Our Town by Thornton Wilder will run February 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. Change comes slowly to the people of Grover’s Corners, as life’s fundamental meaning and significance are contemplated in this Pulitzer Prize winning drama. We follow the Gibbs and Webb families as they come to grips with life’s joys and sorrows in this American classic directed by Dr. Greg Blakey. Tickets are $10.00 each for the general public and 2 free with a current UCA I.D.
One of Shakespeare’s funniest plays, The Taming of the Shrew, takes the stage on April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center and is directed by Chris Fritzges. In this enduring classic, we find that the beautful Bianca cannot be married until her elder sister, Katharina, is betrothed. But getting someone to tolerate Katharina’s shrewish behavior is a major obstacle. Enter Petruchio, a fortune-seeker, who takes on the challenge…for a price, of course. The 1967 film version featured the late Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the title roles. Tickets are $10.00 each and 2 free with a current UCA I.D.
Tickets to all UCA Theatre performances go on sale August 25, 2011 and are handled through UCA Ticket Central regardless of the performance venue. Ticket Central is located in the Reynolds Performance Hall, 201 Donaghey in Conway. Box Office hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Reservations can be made by calling 501-450-3265. The general public may also purchase tickets online at www.uca.edu/tickets.
UCA Theatre has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) since 1995. It is recognized for its challenging and diverse theatre arts education program. It has consistently received honors and awards for its productions through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). UCA Theatre has received the Directors’ Choice Award or the Critic’s Choice Award from the state KCACTF festival in eleven of the last fourteen years and was invited to perform at the KCACTF Region VI festival in 2010, the fourth such invitation in the past several years. Faculty, professional staff, and theatre students have also been honored for excellence in acting, directing, designing, and stage managing. The program has had three students win the Region VI Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship and perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and has had one national winner of the competition.
Further information regarding UCA Theatre can be obtained online at www.uca.edu/theatre or by calling 501-450-5092.