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A ‘Bloody’ good fall Theatre line-up

Enrollment for undergrad theatre majors is up 12.5 percent this semester, and more student actors require more chances to perform. So UNCG Theatre has gone POP.

Enjoy their first production, “Reasons to be pretty” Sept. 20-23. It’s the first of several low-scale, $5-a-ticket POP (Performance Opportunity Production) shows woven into the line-up. All POP shows are in Brown Building Theatre.

The first major production of Fall 2012 will be “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson,” directed by Jim Wren. “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” is a fast-paced satirical epic that takes a sharp look at America’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson. It reveals questions about the country we live in and the leaders we choose. Part rock concert/part history lesson, this irreverent musical – for mature audiences – premiered in New York in 2009 and was the winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award (2010 Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical) and the Drama Desk Award (2010 Outstanding Book of a Musical). It runs Oct. 3-11 in Taylor Theatre.

Additional productions this semester:

  • “Polaroid Stories” by Naomi Iizuka, Brown Building Theatre, Oct. 25-28. A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi Iizuka’s “Polaroid Stories” journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence. It is inspired in part by Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.”
  • “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” by Allison Gregory, Taylor Theatre, Nov. 10-18. A family-friendly story about the importance of giving.
  • “Flannel Shorts,” Brown Building Theatre, Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Enjoy the work of our student playwrights in 10-minute “shorts” performed by the Sophomore BFA Acting Class.

For tickets, call 4-4849 or log on to http://euc.uncg.edu/box-office.

Visual from “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” clockwise from top: Aaron Brakefield, Zoey Norris, Tara Whitney Rison, and Abbey Shoaf. Photo by Bert VanderVeen