Auburn University Theatre partners with Alabama Bicentennial Commission to present 2018-2019 season

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Auburn University Theatre is presenting its 105th season in partnership with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the state.

The theme for this season — “Acts of Kindness” — is inspired by a quote from Amelia Earhart, famed aviator and author, and honors the rich and varied histories of this state many of us call home.

“This season recognizes the assorted contributions of countless people to the foundation and continued growth of the state and how an ‘Act of Kindness’ can offer up a simple gesture or small encounter that can resonate widely. The selected works showcase playwrights and choreographers writing about and sharing their experiences of Alabama and the South, as well as other works from contemporary theatre that grapple with and interrogate current issues affecting the region,” said Chase Bringardner, department chair of the Department of Theatre.

The creative team within the theatre department has crafted a brochure that features native flora within the state of Alabama. This focus on local plant life is to remind audiences of their various roots and the multitude of possible blossoms.

The shows included in the season feature:
"The Last Night of Ballyhoo," by Alfred Uhry – Sept. 20-28
"Detroit," by Lisa D-Amour – Oct. 18-27
Holiday Memories adapted from the Truman Capote short story – Nov. 8-16
"Big Fish," based on the novel by David Wallace – Feb. 14-24
Dancing Communities: Cultivating Our Roots - the annual dance concert – March 21-24
Alabama Love Stories – a piece devised from materials at the Alabama State Archive – April 11-16

While not all shows are set in the state, they all engage deeply with the ideas that speak to Alabama’s natural beauty, diverse peoples and rich history.

“We hope that you will join in our celebration of the past while also embracing new and exciting dialogue that these shows generate about our future,” Bringardner said.

Talkback Thursdays
To engage in discussion around the performance or learn more about the production, make plans to attend “Talkback Thursdays” after the show for a conversation with the director and company members.

Buy Tickets
The Department of Theatre continues to take advantage of its new ticketing system. Features include the ability to choose seats online (for mainstage productions) and a new season subscription package, along with a larger range of purchasing options. For more information, go to the Department of Theatre's ticketing site.

Box Office Hours
Box office: 334-844-4154
• Tuesday-Friday: 1–5 p.m.
• On weekday performances: 1–8 p.m.
• On Saturday evening performances: 6–8 p.m.
• On Sunday matinees: 1–3 p.m.

• Evening performances: 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday matinees: 2:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices
• General: $16
• Senior Citizen: $12
• Faculty and Staff: $12
• AU Student with ID: Free
• Non-Auburn University Student: $12

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