New workshop productions
In addition, beginning in the fall of 2017, WSU will present workshop productions, a new endeavor launching with the local premiere of Robert Askins’ rip-roaring and racy comedy “Hand to God” directed by Bruce Cromer. Subscribers in particular will also have an opportunity to tour the Tom Hanks Motion Pictures Center with McDowell on select dates throughout the season and take part in movie nights in which WSU screens the film versions of “You Can’t Take it With You,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Grapes of Wrath.” Q&A talkbacks with directors and cast following certain performances are also on tap next season.
“On an educational level, this season (examines) refugees,” McDowell added. “‘Fiddler’ is about political and religious refugees and ‘Grapes of Wrath’ is about economic refugees. These productions will be tied-in with our participation in the Ghostlight Project across the country which (values inclusion) and (brings awareness to) the plight of humanity in the world right now.
"We're offering a range of comedic and serious drama and musicals that explore the range of theater which our students, and our audiences will, I think find both thoroughly entertaining and intellectually challenging. There's never been a season quite like this one. It's thrilling and enthralling while exploring the far corners of humanity."
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You Can't Take it With You: Sept. 28-Oct. 8, 2017
Fiddler on the Roof: Nov. 2-19, 2017
The Grapes of Wrath: Feb. 1-11, 2018
The Mystery of Edwin Drood: March 15-April 8, 2018
Urinetown: Dec. 1-10, 2017
The Memory of Water: April 20-22, 2018
WSU Dance Concert: April 19-22, 2018