WSC Avant Bard 2012

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Join WSC for its 22nd Season! Get a season pass or subscribe to our Thursday, Friday, Saturday Sunday or Open Night Subscription series.... Or come to one of the Saturday Pay What You Can Matinees. TICKET PACKAGES AND PASSES Ticket packages for Opening Night, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances will ensure you see each of this season's productions. Patrons who purchase these tickets will have them waiting for them at will call the night of each performance. Patrons who purchase the 5 or 10 ticket packages will pick up a pass at the front desk that they can use for upcoming shows. Those patrons will also receive a code they can use to unlock performances online. Preview performances are pay what you can Thursday through Sunday nights at 7:30 pm the week prior to opening night. There are no matinees during previews. There are Saturday 2pm matinees following previews that are also pay what you can with a few limited advance tickets available for sale at $10 The season's remaining shows are: LES JUSTES by Albert Camus; Adapted and Directed by Rahaleh Nassri Following that, we return to the work of another favorite author, Albert Camus (some of you may remember our recent production of his Caligula), as we present a new adaptation of his eerily relevant exploration of politically-motivated violence, Les Justes. Rahaleh Nassri, who has acted in WSC productions including Caligula and Titus Andronicus, will provide a new adaptation and will direct. Nassri’s productions have achieved much success at other theatres in town, including The Studio Theatre 2ndStage and Rorschach Theatre. Previews: Thursday,Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 12 Opening: Monday, Feb. 13 Regular Performances: Thursday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Match 11 Spring Rep. 2012 THE BACCHAE by Euripides; Directed by Steven Scott Mazzola The Tooth of Crime by Sam Shepard; Directed by Kathleen Akerley We close the season with another rep, leading off with The Bacchae of Euripides (it’s been too long since we produced one of the great Greek plays) as we welcome back director Steven Scott Mazzola, who brought our productions of The Royal Hunt of the Sun and In the Summer House to the stage. The Bacchae will be paired with The Tooth of Crime, a play from the neglected, but compelling, early work of Sam Shepard, and one of the plays that sealed his reputation as a strikingly original and influential voice in American theatre. Frequent WSC actor and director Kathleen Akerley (whose work for us off-stage includes our productions of Macbett and Jumpers), the artistic director of Longacre Lea Productions, will direct our production. ----------------------------- A resident company at Artisphere, WSC Avant Bard ) is a performing arts organization dedicated to producing primarily classic works, both time-tested and contemporary classics; emphasizing a provocative, bold approach in an intimate setting; and training and showcasing the best emerging talent in the region, mentored by seasoned, professional theatre artists.

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