Thursday October 21, 2010

Theatre Season Opens

University of Dayton theatre opens season with The Diviners, a play about a small farm community during the depression.

The University of Dayton theatre program opens its main stage season with a play about a small farm community during the depression.

Students will perform The Diviners, by Jim Leonard, Jr., at 8 p.m. Oct. 22–23 and 28–30, and 7 p.m. Oct. 24, at Kennedy Union Boll Theatre. General admission tickets are $12; $7 for University of Dayton faculty, students and staff. To purchase tickets, contact the Kennedy Union box office at 937-229-2545.

"I believe The Diviners simply wants to teach us that life is full of blessings and many times you don’t have to search that far to find those true blessings," said director Louan Hilty. "These blessings may either already exist or with a little faith arise along the path in which we search. Whatever life hands us, we must remember that true blessings do exist."

The remaining productions of the theatre program's main stage season include: True West by Sam Shepard, Feb. 4-6 and 10-12, directed by Tony Dallas; and Smoke on the Mountain, April 1-3 and 7-9, conceived by Alan Baily with musical arrangements by Mike Carver and Mark Hardwick, from the book by Constance Ray and directed by Gina Kleesattel.

Season tickets are available. For more information, contact the Kennedy Union box office at 937-229-2545.

The theatre program also sponsors a fall and spring concert by the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble scheduled for Nov. 19-20 and March 4-5.

For more information, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of media relations, at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.