The Valparaiso University Department of Theatre presents the 2014-2015 production season.

Major performances include:

    • Eurydice, Oct. 9-10 and 16-17 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 11-12 and 18-19 at 2 p.m., Studio Theatre. “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists and breathtaking visual effect, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
    • Dido and Aeneas, Nov. 12-14 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 15-16 at 2 p.m., University Theatre. A special five-day performance includes music by Henry Purcell and libretto by Nahum Tate. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and non-Valpo students. Admission is free for Valpo students, faculty and staff.
    • The Directing Showcase, Dec. 8-10 at 8 p.m., Studio Theatre. Titles are still to be determined and will consist of 12 one-acts directed by senior theatre majors. Admission is free with reserved ticket.
  • Dance Ensemble, Jan. 29-30 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 31- Feb. 1 at 2 p.m., University Theatre. Faculty and student choreographers are featured in the annual concert by the Valparaiso University Dance Ensemble. The talents of campus performers are combined with participation from invited dancers from the region. A variety of dance styles are juxtaposed to create a program full of energy, creative and original costume, lighting design and music.
  • Actors From The London Stage Residency, Feb. 2-7. Presented by Christ College — The Honors College, Actors from the London Stage will return for a residency Feb. 2-7, which includes a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” Feb. 5-7. Ticket information and additional events as part of this residency will be announced soon.
  • An Evening of Short Plays by Beckett, Feb. 18-20 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 21-22 at 2 p.m., Studio Theatre. This production will consist of unique one-act plays by the absurdist playwright Samuel Beckett. Through plays that vary in language and in style, he explores everything that human beings find both exciting and frightening.
  • The School for Lies, April 15-17 at 8 p.m. and April 18-19 at 2 p.m., University Theatre. This wild farce of furious tempo and stunning verbal display, all in very contemporary couplets, runs variation on Moliere’s “The Misanthrope,” which inspired it.
  • The Student Showcase Production, May 1-2 at 8 p.m., Studio Theatre. Each spring a senior enrolled in the directing class is selected to showcase a production on the main stage. Free and open to the public.

With the exception of events related to the Actors From The London Stage residency, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and non-Valpo students and free for Valpo students, faculty and staff.

Visit valpo.edu/theatre for additional information.

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