Notre Dame 2011-12 theater season to open Sept. 29

by Paul Murphy

Notre Dame's Film, Television and Theatre Department presents its 2011-12 Season

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) will present four plays in its 2011-12 season, beginning Sept. 29 (Thursday) with “The Secret in the Wings” by Mary Zimmerman.

Directed by FTT professor Siiri Scott, “The Secret in the Wings” weaves together a number of fairy tales told through a variety of techniques. Each one cuts off before its conclusion, and then all are neatly resolved into a charming ending that reminds us that they are, after all, just fairy tales. Schedule and ticket information are available here.

Other plays in the season include:

  • “Provenance” by Anne García-Romero, directed by Kevin Dreyer — The latest play by García-Romero, a Notre Dame Moreau Fellow who describes her work as follows: “When two sisters receive a stolen painting created by their Mexican great-grandfather, the women clash over whether to keep or sell the valuable artwork. Opens Nov. 16. Schedule and Ticket Information
  • “Antígona Furiosa” by Griselda Gambaro, directed by Anton Juan — This story reshapes and tells Sophocles’ “Antigone,” incorporating the voices of Latin American women. “Antigone is every one of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo who have paid for their disobedience with their lives,” Gambaro said in a 1998 interview. Opens Feb. 23. Schedule and Ticket Information
  • “Light Up the Sky” by Moss Hart, directed by Jay Paul Skelton — The last play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Hart, this backstage tale takes a jaundiced view of the theatrical archetypes: the arrogant director, the diva leading lady and her acerbic, seen-it-all-before mother, the ambitious producer, the naïve new writer, and of course a garrulous parrot. Opens April 17. Schedule and Ticket Information

Season ticket and single ticket pricing can be found by clicking here or calling the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office at 574-631-2800.