USD Theatre season includes classics from comedy to tragedy
Feuding families, murder, betrayal and star-crossed lovers will hit the stage in November with one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies, “Romeo and Juliet.”Performing Nov. 21-Dec. 7, this powerful and classic love story focuses on Romeo and Juliet as they endure everything that comes their way and never waning in their love for each other.
The spring semester begins with guest artists Native Voices and their original play “Stand Off at HWY #37,” Feb. 19-22. “Stand Off at HWY #37” is a dramatic tale about political and spiritual conviction. Native Voices is a group of artists devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations playwrights.
The main stage season concludes with the family-friendly musical “Seussical,” April 16-27. Featuring beloved characters of Dr. Seuss, lyrical and rhythmic books come to life in this charming and fun musical where The Cat in the Hat tells us the story of how Horton the elephant saves the city of Who-Ville.
All performances are at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Season tickets, which provide a 25 percent savings over standard ticket prices, are $45 for adults, $36 for senior citizens (62+), $30 for youth (K-12) and non-USD students, and $15 for USD students with a valid ID. A form for ordering season tickets is available at www.usd.edu/theatre or can be requested by calling (605) 677-5400.
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