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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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Auburn students to perform scenes from mid-20th century theater at museum Nov. 15

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University theater students will present three short scenes from mid-20th century American theatre Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. The performance is in conjunction with the museum’s ongoing exhibition, “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy.”

Students of Heather May, associate professor of theater at Auburn, will direct and act in the pieces. The directors are juniors and seniors, and the actors range from freshmen to former students of May.

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Auburn University Theatre to present ‘Nickel and Dimed’

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts will open its 2012-2013 season with “Nickel and Dimed” by Joan Holden, based on the book of the same name by Barbara Ehrenreich. The show is directed by Professor Christopher Qualls and will take place on the mainstage of the Telfair B. Peet Theatre.

“Nickel and Dimed” runs Sept. 20-21 and 25-29 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for Auburn University faculty and staff, seniors and non-Auburn University students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org or by calling (334) 844-4154.

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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 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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