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2012-13 Theatre Season

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
By Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey

A Dramatic Comedy

Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 7, 14 at 2 p.m.
The Pepsi-Cola Theatre for Performing Arts
(Corner of Seventh Avenue and Main Street, Mitchell)

This production is free to all DWU students, staff and faculty.

The Dakota Wesleyan University theatre department partners with the Mitchell Area Community Theatre to bring this high-energy classic tale of the wily McMurphy and his band of colorful fellow inmates wreaking havoc at a mental institution.

Before the film swept its way into the heart of American cinema, this stirring adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel was locked deep within the psyche of theatre goers ‘round the world. Randall Patrick McMurphy, a charming and deranged rogue, leads us into the disturbing and often humorous site of life at a local mental institute.


An Evening of Student Directed One-Acts

Dec. 4, 5, 6 at 7 p.m.
Patten-Wing Theatre
Hughes Science Hall
DWU campus

General Admission: One canned food item or non-perishable food item to be given to the local food bank.

Join the students of DRM 436, Directing II class as they attempt to put on our stage what they have learned in the classroom during the semester. In the past these plays have tended to be extremely funny, with fantastic characters and imaginative approaches to staging these short plays. Please join us as you will never know what to expect from these highly talented individuals


Xanadu
Book by Douglas Carter Beane 
Music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar 
Based on the Universal Pictures film

The Hit Broadway Musical Comedy

March 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
March 17, 24 at 2 p.m.
Patten-Wing Theatre
Hughes Science Hall
DWU campus

General Admission: $10
Tickets will be available two weeks before the first performance. Details to be announced.

This production is free to all DWU students, staff and faculty.

It’s hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired, as one of Broadway’s master storytellers, Douglas Carter Beane, weaves a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep you in stitches, while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift you out of your seat. You’ll want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever.

This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, and includes, “Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Suddenly”, “I’m Alive,” “Evil Woman,” “Have You Never Been Mellow” and “Xanadu”, to name a few, and is based on the Universal Pictures’ cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. 

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.

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