2006-08-24 / News

URI Theater announces season lineup

University of Rhode Island Theatre selections for the 20062007 season offer drama, music, mystery, and romance.

"Fat Pig" by Neil LaBute is the first production of the season. A powerful play about body image and prejudice, "Fat Pig" is sometimes shockingly blunt and cruel and contains adult language. Performances will be on Oct. 12 through Oct. 14 and 19 through 21 at 7:30 p.m. Performances Oct. 15 and 22 will be at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $14 for the general public, $10 for senior citizens and URI faculty and staff, and $8 for students.

Next up is "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, music and lyrics by Carol Hall. The musical tells the true story of the high-profile closing down of a 130-year-old brothel outside the small town of La Grange, Texas, in 1973. Performances will be on Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 and Dec. 7 through 9 at 7:30 p.m. Performances on Dec. 3 and 10 will be at 3 p.m. Admission is $18 for the general public, $14 for senior citizens and URI faculty and staff, and $12 for students.

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