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Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
Music and Lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans
Book written by John R. Powers
Directed by Ann Aiko Bergeron
October 11 – 13 & 17 – 20, 2012 @ 7:30 pm | October 14, 2012 @ 2 pm
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? is a rollicking musical that captures the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the challenging obstacles of adolescence. Both hilarious and poignant, each song will tickle the funny bone or warm the heart of anyone who ever went to school, public or private.
White Baby (In honor of the 25th anniversary of Duluth's Sister City relationship with Växjö, Sweden)
By Sofia Fredén
Translated by Edward Buffalo Bromberg (from Swedish)
Directed by Andy Bennett
November 1 – 3 & 6 – 10, 2012 @ 7:30 pm | November 4, 2012 @ 2 pm
Dudley Experimental Theatre
Eva, the Swedish Deputy Prime Minister, has a baby. Trouble is, she doesn't want it. So she passes it off to her ex-husband, who also doesn't want the responsibility and passes it off to ... well, you get the idea. White Baby is a biting social and political satire that takes an unflinching look at just what it means to be a parent, and an adult, in today's society.
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
By Joe Landry
Directed by Lee Gundersheimer
November 29 – December 1 & 5 – 8, 2012 @ 7:30 pm | December 2, 2012 @ 2 pm
Inspired by the classic American film, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is a 1940s live radio broadcast using the same characters and storyline of a man who discovers the incomparable value of each of our lives. A troupe of five actors perform the dozens of memorable characters as well as create the zany sound effects.
Tales from the Bad Years
By Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk
Directed by Rebecca Katz Harwood
February 14 – 16 & 20 – 23, 2013 @ 7:30 pm | February 17, 2013 @ 2 pm
UMD presents the midwest premiere of Tales from the Bad Years. Each song tells a story about being young, feeling old, and wanting something big, as Kerrigan and Lowdermilk say, "The bad years make the best stories." Lyrics contain some adult themes and language; recommended for ages 14 and older.
How I Learned to Drive -The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1998)
By Paula Vogel
Directed by Austin Jones
March 14 – 16 & 26 – 30, 2013 @ 7:30 pm | March 31, 2013 @ 2 pm
Dudley Experimental Theatre
Li'l Bit grew up in rural Maryland in the 1960s. Now an adult, she narrates her experience coming to terms with her family, her body and the sexual abuse she suffered from her uncle, a man deeply burdened by his own demons. This inspiring story explores self- discovery, forgiveness and the freedom in self-acceptance.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kate Ufema
April 25 – 27 & May 1 – 4, 2013 @ 7:30 pm | April 28, 2013 @ 2 pm
In a post-apocalyptic world, women rule after men have been all but obliterated in war. Enemy cities of women, led by two lethal, female generals become caught in a sea of blood, politics, depravation, and class struggle in this epic, gender-swapping adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus.