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Theatre schedule sure to captivate

The University of Lethbridge's Faculty of Fine Arts and its Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts have released the theatre schedule for 2011-2012 and it's a season catering to all dramatic tastes. From the classic drama of Shakespeare to the fantastical work of Canadian Michel Marc Bouchard, the Theatre and Dramatic Arts Season is set to captivate audiences of all ages.

Following is a snapshot look at each of the scheduled productions:

The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol | Showing Oct. 18-Oct. 22, 2011 | 8 p.m. nightly, University Theatre | Directed by Nicholas Hanson

In a small town in rural Russia, the local officials love to embezzle, cheat, and steal – until news of a surprise visit from a government inspector sends them into a panicked frenzy! A classic case of mistaken identity triggers a hilarious series of events, providing a satirical examination of governments and greed.

Imaginative set design is a hallmark of all University of Lethbridge productions.

Movable Fest | Showing Nov. 22-Nov. 26, 2011 | 8 p.m. nightly, Matinee 11 a.m. on Nov. 24 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 26, David Spinks Theatre | Directed and choreographed by Lisa Doolittle, Music by Deanna Oye

Imagination, heart, head – and stomach – are all involved when dance, theatre and live music explore that most basic of life activities: eating. The show invites everyone to play with their food, combining ingredients of intimate and local stories with global food issues to imagine all the ways in which "you are what you eat." When we grab our next bite, are we cooking up a recipe for disaster or joining a marvelous, moving feast?

Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Showing Feb. 14-Feb. 18, 2012
8 p.m. nightly, Matinee 11 a.m. on Feb. 16, David Spinks Theatre
Directed by Brian Parkinson

His father murdered and his mother remarried to the uncle he suspects of the killing, Hamlet's world has been turned upside down; tormented with loathing and consumed with grief he plans to avenge his father's death. Hamlet is the fullest expression of Shakespeare's genius.

The Madonna Painter by Michel Marc Bouchard | Showing Mar. 20-Mar. 24, 2012 | 8 p.m. nightly, University Theatre | Directed by Sean Guist

A young priest arrives in the small town of Lac Saint-Jean in the fall of 1918 determined to ward off disease and despair infecting the bodies and spirits of its residents. He commissions a painting depicting the Virgin Mary, and its artist begins selecting a model from a medley of local virgins. Against a darkly dramatic backdrop, The Madonna Painter weaves a story of beauty, fantasy and hidden desire. Mature content.

You can attend this season of exceptional entertainment by becoming a Season Subscriber and enjoy 25 per cent off individual ticket prices. Season tickets are on sale at the U of L Box Office beginning Sept. 13 and are available until the first show of each series. Be sure to reserve your tickets early and guarantee your choice of seats all season long.

University Box Office hours are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 403-329-2616 beginning Sept. 13. Individual tickets are $15 regular and $10 for students and seniors. Season ticket packages are $45 regular and $30 for students and seniors.

This story first appeared in the Legend. To view the Legend in a flipbook format, follow this link.