Jacksonville State University's
2006-2007 drama season -- the drama department's 60th season (1947-2007)
-- includes the following productions for the fall semester.
by: Scott Mcpherson (October 5-8) -- So, you've watched the Desperate
Housewives? Come meet Bessie who is the ultimate desperate housewife.
Bessie lives in Florida where she strives to care for an ailing father
who loves to watch the sunbeams bounce around his room as they are reflected
from a mirror. Also, she cares for her aunt, a soap opera addict, who
wears an electrode pack that not only controls her constant back pain
but also opens the garage door. Join us as Bessie faces her own desperation,
and in doing so, restores her relationship with an estranged sister
and nephews. This darkly comic, award winning drama is described by
the NY Times as "one of the funniest plays of the year as well as one
of the wisest and most moving." And by the Village Voice as "written
with a blazing, tender accuracy that grips you with the force of revelation."
by William Shakespeare (November 16-20) -- Choosing a favorite play
among the many wonderful works of William Shakespeare is an enjoyable
though difficult, perhaps impossible, task. If pressed-just for the
fun of it, many of us might well choose his beautiful yet hilarious
comedy, Twelfth Night. Rich in character, language, humor, music.
well, rich in everything that makes a play memorable one generation
after another, Twelfth Night will fill your eyes and ears with
delight and your belly with laughter. Come meet the lovely Viola and
Olivia, the rollicking Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, the
mad Malvolio, the jovial Feste, and meet something of yourself.
for non-musicals are $9 for adults, $7
for JSU employees and senior citizens, and $5 for students and military
personnel. Group rates are available. Call 782-5648.