MARQUETTE, Mich.— Northern Michigan University has announced its 2014-15 schedule of mainstage and studio theater productions.
Leading off the season will be A Paper Tiger In The Rain by David Swanson, winner of the Albert and Mildred Panowski Playwriting Award at NMU. A man promoted to editor in chief of a financially troubled newspaper attempts to save the paper while also winning the heart of his newly widowed former flame. The play is a semifinalist for the Playwrights First Award at the National Art Club in New York City. It will be featured Sept. 30-Oct. 4 and Oct. 7-11 in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.
Chicago, the Broadway and movie musical, will take the Forest Roberts Theatre stage Nov. 19-22. It is set during the roaring 20s in the Windy City, where the biggest celebrities are those with the heftiest crime careers.
The winter semester opens with Tribes Feb. 10-21 in the Black Box Theatre. It is the story of a deaf man raised inside the fiercely politically incorrect cocoon of his parent’s house.
Little Shop of Horrors, a gleefully gruesome musical spoof of the 1960 Roger Corman film. It revolves around Seymour, a hapless florist shop worker who offers his tender love and care to a plant that feeds on human blood. The musical will be staged April 15-18 in Forest Roberts Theatre.
Show times are at 7:30 p.m., with an additional 1 p.m. Saturday matinee for most mainstage offerings.
Studio productions this season and their respective dates are (all in the Black Box Theatre unless otherwise noted): Haunted Theatre, Oct. 24-26, Forest Roberts Theatre; The 10 Minute Play Festival, Dec. 3-4; A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, March. 13-14; and the NMU Dance Concert, March 29, Forest Roberts Theatre.
For more detailed information, visit www.nmu.edu/frt. Tickets are available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets or online at www.nmu.edu/tickets. In addition to season tickets, with the same seat guarantee, a new Flex Pass subscription includes four vouchers good for any available seat for mainstage shows. The flex pass can be used in any combination—for example, all four tickets to one show or two tickets to two shows.