WSU Theatre Area Announces 2017-18 Season of New Works, Never Before Seen in Utah
Ogden, Utah – July 31, 2017 – The Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University (WSU) (weber.edu/cah) today announced its 2017-18 theatre season. This year’s season is focused on all new works from emerging and established award-winning composers, librettists, lyricists and playwrights. The season includes: We Foxes, Where Words Once Were, Deluge, For Tonight and Class of ’94. In addition, the area’s student group, Associated Actors and Technicians (AAT), will feature a student directed play, Deluge. The play was written by WSU student, Riley French. Tickets are available for all performances and can be purchased online at (www.weberstatetickets.com) or by phone at 801-626-8500.
“We are thrilled to be the only institution in the state of Utah to offer an entire season of new works,” said Scott Sprenger, Dean of the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. “Our rigorous theatre program allows students to develop their individual talents and abilities while having the opportunity to gain practical experiences to prepare them professionally.”
“We Foxes,” Oct. 6-7 and 10-14 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. This Southern Gothic Musical Thriller, written by the nationally acclaimed, award- winning composer, Ryan Scott Oliver, will be sure to mesmerize audiences. This will be the first fully-produced developmental production of We Foxes. The production is directed by Cody Walker and is suitable for audience members age 16 and older.
“Where Words Once Were,” November 10-11 and 14-18 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. This production will make its first debut outside of The Kennedy Center and is set in a city where language is rationed, “a sentence can get you sentenced, the silent are rising and a word can change the world.” Award-winning theatre professor, Tracy Callahan will be directing this production and is best enjoyed for all ages including children eight years and older.
“Deluge,” Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. This play is written by WSU theatre major Riley French and will be directed by another WSU student, Patrick Kibbie. The entire production team will be led by WSU students with the mentorship of faculty mentors.
“For Tonight,” Feb. 20-24 with a matinee performance on February 24 at 2 p.m. For Tonight has won multiple awards in theatre festivals across the nation and is based on the book by Whitney Rhodes with a score by Spencer Williams and Shannelle Salcido. It tells the story of two siblings whose parents die of a mysterious illness in their small Welsh village. For Tonight, “explores family relationships and the power of home.” The production is directed by Cody Walker.
- “Class of ‘94,” April 6-7 and 10-14 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on April 14 at 2 p.m. The play was commissioned by award-winning director, Jenny Kokai from the nationally recognized playwright, Diana Grisanti, specifically for WSU thanks to the Hurst Visiting Artist Grant. The result is a sensitive and thought-provoking examination of the public response to sexual assault and the way it impacts an educational community. The content of the production is best suited for patrons 18 and older.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at (www.weberstatetickets.com) or by phone at 801-626-8500. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for children, seniors and members of the military.
Christie Denniston, Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities Marketing and Public Relations director
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