Enjoy their first production, “Reasons to be pretty” Sept. 20-23. It’s the first of several low-scale, $5-a-ticket POP (Performance Opportunity Production) shows woven into the line-up. All POP shows are in Brown Building Theatre.
The first major production of Fall 2012 will be “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson,” directed by Jim Wren. “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” is a fast-paced satirical epic that takes a sharp look at America’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson. It reveals questions about the country we live in and the leaders we choose. Part rock concert/part history lesson, this irreverent musical – for mature audiences – premiered in New York in 2009 and was the winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award (2010 Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical) and the Drama Desk Award (2010 Outstanding Book of a Musical). It runs Oct. 3-11 in Taylor Theatre.
Additional productions this semester:
- “Polaroid Stories” by Naomi Iizuka, Brown Building Theatre, Oct. 25-28. A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi Iizuka’s “Polaroid Stories” journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence. It is inspired in part by Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.”
- “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” by Allison Gregory, Taylor Theatre, Nov. 10-18. A family-friendly story about the importance of giving.
- “Flannel Shorts,” Brown Building Theatre, Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Enjoy the work of our student playwrights in 10-minute “shorts” performed by the Sophomore BFA Acting Class.
For tickets, call 4-4849 or log on to http://euc.uncg.edu/box-office.
Visual from “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” clockwise from top: Aaron Brakefield, Zoey Norris, Tara Whitney Rison, and Abbey Shoaf. Photo by Bert VanderVeen