The 2012.2013 season features four great stories which experienced commercial and critical successes as both stage productions and Hollywood films. From romantic comedies to farce, satire and a horror musical, join us for a season of humor and fun.
The season begins with the romantic drama/comedy Bus Stop by William Inge which opened on Broadway in 1955 then travelled to the Big Screen in 1956. When a freak snow storm forces a passenger bus to have a weather-enforced layover in a Kansas road-side diner, romantic relationships and friendships ensue.
The masterpiece by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, went from Broadway in 1895 to the Big Screen in 1952. As probably the most famous of all comedies involving part satire, part comedy of manners, and part intellectual farce, the story revolves wittily around the most ingenious case of "manufactured" mistaken identity ever put into a play.
From the Big Screen in 1960 to Off- Broadway in 1982, Howard Ashman and Alan Mencken's comedy-horror, rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors, is an affectionate spoof of the 1950s sci-fi movies. The show stars a hapless floral shop worker who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.
To conclude the season, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet takes us into the liveds of two actors in A Life in the Theatre which opened in Off-Broadway in 1977 and was made into a television movie in 1993. This comedy about the artifice of acting portrays a professional relationship, and a shifting balance of power, between an aging, less-than-successful veteran and an eager, often clumsy tyro.
Join Ashland University Theatre for a season of great entertainment and personally experience these critically acclaimed stories along with the annual Drop of a Hat Players Spring Showcase and senior theatre projects.
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