FAU Theatre Lineup for 2013-14
FAU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents an engaging season including four plays and three dance productions. The first show of the season is “The Cherry Orchard,” a comedy by Anton Chekhov about an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family’s estate right before it is about to be auctioned to pay the mortgage. Later in the fall, the Oscar Wilde play “The Importance of Being Ernest” will be staged. The director, Kathryn Johnston, characterizes this presentation of life in 1890s England as a trivial comedy for serious people. “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” a play by William Shakespeare and directed by Jean-Louis Baldet, opens Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 and runs to Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The comedy deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behavior of people in love. The final play of the season, “Rhinoceros,” by Eugene Ionesco, is directed by Richard Gamble. Over the course of three acts, “Rhinoceros” shows how the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses and, in the end, only one survives. The first dance production of the season is the Dances We Dance Fall Showcase 2013, which will be held Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. Following this performance will be the FAU Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 and Saturday, March 1, 2014. The final dance production of this season will be the Dances We Dance Spring Showcase 2014, which will take place Friday, April 25, 2014 and Saturday, April 26, 2014. All theater and dance events take place on the Boca Raton campus and tickets can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or by calling 1-800-564-9539.