Season tickets now available for Cameron University theatre season

Season tickets are now available for Cameron University's 2009-2010 theatre season - Celebrating the Streets Where We Live! Productions include two new comedies, a classic Greek tragedy, and a family-friendly musical comedy that's been a worldwide favorite for more than 50 years. Season tickets are $35 for adults, a $19 savings compared to individual purchases for productions. Senior citizens, members of the military and students pay only $30, a $12 savings. Season ticketholders receive four coupons for the season that can be used throughout the year for an individual ticket to each production or can be exchanged for four tickets to one production. For more information or to purchase season tickets, call (580)581-2478 or email theatre@cameron.edu.

CU's theatre season kicks off with Steve Martin's "The Underpants" from October 1-4. This adaptation of Carl Sternheim's early 20th century comedy is set in 1910 Dusseldorf, where young housewife Louise Maske gains instant notoriety when her bloomers innocently fall down during a parade for the king, much to the chagrin of her husband Theo. "Don't underestimate the power of a glimpse of lingerie!" he moans. Suddenly, the couple find themselves with no shortage of unusual applicants to rent their spare room...coincidence? Steve Martin brings his comic genius to this outrageous look at politics, sex, and feminism. "The Underpants" will serve as CU's entry in the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

On November 19-22, the department will present "Iphigenia at Aulis," Euripedes' classic tale of love, honor and sacrifice. King Agamemnon will do anything to win the Trojan War, but when the goddess Artemis proclaims that the favorable winds the Greek fleet needs will not come until he sacrifices his eldest daughter Iphigenia, the King is faced with a horrifying choice. Father, daughter, mother, and uncle find themselves pitted against one another in a battle of love and loyalty. "Iphigenia at Aulis" is a compelling story of personal versus political sacrifice and of the ravages of war on the young and innocent.

The spring season kicks off from February 18-21 with John Cariani's new romantic comedy, "Almost, Maine." It's a Friday night in the dead of winter in the mythical town of (so far north it's almost Canada), and residents are falling in and out of love at an alarming rate. Knees are getting bruised, hearts are getting broken...yet the bruises heal and hearts mend - almost - in this delightful romantic comedy. (This production contains material that some people may find objectionable.)

The season concludes with Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" from April 22-25. This musical re-telling of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" features such great characters as Eliza Doolittle, Henry Higgins, and Colonel Pickering. The high-spirited production includes a repertoire of favorite Broadway show tunes, including "On the Street Where You Live," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "Wouldn't it be Loverly," "The Rain in Spain" and "I Could Have Danced All Night."

Curtain times for all productions are at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. The department also offers weekday matinees for local public schools.

Cameron University is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the Southwest Theatre Association.

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 August 14, 2009
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