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Presenting the JSU Drama Dept.'s 2002-03 Season

JACKSONVILLE -- September 18, 2002 -- Magic, murder, mystery, madness, majesty. It can all be experienced on stage this year at the Jacksonville State University Drama Department.

Opening the season in October will be the classic Shakespeare tragedy Macbeth. One of the Bard's shortest plays, this tale of ambition, murder and the supernatural was supposedly written to honor Shakespeare's new patron, King James I. Macbeth runs October 17-21.

Following Shakespeare's Scottish play will be Kevin O'Morrison's Ladyhouse Blues, which runs November 21 through 24. 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. It runs February 20 through 23 and February 27 through March 2.

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. If you enjoyed Moon Over Buffalo last season, you'll want to catch this one running April 3 through 6.

In May, the drama department will present the 2002 winner of the Southern Playwright's competition, Kentucky Wings by Leland Taylor. This southern drama will premiere on stage May 22 through 25.

The season will wrap up with the 1925 play Hay Fever, a sophisticated comedy from Noel Coward. See what happens when a family of eccentrics bring guests home for the weekend. The play runs June 19 through 22.

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


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