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To purchase tickets or learn more about upcoming events, call 217-581-3110, email doudnatix@eiu.edu, or visit www.eiu.edu/doudna.

2013-2014 Season Schedule



I Don’t Have to Show You No Stinking Badges!

by Luis Valdez

$12 General/$10 EIU Employees & Seniors (62+)/$5 Students

A piercing, comic satire by Luis Valdez, known for his play Zoot Suit and his movie La Bamba, this play, set within the confines of a TV studio, explores the search for an authentic Chicano identity against the limiting stereotypes and restricted possibilities afforded Mexican Americans in the 1980s United States.

By special arrangement with Author Luis Valdez.

A post-show panel discussion and audience talkback will immediately follow Friday's performance. Panelists include Grace Munoz, Dramaturg; Latin American Student Organization (LASO) representatives; Director Christopher J. Mitchell; and the cast.




 

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Music by Alan Menken

Based on the film by Roger Corman

Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Produced in conjunction with the Department of Music

$12 General/$10 EIU Employees & Seniors (62+)/$5 Students

A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies is charming, tuneful and hilarious!




An Evening of Tennessee Williams

Nov. 15, 16, 7:30 p.m. | Nov. 17, 2 p.m.

$12 General/$10 EIU Employees & Seniors (62+)/$5 Students

Come enjoy this presentation of one-act plays by one of our most lyrical playwrights, directed and designed by Theatre Arts students.




Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Feb. 26, 27, 28, March 1, 7:30 p.m. | March 2, 2 p.m.

$12 General/$10 EIU Employees & Seniors (62+)/$5 Students

One of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies, “the Scottish play” depicts the destructive nature inherent in man when Macbeth chooses evil as a means to fulfill his thirst for power. In a world peopled with kings, lords, warriors and witches, the play explores the effects of ambition, murder and madness on one who would be king.




‘Night, Mother

by Marsha Norman

April 2, 3, 4, 5, 7:30 p.m. | April 6, 2 p.m.

$12 General/$10 EIU Employees & Seniors (62+)/$5 Students

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play explores the struggle between a mother, who is a survivor, and her daughter, who has decided that life is no longer worth living. Adult content.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.




Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine

by Bob May, Christopher Tibbetts, and Roy C. Booth

A Children’s Theatre Production

April 25, 26, 7 p.m. | April 26, 27, 2 p.m.

$5 General Admission

Beanie Boren may be a science whiz, but he’s not too keen on reading books! He designs a reading machine for the science fair, that, unfortunately, is neither user-friendly nor free of bugs. When Beanie turns it on ... well, come to the show and see the chaos he creates! Fun for the whole family.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.