ASC Theatre celebrates 10 years in building with exciting season

(09-07-2010)

The Adams State College Theatre Program celebrates its tenth year in the ASC Theatre building with an exciting line-up of shows. The 2010-2011 season will feature a cutting edge political drama, the annual holiday production, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and a reunion performance featuring the student cast of The Laramie Project from ten years ago.

"We have planned a very exciting season to celebrate our ten years in the best college theatre building in the state," said Dr. Paul Newman, director of theatre. "And for the first time we are offering a Subscriber Series so our audience can buy season tickets for the Main Stage productions."

By purchasing season tickets, audience members will be able to reserve seats in advance for all three faculty directed productions including the popular holiday production. They will also receive a discount off 2010-2011 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 without waiting in line for tickets," said Dr. John Taylor, professor of theatre.

The Main Stage season begins with Two Rooms, a timely drama set against the background of terrorism in the Middle East. The holiday production will be The Little Match Girl, adapted from the beloved folk tale by Hans Christian Andersen. And the school year concludes with Romeo and Juliet which will be part of The R&J Project a community-wide exploration of the role of conflict in society.

The R&J Project will include a staged reading The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later on March 26, 2011. The cast will feature Adams State alumni from the original Laramie Project production that concluded the theatre program's first year in the theatre building. The performance will be a benefit to help purchase new seating for the Xperimental Theatre.

In addition to the Main Stage season, the popular Xperimental Theatre season will present student directed one-acts.

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

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