Wednesday, August 21, 2013

2013-2014 Theatre Subscription Series, University of Texas

University of Texas Austin Theatre and Dance

Introducing the 2013/2014 Subscription Series at the University of Texas, Austin

(click show titles for additional information at UT Performing Arts)

Dial M for Murder Frederick Knott University of Texas, Austin
by Frederick Knott
B. Iden Payne Theatre October 4 - 13, 2013

"...Original and remarkably good theatre - quiet in style but tingling in excitement underneath." - The New York Times

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. Knott's classic tale, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock's hit film, continues to be one of the most popular thrillers for stage and screen.

UT Our Country's GOOD

Our Country's Good

By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
October 18 - 27, 2013

"...a backstage play with a social conscience, demonstrating the redemptive power of theater and of education." - The New York Times
Adapted from Thomas Keneally's novel The Playmaker, Wertenbaker introduces the audience to an 18th century Australian penal colony. Amid the brutal conditions of the settlement, a Royal Marine lieutenant works with the convicts to present a comedic stage play.

Dead Man's Cell Phone UT

Dead Man's Cell Phone

By Sarah Ruhl
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
February 14 - 23, 2014
"Ruhl's zany probe of the razor-thin line between life and death delivers a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in." - Variety
When a woman 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.
A man and woman dancing in colorful garb

Kinesthetic Imperative

Artistic Directors David Justin and Holly Williams
B. Iden Payne Theatre
March 6 - 9, 2014
"Dance Repertory Theatre...guided its audiences to heaven." - The Austin Chronicle
A showcase of unique and compelling dance works created by nationally renowned choreographers, including a leader of American avant-garde dance, Merce Cunningham.

Excited young people shouting amidst walls of graffiti

In the Heights

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
B. Iden Payne Theatre
April 9-19, 2014
"An exuberant, animated shrine to the importance of family ties and being faithful to where you come from." - Ben Brantley of The New York Times 

Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, In the Heights is the captivating journey into New York’s vibrant Washington Heights community. 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.

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