2010-11 Notre Dame theater season to open Sept. 30

by Chris Sopczynski

Mainstage Theatre

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre will present four plays in its 2010-11 theater season, beginning Sept. 30 (Thursday) with “The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)” by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor and additional material by Matthew Croke.

The play takes a condensed and humorous look at the best-selling book in history. Performance dates are Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Oct. 5 to 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 10 at 2:30 p.m.

The remaining plays of FTT theater season are:

  • “Boy Gets Girl” by Rebecca Gilman – This thriller addresses the adult dating scene and when pursuit crosses the line to stalking. It will be performed on Nov. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Nov 16 to 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m.
  • “Proof” by David Auburn – This story explores the link between genius, madness and human relationships and how they can be as difficult and uncertain as establishing a mathematical proof. It will be performed Feb. 17 to 19 at 7:30 pm., Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m., Feb. 22 to 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb 27 at 2:30 p.m.
  • “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” by William Shakespeare – In partnership with the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, this tale of friendship and romance is one of the Bard’s earliest and most lyrical comedies and will be performed Apr. 5 to 9 at 7:30 p.m., and Apr. 10 at 2:30 p.m.

For ticket information contact the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office at 574-631-2800 or online. Theater subscriptions are now discounted at 50 percent off and purchasers are eligible for a reduced-price ticket to the upcoming Actors From The London Stage presentation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream “ by William Shakespeare.