Current Season
No Sex Please, We’re British
 

By Anthony Marriott & Alistair Foot

A British farce

Directed by Daniel L. Miller

 

Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 6, 13, 2013, at 2 p.m.

Pepsi-Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts, Main Street, Mitchell

Tickets are $10 and $12, depending on seat location. This show is free for DWU staff, faculty and students with a valid DWU I.D. (only one free ticket per I.D.)

DWU theatre once again partners with the Mitchell Area Community Theatre to bring you the story of Francis, a young bride who lives above a bank with her husband who is the assistant manager, and who innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware. What comes is Scandinavian pornography. The plot revolves around what is to be done with the veritable floods of pornography, photographs, books, films, and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple. The matter is considerably complicated by the man’s mother, his boss, a visiting bank inspector, a police superintendent, and a muddled friend who does everything wrong in his reluctant efforts to set everything right, all of which works up to a hilarious ending of closed or slamming doors. This farce ran in London over eight years and also delighted Broadway audiences.

 


 

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

By Alan Ball

 

A comedy

Directed by Brittney Kaufman

 

Nov. 7, 8, 9, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

DWU Equitem Theatre-in-the-Round, Hughes Hall, DWU campus

Tickets are $5. This show is free for DWU staff, faculty and students with a valid DWU I.D. (only one free ticket per I.D.)

 

Join us for our very first production in the new Equitem Theatre-in-the-Round with the hilarious story of five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids who hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the wedding reception below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride’s younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

 


 

Woman in Black

By Susan Hill

Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt

 

A thriller

Directed by Chris Ferera (2013 DWU graduate)

 

Dec. 11, 12, 13, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

DWU Patten-Wing Theatre, Hughes Hall, DWU campus

Tickets are $5. This show is free for DWU staff, faculty and students with a valid DWU I.D. (only one free ticket per I.D.)

 

Scary, scary, scary! The framework of this spine-tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies. The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. This is a classic of the genre.

 


 

Les Misérables

Book by  Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

Music by  Claude-Michel Schönberg

Lyrics by  Herbert Kretzmer

 

The hit musical

Directed by Daniel L. Miller

March 21, 22, 28, 29, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.

March 23, 30, 2014, at 2 p.m.

This production sponsored by:
Ron and Sheilah Gates
Wayne and Mary Puetz

DWU Sherman Center

Purchase Tickets Now!

Tickets are $10. This show is free for DWU staff, faculty and students with a valid DWU I.D. (only one free ticket per I.D.)

Do you hear the people sing? Since its London debut in 1985, “Les Misérables” has become an international musical sensation. Still running on London’s West End more than 27 years since its opening, the musical has also had two successful runs on Broadway, as well as dozens of international tours. This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world.

In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.

Epic, grand and uplifting, “Les Misérables” packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.


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