TWU Theatre announces 2023-24 season

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Aug. 29, 2023 – DENTON – Texas Woman's University Theatre's 2023-24 lineup features a classic by Moliere, the return to the Red Bud stage by a TWU alumna and a modern take on a Greek myth, all wrapped around one of history's most famous and greatest plays.

The season is marked by director Vickie Washington's return to TWU. Washington is a TWU graduate and veteran director of plays across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She last directed a play at Red Bud in 2014.

The season will open Oct. 11-15 with Moliere’s The Affected Young Ladies. The play, written in the 17th century, has been adapted to modern times and is about two young women entering an unfamiliar social world. Their media-influenced views on fame and big city life make them prey for con artists. The Affected Young Ladies was adapted and will be directed by TWU Theatre master's candidate LeeAnn Ducker.

TWU alumna and DFW director Vickie Washington returns to Red Bud Theatre to direct the second show of the season, Recommended Reading for Girls by Ellen Struve. Founder and director of R.T.W (Reading the Writers), Washington will direct at TWU for the first time since 2014’s Speech and Debate. In this heartwarming new play, Amy Saunders returns home to care for her ailing mother only to find that her home has been mysteriously taken over by characters from her favorite childhood novels. A tribute to family, forgiveness and the power of storytelling, Recommended Reading for Girls will run Nov. 29-Dec. 3.

Fresh from appearing as Aegeon in The Comedy of Errors and Gloucester in King Lear at the Texas Shakespeare Festival, associate professor Steven Young will direct Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  The Bard’s masterpiece follows Prince Hamlet as he seeks to discover what is rotten in the state of Denmark. Hamlet runs Feb. 21-25.

TWU’s final show of the season will be Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Noah Lelek, Ruhl’s play reimagines the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the perspective of a very modern Eurydice. Her journey through the underworld offers a new perspective on the familiar myth and is an intelligent and fresh look at a timeless love story. Eurydice will run Apr. 17-21.

Tickets for all shows are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. TWU Theatre offers a pay-what-you-can option available on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale online Sept. 25. Tickets are also available at the box office one hour before each performance. For more information, call the TWU Box office at (940) 898-2020. To stay updated, follow us on our Instagram txwomans_theatre or on Facebook at TWU Theatre.

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