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Theatre and Performance announces 2007-2008 season

Theatre and Performance at Georgia Southern University will stage four productions and christen a brand-new facility during the 2007-2008 season.

The student organization’s new season will begin with ‘The Women,” which will be presented Oct. 19 through Oct. 21 and Oct. 23 through Oct. 27 in the Communication Arts Building’s Black Box Theatre. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Clare Booth Luce, ‘The Women” focuses on a group of gossipy high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows.

‘St. Joan” will be presented Nov. 14 through Nov. 17 in the Performing Arts Center. Written by George Bernard Shaw, this play presents his vision of Joan of Arc as a proud, naive, foolhardy and brave rebel who challenged the conventions and values of her day.

‘King Lear” will be presented Feb. 29 through March 2 and March 5 through March 8 in the new Black Box Theatre, which is part of the Center for Art and Theatre that remains under construction. Considered one of the greatest plays ever written, Shakespeare’s 400-year-old tragedy is an epic tale of power, family, love and loyalty.

‘On Dragonfly Wings” will be presented in the new Black Box Theatre April 10 through April 13 and April 16 through April 19. Inspired by the life of Alana Dung, who died of leukemia at age 3, this play tells the story of a cheerful young waterbug who is transformed into a beautiful dragonfly.

All of the performances will start at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the Oct. 21 performance of ‘The Women,” the March 2 performance of ‘King Lear,” and the April 13 performance of ‘On Dragonfly Wings.” Those three performances will start at 2 p.m.

Admission for each of the performances is $12 per person for the general public, $8 per person for Georgia Southern faculty and staff, and $4 per person for University students.

For more information on Theatre and Performance, call (912) 681-5138.

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