The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to announce its 2017-2018 Mainstage Season

submitted by Julie Pride

 September 21 – 26, 2017

These Shining Lives By Melanie Marnich

Catherine and her friends were ordinary women, taking pride in their jobs painting watches for the Radium Dial Company. Until they learned that the work they loved was literally killing them – and the company knew. Refusing to disappear quietly, their choice to hold the company accountable shone a bright light on the human costs of corporate negligence. This beautifully theatrical play shares the story of these ordinary, extraordinary real-life women. These Shining Lives plays the Russell H. Miller Theatre, in WKU’s Fine Arts Center. All shows are at 8 p.m. except for the Sunday matinee at 3p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

 November 2 – 7, 2017

Mother Courage and Her Children By Bertolt Brecht

Written on the eve of the Nazi war machine’s expansion into Poland in 1939 and set in the midst of Europe’s 17th century “Religious Wars,” Mother Courage and Her Children exploded through centuries of stale theatrical convention to establish an entirely new way to “do theatre,” immediately earning an enduring place in the pantheon of the world’s greatest anti-war literature and introducing to the world one of the theatre’s most confounding and memorable characters – Anna Fierling, AKA “Canteen Anna,” AKA “Mother Courage.”

Mother Courage and her Children plays the Russell H. Miller Theatre in WKU’s Fine Arts Center. All shows are at 8 p.m. except for the Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

November 17 – 19, 2017

WinterDance: ‘Tis the Season

The WKU Dance Company will bring enchantment to the stage as they kick-start your holiday season. This hour-long concert will mesmerize audiences of all ages with a variety of ballet, jazz, modern, and tap dance choreography. Join us to see your holiday adventures unfold onstage! WinterDance: ‘Tis the Season plays Van Meter Auditorium Friday, November 17, and Saturday, November 18, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets for ages 12 & under are $10.

 March 1-4, 2018

New Works Festival 2018

Connection, collaboration, and creative chaos reign at the WKU New Works Festival! Experience a range of innovative, original performances and enjoy the excitement of being part of something absolutely new! The New Works Festival will play in the Lab Theatre of WKU’s Gordon Wilson Hall Thursday, March 1, Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m.

Suggested Donation of $5.

 April 6-8, 2018

9 to 5 Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton and Book by Patricia Resnick

Based on the 1980 hit movie, this hilarious musical centers around three female coworkers who entertain wild fantasies about how to take revenge on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. An accidental poisoning propels the trio into a blackmail plot that gives them the upper hand, and empowerment that proves beneficial for the entire office. 9 to 5 plays Van Meter Auditorium Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for Adults and $15 for Students & Seniors. This is a co-production with the WKU Department of Music.

 April 27-30, 2018

Evening of Dance

Join us for an exhilarating evening of dance. The WKU Dance Company performs an array of dance styles with topnotch artistry, featuring choreography by WKU dance faculty and nationally acclaimed guest artists. Evening of Dance plays in the Russell H. Miller Theatre in WKU’s Fine Arts Center. All shows are at 8 p.m. except for the Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. All tickets are $12.

 

 

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