The Mad Hatter, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, a singing telekinetic and a whole trailer park full of dysfunctional misfits are coming to Wilkes University this year. Come see the commotion for yourself, as the Department of Visual and Performing Arts makes Wilkes University’s 2014-2015 theater season one of its most colorful and eclectic seasons yet.
“All the King’s Women”
September 25 – 28
This fast-paced and touching “comedy with music” shines as a genuine and intimate portrait of an American icon. You don’t have to be an Elvis fan for a new appreciation for “The King.”
A comedy by Luigi Jannuzzi. Directed by Wilkes’ Director of Theatre, Teresa Fallon.
“Carrie: The Musical”
November 7 – 9, 14 – 16
You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now see the gripping rock musical about Carrie White, the bullied telekinetic teen misfits, who is finally pushed too far.
Music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and book by Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King. Directed by Wilkes’ Associate Professor of Theatre, Joseph C. Dawson. Musical direction by Ken McGraw.
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical”
February 13 – 15, 20 – 22
Adultery, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco and the Ice Capades! It’s undeniable fun as Pippi, the stripper on the run, wreaks havoc all over Armadillo Acres, Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. “South Parks” meets “Desperate Housewives” in this big-hearted musical comedy with a cheeky script and an infectious score.
Music and lyrics by David Nehls, book by Betsy Kelso. Directed by Wilkes' Assistant Professor of Theatre, Jon P. Liebetrau. Musical direction by Ken McGraw.
“Alice in Wonderland”
April 9 – 12
The Manhattan Project’s version of the Lewis Carroll classic is an exciting and absorbing piece of pure theater, full of truth, fun and terror. Join Alice as she adventures “down the rabbit hole” into the human psyche and meets all the dark, unsettling shadows which can linger there.
Directed by Wilkes’ Director of Theatre, Teresa Fallon.
Wilkes University Theater Ticket Information
General admission for all shows is $10. Seniors and non-Wilkes students pay $5. Wilkes students, faculty and staff get in free with a valid Wilkes I.D. For more ticket information, call the box office at 570-408-4540.