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   from the issue of August 19, 2004

  Tickets for season's productions will go on sale Aug. 30

Theatre to produce Medea, Shakespeare

UNL Theatre's University Theatre will make both five-show season tickets and individual tickets available beginning at 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Lied Center Ticket Office, 301 N. 12th St.

Five-show season tickets are 40 percent lower than the purchase price of five individual tickets. Prices for season tickets are $45; $36 for faculty/staff and senior citizens. Individual-show tickets are $14; $12 faculty/staff and senior citizens; $10 students/youth. Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more.

Call the ticket office at 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The University Theatre's 104th season includes:

• Medea by Robinson Jeffers, freely adapted from Euripides and directed by Virginia Smith. Taking one of the greatest dramas, Jeffers has painted a psychological portrait of an abandoned and betrayed woman whose revenge leads to the end of innocence. The sneak preview is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 in Howell Theatre.

• Woyzeck by Georg Buchner, translated and directed by William Grange. Stripped of humanity by his superiors, Franz Woyzeck resorts to desperate measures when he discovers his girlfriend, the mother of his son, has been having an affair. The sneak preview is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 29 and Nov. 3, 4, 5, 6 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 in Studio Theatre.

• The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare, directed by Gil Lazier. On the day the pope visits New York in 1965, zookeeper Artie Shaughnessy is on a quest to revive his stalled show business career in this darkly comic look at the underside of the American Dream. The sneak preview is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 19, 20 and Dec. 1, 2, 3, 4 in Howell Theatre.

• Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, directed by G. Valmont Thomas. As the sinister Don John conspires to stop the wedding of young lovers by accusing one of infidelity, the war of witty insults begins in one of Shakespeare's favorite comedies. The sneak preview is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 26 in Howell Theatre.

• The Voice of the Prairie by John Olive, directed by Virginia Smith. In this nostalgic look at America in the early 20th century and a new invention, radio, conman Leon Schwab sets up an unlicensed station and hires Davey Quinn, whose knack for storytelling turns him into the true "voice of the prairie." The sneak preview is 7:30 p.m. March 30, with performances at 7:30 p.m. March 31 and April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 in Howell Theatre.



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