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WFU announces 2006-2007 theatre schedule


August 22, 2006

The Wake Forest University Theatre will kick off its 2006-2007 season with Arthur Miller’s adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen. The play will run Sept. 22-23 and 27-30. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 1. All performances will be held at the MainStage Theatre in Scales Fine Arts Center.

The play, directed by Brook Davis, assistant professor of theatre, follows the story of a local doctor living in a prosperous spa town who discovers the water poses a serious health threat. The drama unfolds as the doctor takes a stand for what he believes and opposes politicians, the media and the town majority.

As part of the university’s annual summer reading program, incoming Wake Forest students were asked to read and reflect on “An Enemy of the People” and its central question of how does an ethical individual defy a corrupted majority.

The season will also include three other MainStage productions:

  • “Nathan the Wise” by G.E. Lessing, Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 1-5.
  • “Psycho Beach Party,” by Charles Busch, Feb. 16-17 and 21-25.
  • Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” April 6-7 and 11-15.

The theatre season line-up also includes Wake Forest’s traditional Studio Series of one-act plays directed by senior theatre majors. All Studio Series plays are held in the Ring Theatre of Scales Fine Arts Center and include a Monday evening performance at 7:30 p.m. and a 4:30 p.m. performance on Tuesday.

The Studio Series includes:

  • “The Dying Gaul,” “Time Flies” and “You Belong to Me,” Sept. 11-12.
  • “Babels and Arms” and “Out at Sea,” Oct. 2-3.
  • “Bay at Nice” and “Mystery at Twickenham Vicarage,” Oct. 23-24.
  • “Life by Asphyxiation,” “Crawling Arnold” and “Fallen Enemy,” Nov. 13-14.

Season tickets are available for $36; $30 for senior citizens and Wake Forest faculty and staff; $15 for students. Tickets for individual performances cost $12; $5 for students. Studio Series tickets are free for season ticket holders and $2 each for non-season subscribers.

The Anthony Aston Players, a student theatre group separate from the Wake Forest theatre and dance department, will produce student-directed shows this spring. Productions have not yet been chosen, but performances will be Feb. 8-10 and March 29-31. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Ring Theatre. The Anthony Aston Players’ productions are not included in subscription packages. Tickets are available at the door for $5; $3 for students.

For more information, call the Wake Forest theatre and dance department at (336)758-5295 or visit www.wfu.edu/theatre.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237
barretpm@wfu.edu

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237
coxkp@wfu.edu


"An Enemy of the People" will open Wake Forest's Theater Season, Sept. 22.
"An Enemy of the People" will open Wake Forest's Theater Season, Sept. 22.
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