Butler Theatre’s 2014-2015, entitled “Seasons of our Lives,” begins September 11-13 with the Alexander Pushkin play The Blizzard in Lilly Hall 328.

Tickets prices and on-sale dates are listed below. For more information, call 317-940-9247.

Jacob Landwerlen, left, and Logan Moore star in "The Blizzard."

Jacob Landwerlen, left, and Logan Moore star in “The Blizzard.”

The Blizzard will be followed by The Water Carriers (November 12-16), Mad Forest (February 18-March 1), and Crime & Punishment (April 8-19).

“Our lives at Butler University revolve around the seasons,” Theatre Department Chair Diane Timmerman said. “Fall brings the students back to campus. Winter envelopes us in a cold that focuses our studies. Spring gives us new hope for the future. And summer lends rejuvenation time and a chance for new beginnings.

“This year, we’re taking a closer look at the Seasons of our lives with our mainstage and student-produced work. What are the seasons we pass through as human beings? Which seasons of our own lives are meaningful? And which would we prefer to forget? In each of our productions, we’ll meet fascinating characters who are transitioning from one season of life to another. We’ll encounter lovers in 19th Century Russia and refugees in modern day Africa. We’ll visit with families in 1980s Romania and connect with children right here in Indianapolis.

“We hope you’ll find these characters and the seasons of their lives as compelling as we do.”

More about each show follows.

The Blizzard
By Alexander Pushkin
Adapted & Directed by Elaina Artemiev
September 11-13, 7:00 p.m.
September 13, 2:00 p.m.
Lilly Hall 328
Tickets: $5 students, $10 seniors, $15 adults
On sale September 1

From youthful desire to tragic heartbreak, this romantic tale with a twist is performed by Butler Theatre alumni and current students in a production that celebrates the art of acting, Russian-style. Join our actors up close and personal in our small upstairs black box theatre in Lilly Hall.

The Water Carriers
Written and directed by Visiting International Theatre Artist Michael Williams
Howard L. Schrott Center
November 12 , 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
November 13, 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
November 14, 7:00 p.m.
November 15, 7:30 p.m.
November 16, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8 students, $13 seniors, $19 adults
On sale October 1

Ancient and contemporary tales of Africa are woven together with song and dance in this lively and entertaining brand new work direct from South Africa.

Mad Forest
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by William Fisher
Lilly Hall 168
February 18-21, 7:00 p.m.
February 22, 2:00 p.m.
February 26-27, 7:00 p.m.
February 28, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
March 1, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 students, $10 seniors, $15 adults
On sale January 26

A dynamic and daring play, set in 1980s Romania. Renowned playwright Caryl Churchill developed this dark comedy with students, making it a perfect fit for our Butler Theatre actors.

Crime & Punishment
By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Adapted and Directed by Elaina Artemiev
Lilly Hall 168
April 8, 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
April 9-11, 7:00 p.m.
April 12, 2:00 p.m.
April 16, 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
April 17 and 18, 7:00 p.m
April 19, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 students, $10 seniors, $15 adults
On sale March 16

Dostoyevsky’s classic novel, presented in an exciting adaptation that underscores the passion, guilt and consequences that haunt a young man after crucial mistake.

 

Media contact:
Marc Allan
mallan@butler.edu
317-940-9822