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08 September 2006

Drama Dept. Begins 60th Season


Jacksonville State University's 2006-2007 drama season -- the drama department's 60th season (1947-2007) -- includes the following productions for the fall semester.


Marvin's Room 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."


Twelfth Night 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.


Tickets 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.

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