BOEING BOEING, ROMEO AND JULIET, and More to Lead The Hilberry Theatre's 2014-15 Season
The Hilberry Theatre will kick off its 52nd Season of plays on September 19 with the popular farce Boeing Boeing. The season features comedies and dramas that collectively earned 19 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. Season tickets are on sale now. To subscribe, call (313) 577-2972 or visit the Wayne State University Theatre and Dance Box Office at 4743 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock. Subscribers enjoy discounted prices, priority seating, exchange privileges, lost ticket insurance, free coffee, a free subscription to the Hilberry newsletter, and an invitation to the annual Subscriber Party and Open House. Single tickets are
available beginning September 2.
By Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
September 19-October 4
French bachelor Bernard lives a happy, structured life according to strict airline timetables - the
American stewardess for breakfast, the Italian one for lunch, and the German for dinner! The
Hilberry welcomes guest director Lenny Banovez, co-founder and artistic director of New York
City's TITAN Theatre Company, to the helm of the popular farce.
Romeo & Juliet
By William Shakespeare
October 24-December 13
Shakespeare's riveting romantic tragedy tells the tale of star-crossed lovers who bridge hatred
and violence between their feuding families.
All in the Timing
By David Ives
November 21-January 31
Six hilarious one-acts from renowned playwright David Ives. From chimpanzees composing the
complete works of William Shakespeare to the complexities facing Philip Glass while buying a
loaf of bread, it's non-stop madness!
The Way of the World
By William CongreveJanuary 16-March 7
Marriages of convenience and inconvenient marriages are propelled on a wave of spectacular wit
in Congreve's mockery of upper-class foibles.
An Enemy of the People
By Arthur Miller, adapted from Henrik Ibsen's play
February 20-March 28
Two brothers' dispute over safety and civic duty divide their town. Who will gain the support of
the public and who will become an Enemy of the People? An adaptation by iconic American
playwright Arthur Miller.
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock
and an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
This hilarious spoof of the 1935 Hitchcock thriller will have you laughing from start to finish, as
it blends frenzied performances and wildly inventive stagecraft with spies, murder, and some
good old-fashioned romance!
Packages for the Bonstelle Theatre are also available now. The Bonstelle Theatre 2014-15
Season has a wide variety of entertaining performances, including classic comedy and drama,
fantastic dance performances, and a hilarious musical.
All's Well That Ends Well
By William Shakespeare
When Helena sets her sights on Bertram - an uninterested nobleman, out of her league - she
does whatever it takes to forge the perfect match. Returning to Wayne to direct after the
Hilberry's production of Major Barbara is Michigan director and actor Carolyn Gillespie.
By J.M. Barrie, adapted by Janet Allard
Peter Pan, the boy who doesn't grow up, enchants the Darling children, who fly away with him
to Neverland and explore a land of lost boys, imagination, and dreams! A perfect family outing!
December Dance Concert
A showcase of dance works created by guest artists, recent works by Wayne State dance faculty,
and student dances.
By August Wilson
February 13-22This Tony Award-winning classic follows an African American father and son as they struggle
through unfulfilled hopes and shattered dreams during the American civil-rights era.
Spring Dance Concert
A dynamic evening, highlighting WSU's talented dancers in innovative performances
choreographed by widely-recognized guest artists, faculty members, and students.
Urinetown: The Musical
Music by Mark Hollmann. Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Book by Greg Kotis
In this Tony Award-winning satirical musical, a long drought has caused an epic water shortage,
making free toilets a thing of the past, and wreaking havoc on the bladders of the poor.
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