Carrie Gates | October 7, 2015
A new beginning in Crested Butte, Colorado. A carnivorous plant on Skid Row. A chance meeting in a Moscow cafe. And, a fresh look at Jane Austen’s beloved Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.
The 2015-16 theatre season of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) offers four distinctly different productions—Wildflower, Little Shop of Horrors, The Bear and Afterplay, and Pride and Prejudice—which together make this season one not to be missed, said Associate Professor Kevin Dreyer, director of the theatre concentration.
“Picking plays for the theatre season is a delicate balance between pedagogical needs, a wide variety of roles for our students, and a balance in titles we hope our audience will want to see,” Dreyer said. “This year reflects our renewed interest in musical theatre, our dedication to classical works and challenging language, and a touch of contemporary theatre to round things out.”
The season opens on Oct. 1 with Wildflower by Lila Rose Kaplan, the story of a mother and her teenage son starting over—and each discovering romance—in a small town in Colorado, home to the Wildflower Festival.