FTT announces 2013-14 season

by Notre Dame News

Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The 2013-14 season of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre will feature four plays, beginning in October with “On the Verge.”

The opening play, written by Eric Overmyer, a writer for the television programs “Law & Order” and “Treme,” focuses on three Victorian women who trek through Terra Incognita, encountering such wonders as Mr. Coffee, Cool Whip and a yeti. The comedy, directed, designed and performed by an all-student company, will take place Oct. 3-13 in the Philbin Studio Theatre.

The three remaining plays are:

  • “Cabaret,” Nov. 13-17 in the Decio Mainstage Theatre. Winner of the 1967 Tony Award for best musical, the production is set in Germany after World War I. FTT partners with Notre Dame’s Department of Music and PEMCo, the largest student-run musical theatre company on campus. Mature content.
  • “Clybourne Park,” Feb. 20-March 2, 2014, in the Philbin Studio Theatre. Directed by Grant Mudge, Ryan Producing Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, this comedy was inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.” Mature content.
  • “Blood Wedding,” April 9-13, 2014, in the Decio Mainstage Theatre. Translated by award-winning playwright Caridad Svich, this tragedy tells the tale of lovers who transgress social boundaries. Directed by Anton Juan, senior professor of directing and playwriting.

A special spring presale will take place from April 17 to May 23. During this time, season subscriptions will be sold at 2012-13 prices: $28 for the general public, $23 for seniors and Notre Dame faculty and staff, and $17 for students. Subscription packages include one ticket to all four shows and represent a savings of 50 to 65 percent compared to the single ticket price. Regular subscriptions and single tickets will go on sale at 2013-14 rates in August.

Tickets are available online at performingarts.nd.edu, or by calling 574-631-2800, or visiting the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office.

Contact: Stacey Stewart, FTT outreach specialist, 574-631-0457, stewart.109@nd.edu