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2013-2014 Subscription Series On Sale

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance announces the 2013-2014 Season! The ambitious five-performance Subscription Series brings to the stage a joy-filled Tony Award-winning musical, dramatic storytelling by a leading, contemporary playwright, a popular crime story, a fascinating reflection on history and the power of theatre, and enthralling dance by nationally renowned choreographers.

“As we celebrate the department’s 75th anniversary, we are delighted to invite you to join us for our amazing 2013/14 season,” explains Brant Pope, chairman of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. “We begin the year with the mystery thriller, Dial “M” for Murder, the classic story made famous in Alfred Hitchcock’s film. At the end of our season we are excited to offer you a chance to see the Tony Award-winning, knockout musical In the Heights. Acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl is featured with our staging of her intriguing play Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and perhaps the most important play of the season is the engaging Our Country’s Good, set in the early days of the founding of Australia. We are sure you will find this season the perfect way to celebrate 75 years of great theatre and dance production.”

Additional non-subscription season highlights include Fall For Dance; UTNT (UT New Theatre), curated by preeminent playwright Steven Dietz; and the premiere of Katie Bender’s play The Fault.

Tickets for the department’s five-performance Subscription Series are now available online at JoinTheDrama.org, or by calling (512) 471-4454. Subscription Packages range in price from $48 to $100. In addition to saving 20% off ticket prices for season performances, subscribers enjoy preferred seating and free and easy ticket exchanges.

Individual tickets for all performances go on sale September 4 at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Box Office, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at JoinTheDrama.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO (2386).

 

INTRODUCING THE 2013-2014 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

 

Dial “M” for Murder
By Frederick Knott
October 4 – 13, 2013

Set in 1950s London, Tony Wendice concocts a plot to murder his wealthy wife Margot. When the scheme goes awry, he devises a sinister backup plan to get her out of the picture for good.

A cat-and-mouse waiting game made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s hit film, Knott’s class tale continues to be one of the most popular thrillers for stage and screen.

 

Our Country’s Good
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
October 18 – 27, 2013

Miles from their homeland, a boat full of Royal Marine officers and convicts arrives on the Australian shore in 1789, forced to create a community in a fledgling penal colony.

Amid the brutal conditions of the settlement, a determined lieutenant volunteers to direct the convicts – a collection of murderers and thieves – in a comedic stage play. With no support from his fellow Marines and the leading lady’s imminent execution, it’s questionable if the show will go on.

 

Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl
February 14 – 23, 2014

When Jean answers the cell phone of a recently deceased café patron, she holds on to the device to keep the man alive in a strange yet significant way. Jean’s quiet life is turned upside-down as she’s thrust into a world of mysterious strangers, shady business deals, and the potential for true love.

A story about memory, redemption, and connection - and disconnection - in a technology obsessed world, Ruhl’s comedy is a mesmerizing reflection of today.

 

Dance Repertory Theatre presents
Kinesthetic Imperative
March 6 – 9, 2014

The award-winning ensemble Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage with Kinesthetic Imperative. This annual spring concert is a showcase of unique and compelling dance works created by nationally renowned choreographers, including Merce Cunningham, a leader of American avant-garde dance.


 

In the Heights
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
April 9 – 19, 2014

Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, In the Heights is the captivating journey into New York’s vibrant Washington Heights community. There, the tight-knit residents of a Dominican-American neighborhood chase their dreams while struggling to make a living. With an invigorating score of Latin pop and hip hop, combined with dynamic dance, this joy-filled story is about finding your place in the world.

 

We invite you to join the drama this season and become a Subscription Series holder! Learn about the full season's offerings online or by phoning 512-471-5793.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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