Huntington University announces 2013-14 theater season

HUTC 2013-14 Season Preview, Huntington University, a Christian college
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2013-06-24
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The Huntington University Theater Company has announced its crowd-pleasing season for 2013-14.

Four major productions are scheduled for the coming academic year in both Zurcher Auditorium and the Studio Theater at HU. The main season will open with the beloved “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” and conclude with the hilarious British comedy, “Charley’s Aunt.”

Tickets, unless otherwise noted, are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $6 for children 13 and younger, $5 for HU students and $9 for HU faculty/staff.

For reservations, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at 260-359-4261 from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets also will be sold at the door before every performance. Tickets are now on sale. Get your tickets today as seating is limited.

MAIN SEASON

“The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”
Based on the book by C.S. Lewis
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette
7 p.m. Sept. 26-27
2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 28
1:30 and 4 p.m. Oct. 5
MCA Studio Theatre


All ages will be enthralled as we visit the magical land of Narnia in this faithful stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved novel. Set your imagination free as unforgettable characters bring to life an enduring tale of love, courage and sacrifice. Don’t miss this inventive and engaging production that is sure to be a delightfully entertaining experience for the whole family.

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay
Music by Gene De Paul and Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 15, 21, 22
2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 23
MCA Zurcher Auditorium


“Going Courting” is back in style in this exuberant musical based on the popular MGM film. Set in the 1850s Oregon wilderness, the story follows Millie, a headstrong young bride who attempts to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law. Rich with romance and bursting with comedy, this classic show hearkens back to the glory days of the Hollywood movie musical.

“Red”
By John Logan
7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 14, 20, 21
2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 22
MCA Studio Theatre


Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, this intelligent and scintillating work is a remarkable depiction of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Mark Rothko. In this compelling drama, Rothko faces the antagonizing fear of becoming superfluous even at the height of his greatest commercial success. This searing play speaks beyond the soul of the artist and more notably to all whose creative ambitions drive the desire to be understood. This electrifying new play is written by the same writer of such popular films as “The Aviator,” “Gladiator” and most recently, “Skyfall,” the latest film in the James Bond franchise. Advisory: this play contains adult content not suitable for children.

“Charley’s Aunt”
By Brandon Thomas
7:30 p.m. April 3, 4, 10, 11
2 and 7:30 p.m. April 5, 12
MCA Zurcher Auditorium


When two longtime school pals, Jack and Charley, invite their intended girlfriends to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, complications arise once the millionaire aunt sends word that she will have to defer her visit. The two lovesick young men then hatch a plan to enlist their rambunctious unpredictable simpleton school pal, Lord Fancourt Babberly, to impersonate the aunt in order to keep the date with the girls. The result is a perfect recipe for buffoonery and cross-dressing mayhem. This world famous British farce has kept audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter for over 120 years.

LAB SEASON

Fresh Faces
7:30 p.m. Sept. 13
MCA Zurcher Auditorium


An annual evening of scenes and songs showcasing the newest class of talent – the freshmen. Free admission

Senior Showcase
7:30 p.m. March 7
MCA Zurcher Auditorium


Mark your calendars for this very special event. The evening is dedicated to showcasing the talents of our graduating seniors. They will present a memorable production of songs and scenes that are the culmination of their years of study in performance and design.
Free admission

One Act Festival
7: 30 p.m. May 2, 3
MCA Studio Theatre


Student directors, actors and designers present a variety of engaging one-act plays highlighting the works of both emerging and established contemporary playwrights.

Tickets $3 per person.

For more information about the HU theater department, visit www.huntington.edu/theatre.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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