University Theatre

2014-2015 Season

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!

Season and Individual tickets ON SALE NOW!

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About this season:

University Theatre's evening shows will begin at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.

All seats are reserved so get your tickets early. TICKETS: 919.515.1100

 

SEASON TICKETS: $62 (See below for season ticket discounts)

PICK THREE: $48

iNDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $18 ($19 FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS)

SENIOR CITIZENS, NCSU FACULTY/STAFF, ALUMNI ASSN, PARENTS ASSN, STUDENTS: Season Tickets: $58; Individual $16 ($17 FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS)

NCSU STUDENTS: Season tickets $18; Individual tickets $4.68 ($5 TAX INCLUDED) REQUIRES ID

 

NOTE: STATE OF NC NOW REQUIRES WE COLLECT TAX ON ALL TICKET SALES

 

THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH PRODUCTION IS COMMUNITY NIGHT! ALL TICKETS (EXCEPT NCSU STUDENTS) ARE ONLY $10! Save money, introduce a friend to the theatre, enjoy a great show for a bargain price!

 

And note that again this year, we are proud to be presenting two of our main season shows in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. Seating is more limited for this theatre, so it's a great reason to get your package early!


You can't take it with you

September 25-28 Thursday-Sunday;
October 1-5, Wednesday-Sunday
Weeknights and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm
Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

 

You Can’t Take It With You


by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
One of the most loved plays from the 1930s returns to stage with Kaufman and Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning show. The eccentric Sycamore family is presided over by Grandpa Vanderhof, a former businessman who has turned his back on commerce to enjoy life. With more time than money, this family is happily surviving the Great Depression by embracing their individuality, forming relationships and exploring their hidden talents rather than devoting their lives to the pursuit of wealth and status. Hysterical and yet touching, the message is still wonderfully relevant 78 years after it premiered!

 

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Around the world in 80 daysNovember 7-9, Friday-Sunday,
November 12-16, Wednesday through Sunday
November 19-23, Wednesday through Sunday
Weeknights and Saturdays, 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

 

Around the World in 80 Days


by Laura Eason adapted from the novel by Jules Verne
This exceptionally graceful adaptation of the Jules Verne classic is both wise and fun-filled. Phileas Fogg, the mysterious and brilliant man of mathematics and scientific reason, wagers his considerable fortune that the world can be circumnavigated in 80 days. Will Fogg and his wiley valet Passepartout complete the journey or be foiled by bandits, buffalo, storms and Scotland Yard? Aboard trains, steamships and elephants, he learns about the heart, himself and a world much bigger than he anticipated.

 

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Little shop of horrorsFebruary 12-15 Thursday through Sunday,
February 18-22 Wednesdays through Sundays
Weeknights and Saturdays, 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm
Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

 

The Little Shop of Horrors


by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman
Nerdy orphan Seymour is working at Mushnik’s flower shop when one day, just after an eclipse of the Sun, he discovers a strange plant. He buys it and names it Audrey II (after the love of his life, Audrey). This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it a very special diet. The plant grows and grows and wants more and more. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it? The deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years.

 

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burial at thebesMarch 27-29, Friday-Sunday,
April 8-12, Wednesday through Sunday
April 15-19, Wednesday through Sunday
Weeknights and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

 

The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone


By Seamus Heaney
The first show produced by University Theatre (then Thompson Theatre) 50 years ago was Sophocles’ Antigone. In a salute to our history and longevity, we are presenting this outstanding new translation of Antigone, commissioned by Ireland's renowned Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centenary. Seamus Heaney uses his own modern and masterly touch to expose the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece. First staged in the fifth century B.C., Antigone stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the rebellion, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone faces the appalling dilemma of whether to obey Creon and offend against the gods, or follow her heart and plunge her accursed family into a fresh cycle of violence by burying her brother.

 

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