Butler Theatre’s spring 2017 season will feature Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie (February 15-26) and Caryl Churchill’s Love & Information (April 5-15), both in Lilly Hall 168.
Show times and ticket prices are below. For more information, call 317-940-9659.
More about each play follows.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Lilly Hall 168
Students $5; Seniors $10; General/Adult: $15; Student matinee $7 ($5 before December 9); Preview $5
February 15: 7:00 PM (preview)
February 16: 7:00 PM (preview)
February 17: 10:00 AM (student matinee) and 7:00 PM
February 18: 7:00 PM
February 19: 2:00 PM
February 23: 10 AM (student matinee)
February 24: 7:00 PM
February 25: 7:00 PM
February 26: 2:00 PM
This Tennessee Williams classic, which tells the story of young people coming of age, provides insight into family relationships with humor and lyricism. The characters are indelibly etched in the American theatre landscape—Tom, the poet son trapped at home; Laura, the fragile sister (based on Williams’ real-life sister); the handsome Gentleman Caller; and the domineering Southern mother who wants the best for her children.
“Tennessee Williams’ brilliant writing provides rich opportunities for actors to take their abilities to the next level,” Director Elaina Artemiev said. “It is important that our students work on one of America’s greatest plays, and for audiences to have the chance to see this classic play.”
LOVE & INFORMATION
Lilly Hall 168
Students $5; Seniors $10; General/Adult: $15; Preview $5
April 5: 7:00 PM (preview)
April 6: 7:00 PM (preview)
April 7: 7:00 PM
April 8: 7:00 PM
April 9: 2:00 PM
April 13: 7:00 PM
April 14: 7:00 PM
April 15: 2:00 PM
As part of Butler ArtsFest 2017, Butler Theatre presents Caryl Churchill’s newest play, a skeletally written script that demands that the director, actors, and designers make bold decisions to bring this complex and relevant contemporary script to life. The effect of technology on all of us is at the heart of this play.
“This is a highly unconventional play with specific structure to the writing but no conventional delineations besides seven sections, one extra random section of optional scenes, no set order, and not even character designations,” Director William Fisher said. “The question this play poses is: How do we love in an age dominated/overly saturated with information? The play is not preachy or judgmental, but it is a kind of puzzle.”