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Furman Theatre Announces 2019-20 season

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A scene from last year's "The Diviners." All shows for the current season take place in The Playhouse, now hosting 50 years of performances on campus.

Furman University Department of Theatre Arts has announced its 2019-2020 season.

A part of the university’s history for nearly a century, Furman Theatre brings to the stage a musical and three plays for the season.

The season opens Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. with the musical “Pippin.” Tickets for the musical are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students.

Single ticket prices for each of the three plays are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $10 for students. Single tickets are available for purchase two weeks prior to the show’s opening night.

Season tickets are available for purchase now. Four season tickets are $61 for adults, $51 for seniors, and $29 for students.

All shows take place in The Playhouse, which is celebrating 50 years in operation on the Furman campus. The complete calendar for Furman Theatre follows:

Furman Theatre 2019-2020 Season
All performances take place in The Playhouse

“Pippin”
music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Roger O. Hirson

Oct. 16-17 & 23-24 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18-19 & 25-26 at 8 p.m.
matinees Oct. 20 & 27 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for students

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment through song favorites like “Magic to Do” and “Corner of the Sky.” Furman’s Maegan McNerney Azar directs the musical.

“Ding Dong Merrily on High”
by guest artist in residence Randall David Cook

Nov. 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22-24 at 8 p.m.
matinee Nov. 24 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for students

From the creator of “Pomp & Circumstance” (2013) and “Kappa Kappa Scream” (2017), “Ding Dong Merrily on High” is a must-see world premiere. Furman’s Jay Oney directs.

“The Bear” & “Afterplay”
by Brian Friel

Feb. 12-13 & 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 14-15 & 21-22 at 8 p.m.
matinees Feb. 16 & 23 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for students

Furman’s Rhett Bryson directs an adaptation and a reimagining in which Friel taps into his inner Chekhov.

“The Wolves”
by Sarah DeLappe

March 31-April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
April 3 & 4 at 8 p.m.
matinees April 4 & 5 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for students

A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. Furman’s Caroline Jane Davis directs.

Learn more about Furman Theatre tickets. The Theatre Box Office can be reached at 864-294-2125. Or contact the News and Media Strategy office at 864-294-3107.

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