Media Advisory: Announcing 2012-2013 Wake Forest University Theatre season

“Marisol” (Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 3-7) The season opens on the Mainstage with José Rivera’s Obie Award winning play, “Marisol.” The magical-realism-inspired production centers on a copy editor wandering the dangerous streets of an apocalyptic New York City after angels rebel against God and the natural order begins to fall apart. Rivera’s deep humanity shines through in this dark, fascinating and bitingly funny play set in a surreal world on the brink of apocalypse. Directed by Professor of Theatre Cindy Gendrich.

“As You Like It” (Nov. 2-3 and 7-11) William Shakespeare’s gender-bending classic comedy is populated by exiled dukes, court jesters, country shepherds and the god of marriage. First printed in 1623, the play includes one of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches, beginning “All the world’s a stage…”

“VOX” (Feb. 1-2 and 6-10) “Vox,” a work written and devised by the student ensemble, explores voice (raising it, smothering it, reality-showing it) as a tightrope that connects and separates us from one another. The play is a high-energy performance exploration of big mouths, slippery tongues and full-throated tales. The company will create the work under the direction of internationally acclaimed performer Tim Miller. Miller will shape the piece from the performers’ memories and stories.

“Noises Off” (April 5-6 and 10-14 ) The final play of the season, John E. R. Friedenburg’s production of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, follows the production of a fictional play-within-a-play called “Nothing On.” The performance was inspired when Frayn watched one of his comedies from backstage—and discovered it was even funnier “from behind.”

Season passes are available for adults ($36), senior citizens or WFU faculty and staff ($30) or students $15).  Admission for the student-produced Studio Series, which is presented in the spring, is included in the season pass. For tickets or information, call the Theatre Box Office at 336-758-5295 or purchase online at  Tickets and season subscriptions will be on sale beginning Sept. 4.

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