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Join the Drama! Announcing the 2012-2013 Subscription Series
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance announces an inaugural five-performance Subscription Series with a spectacular 2012-2013 Season! The 2012-2013 season brings to the stage dramatic storytelling by Pulitzer Prize acclaimed playwrights, two world premieres, a bold adaptation of a cherished classic, and enthralling dance by nationally renowned choreographers.
“You are about to witness one of the ways that the arts brings new things into the world,” explains Brant Pope, chairman of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. “Our 2012/13 season rivals in creative energy anything a state of the art science lab or think tank could invent. This year, we have two world premieres – the stunning adaptation of The Scarlet Letter, and Suzan Zeder’s brilliant The Edge of Peace. The latter marks the first co-production between our department and the celebrated Seattle Children’s Theatre. Audiences will relish the regional premiere of The Cataract by UT alumna and Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, Lisa D’Amour. Add to this, Lynn Nottage’s smash hit Intimate Apparel and Dance Repertory Theatre’s compelling choreography in Roots and Wings and this season is proving to be one of the most exciting yet!”
Additional non-subscription season highlights include Fall For Dance; UTNT (UT New Theatre), curated by preeminent playwright Steven Dietz; and the Cohen New Works Festival, presented by The University Co-op. An audience favorite, the Cohen New Works Festival offers over 30 plays, dances, and exhibits to more than 8,000 patrons in six days.
Tickets for the department’s inaugural five performance Subscription Series are on sale now online at jointhedrama.org, or by calling (512) 471-4454.
Individual tickets for all performances go on sale August 20 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).
By Lisa D’ Amour
October 19 – 28, 2012
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Set in Minneapolis in 1883, this poetic drama explores one week in the lives of Cyrus and Lottie Finch, a stalwart couple who take in two vagabond lovers from the South. The unlikely pairs’ intersection unearths their deep-seated desires – ones which they fight to keep buried.
The Scarlet Letter
Adapted by Sarah Saltwick
Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
November 16 – December 7, 2012
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Sin. Guilt. Judgment. Love.
Hester Prynne comes to the stage in this world premiere reimagining of Hawthorne’s classic tale.
The Edge of Peace
By Suzan Zeder
Directed by Linda Hartzell
February 1 – 10, 2013
A play for all ages, The Edge of Peace tells the touching story of Buddy, a young boy struggling to make sense of a world at war. The final play in Suzan Zeder’s Ware trilogy, this world premiere is produced in partnership with Seattle Children’s Theatre.
By Lynn Nottage
March 1 – 9, 2013
Esther, a gifted seamstress, dreams of finding love and longs to open a beauty parlor in Harlem. She meets George, and her aspirations appear within reach. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage weaves a tale of romance, ambition, and self-discovery in Intimate Apparel.
Roots and Wings
Artistic Directors David Justin and Charles O. Anderson
April 19 – 21, 2013
Hot on the heels of 2012’s critically acclaimed Catalyst, Dance Repertory Theatre takes flight. The showcase presents exciting new dance works and re-staged masterpieces by nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty.
Join the drama this season and become a Subscription Series holder!Learn about the full season of offerings online or by phoning 512-471-5793.