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JSU Drama Dept. Announces 2002-03 Theater Season

JACKSONVILLE -- May 29, 2002 -- Jacksonville State University Drama Department, which is one of the best theater values in the south, has announced its 2002-03 theater season.

Opening the season in October will be the classic Shakespeare tragedy MacBeth. One of the Bard’s shortest plays, it is believed he wrote this tale of ambition, murder and the supernatural to honor his Theater’s new Patron, King James I.

Following Shakespeare’s Scottish play will be Kevin O’Morrison’s Ladyhouse Blues. Set in 1919, this character-driven play provides insight into the struggles of the working-class Madden sisters and their mother as they deal with poverty, illness and isolation in the hot St. Louis summer.

In February, the Ernest Stone Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the lyrics of Tim Rice as the department presents Jesus Christ Superstar, the rock opera which retells the last seven days of Jesus of Nazareth’s life.

The Alpha Psi Omega production in April, which benefits the organization’s scholarship program, will be Ken Ludwig’s Lend me a Tenor, a fun-spirited farce filled with mistaken identities, misunderstandings and compromising positions.

In May, the drama department will present the 2002 winner of the Southern Playwright’s competition, Kentucky Wings by Leland Taylor.

The season will wrap up with the 1925 play Hay Fever, a sophisticated comedy from Noel Coward.

For ticket information or reservations, call the box office at (256) 782-5648.


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