Adams State Theatre promises stimulating 2011-2012 Season

(08-30-2011)

The Adams State College Theatre Program announced its 2011-2012 season featuring three classic plays on the Main Stage and an exciting line-up of shows in the Xperimental Theatre. From the cries of "Stella" to Tiny Tim's prayer "God bless us, every one" to a door-slamming comedy by the master of bedroom farce, the 85th year of theatre at Adams State features something for everyone.

"We've planned a very diverse season that showcases some of the best and most popular works in theatre," said Dr. Paul Newman, director of theatre. "Once again, we are offering a Subscriber Series so our audience can buy season tickets for the Main Stage productions."

Every year, audiences anticipate the Theatre Department's annual holiday classic. (Pictured) the 2010 production of "Little Match Girl"

Every year, audiences anticipate the Theatre Department's annual holiday classic. (Pictured) the 2010 production of "Little Match Girl"

By purchasing season tickets, audience members will be able to reserve seats in advance for all three faculty directed productions including the popular holiday show. They will also receive a discount off 2011-2012 ticket prices and be able to pre-order additional tickets for the holiday show before the box office opens to the general public.

"One of the advantages of the Subscriber Series is that you are guaranteed to get into the holiday show plus you can order additional tickets without waiting in line," said Dr. John Taylor, professor of theatre.

The Main Stage season begins with a celebration of the 100 anniversary of the birth of playwright Tennessee Williams when Newman directs the American classic "A Streetcar Named Desire". The opening night will be a benefit for Tu Casa. For the department's annual holiday season production, Taylor will direct his own adaption of "A Christmas Carol". For the fourth year, the opening night performance will be a benefit for La Puente Home. Professor Jenna Neilsen concludes the year with the popular farce "A Flea in Her Ear" by Georges Feydeau.

The Xperimental Theatre season will present six student-directed one-acts including a stage version of the popular short story, "The Lottery," and a dark comedy written by film director Ethan Coen.

In addition to the Main Stage and Xperimental Theatre seasons, Neilsen will perform the one woman show, "My Name is Rachel Corrie" in the fall, and the theatre company American Centaur, featuring Alamosa native Cory Antiel, will be in residence for workshops and public performances during the spring semester. And Don't Feed Us After Midnight, the ASC Improv Troupe, will conduct public performances throughout the year.

For more information about the Subscriber Series, call 719-587-TIXX (8499). For information about the theatre season, call 719-587-7382.

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