Forest Roberts Theatre Season Announced
The 2007-08 “Drop Everything” season at Forest Roberts Theatre will feature four productions and an updated version of the annual holiday offering, Ebeneezer Scrooge.
Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy that was later adapted for the screen and starred Jimmy Stewart, will open the season Oct. 3-6. The play is about Elwood Dowd, a mild-mannered eccentric whose best friend happens to be an invisible six-foot-tall white rabbit named Harvey.
The second show, Warrior, is by a British playwright and is based on the true story of Hannah Snell. In 1750, Snell disguised herself as a man and went to sea in search of her errant husband. She braved seven years of bloody battles, wounds and her own troubling visions before publicly proclaiming the horrors of war. Warrior runs Nov. 14-17.
The musical version of the cult film, The Full Monty, runs Feb. 20-23. It follows a group of unemployed steel workers in Buffalo, N.Y., who concoct a bold way to make some extra cash. After watching their wives cheer male strippers during a girls’ night out, the men hold auditions for their own kind of “chorus line.” When sales flag, they throw caution to the wind and decide to do “the Full Monty.” Please be advised that this production is rated “R” for language and adult situations.
Oscar Wilde’s most successful play, The Importance of Being Earnest, closes out the season April 16-19.
Season tickets are $30 for the general public – a 27 percent savings over the cost of single-admission tickets – and $18 for NMU students. They are available at all EZ Ticket outlets. Season ticket holders can save more than 20 percent on tickets to Ebenezer Scrooge and can order them by mail before they go on sale to the general public.
For more information, call ext. 2553.