A Secret No Longer
UA Theatre shouts success with 2014-15 season
Posted: April 25, 2014 at 5 a.m.
We want it to be shouted from the rooftops," says Michael Riha, at the end of his first year as University of Arkansas theater department chairman. "This is where great talent starts."
“Godspell” — Join a cast of colorful characters as they lead audiences through a series of parables and hit songs such as “Day by Day,” “By My Side” and “O Bless the Lord.” This high-energy performance is sure to please young and old alike. Directed by Brandyn Smith. Oct. 3-12.
“Kin” — When an Ivy League poetry student from Texas falls for an Irish personal trainer, it results in quite the clash of cultures. But as friends and family meet, an unlikely kinship begins to form. Traveling across two countries and multiple generations, “Kin” tells a beautiful story about the changing structure of the modern family. Directed by Amy Herzberg. Nov. 7-16.
“The Foreigner” — When Froggy LaSueur brings the painfully shy Charlie Baker to a lodge in rural Georgia, he convinces the lodge inhabitants that Charlie speaks no English. Hilarity ensues as the guests share secrets and scandals with Charlie, never realizing that he understands every word. Directed by Michael Landman. Feb. 20-March 1.
“The Cherry Orchard” — Set in Russia at the turn of the 20th century, this story follows the lives of an aristocratic family fallen on hard times. Their country estate is scheduled to be auctioned to pay the mortgage, but there is a way to save it — cut down the cherry orchard and sell the land. Directed by Kate Frank. April 17-26.
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