January 19, 2007
Spring theater season offers plenty of variety
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale's theater department this spring will present one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years.
Directed by Tim Fink, the Tony award-winning play "Urinetown" will run April 25- 29 in McLeod Theater, located in the Communications Building. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. for the Wednesday through Saturday shows and 2 p.m. for the Sunday show.
"Urinetown" was nominated for an impressive nine Tony Awards, winning for Best Book, Score and Direction in 2002. The Broadway hit is just one of a diverse group of performances during the spring season of SIUC's theater department.
The full schedule follows:
World premier plays by SIUC playwrights
Tuesday–Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Bill "A" Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Bill "B" Wednesday, Friday and SundayChristian H. Moe Laboratory Theater Feb. 21-25 Suzan-Lori Parks' "Topdog/Underdog" Directed by Segun OjewuyiWednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. McLeod Theater
Feb. 26-March 4
SIUC student production
Performance dates, times and location TBD
David Rush's "Any Day Now"Directed by David RushTuesday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m., Special school matinee Thursday, April 12, 10 a.m.Christian H. Moe Laboratory Theater
April 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Regional high school students participate in acting, scene, lighting, dance and other theater workshops.
Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
Directed by Tim Fink
Wednesday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.
There will be a pre-show lecture at 1:30 p.m. prior to each Sunday matinee.
Individual tickets are $15 adult, $12 senior and $6 child/student. A four-show season ticket costs $50 for adults, $40 for seniors and $20 child/student. Additional show tickets are available at a price of $12 adult, $10 senior and $6 child/student at the time a season ticket is purchased.
Box office hours are noon-5:30 p.m. weekdays and an hour before each performance. The theater and box office are in the Communications Building on campus. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at 618/453-3001. For more information, contact Vincent Rhomberg at email@example.com or 618/453-7589.