Marquette University News Release

Marquette University announces 2014-15 theatre season

August 25, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Marquette Theatre’s 2014-15 season will be the 40th season in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre, located at 525 N. 13th St. In honor of this milestone, productions have been chosen to reflect on what it means to be “home.”

Shows include: Our Town, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama; In the Red and Brown Water, a collaboration with UPROOTED Theatre directed by Marti Gobel; How I Became a Pirate, an adaption of a children’s book by Melinda Long; The Liar, a revelation of the exploits of six young Parisian loves; and Company, an award winning musical depicting the trials and tribulations of relationships and the true home among friends.

Our Town
Sept. 25, 26 & 28, 2014
Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 1-5, 2014
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Set in the small New England town of Grover’s Corners in 1901, the story of Emily and George is both charming and heartbreaking, while illuminating the profound greatness in life’s simple moments. Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama returns to the Helfaer stage after 25 years.

In the Red and Brown Water
Nov. 6-9, 2014
Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 12-16, 2014
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

A poetically vigorous work by Tarell Alvin McCraney that artfully folds together slang vernacular and the grandeur of ancient African tradition, showcased in collaboration with UPROOTED Theatre and directed by Marti Gobel.

How I Became a Pirate
Jan. 10-11, 2015
Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 17-18, 2015
Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

A story of adventure and finding one’s own heart, Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman’s How I Became a Pirate is based on a children’s book by Melinda Long with illustrations by David Shannon. Captain Braid Beard recruits young Jeremy Jacob and his amazing sand-digging skills to help find the perfect digging spot for the pirate treasure.

The Liar
Feb. 12-15, 2015
Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 18-22, 2015
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Contemporary playwright David Ives’ adaptation of Pierre Corneile’s 17th century The Liar tangles the audience in an impishly wicked web of lies while revealing the exploits of six young Parisian lovers.

Company
April 9-12, 2015
Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
April 15-19, 2015
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Stephen Sondheim’s award winning musical Company depicts the trials and tribulations of relationships and finding a true home among friends.

Ticket prices for the general public are $20, with discounts offered to senior citizens, Marquette students, employees and alumni. Season ticket packages are also available. Individual and season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at http://www.showclix.com/events/marquettetheatre or by calling the Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504.

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