which allows for flexibility in the ways the area is used for performances.AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A black box experimental theatre and a 1,500-sq.-ft. dance studio are part of a newly constructed addition designed to enhance the experience of audiences and performers at Auburn University’s Telfair B. Peet Theatre.

The $3.9 million project is a two-story, 10,471-sq.-ft. addition to the existing theatre, featuring a production space that will accommodate up to 150 patrons and a dance studio that can double as an event space. The addition will expand production possibilities for Auburn’s theatre, music and dance programs and provide the latest technology, training and education for students.

A black box theatre is just that – a square performance space with black walls and a flat floor, which allows for flexibility in the ways the area is used for different kinds of performances.

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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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‘On the Verge’ to open Auburn University Theatre’s 100th anniversary season


On The Verge
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts opens its 2013-2014 season with Eric Overmeyer’s comedy “On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning” directed by Daydrie Hague and premiering Thursday, Sept. 26, on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre.

The show runs Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Sept. 29 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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