Denton, TX – Texas Woman’s University Theatre has unveiled its highly-anticipated lineup for the 2023-24 season. The program features a diverse range of plays, including a classic by Molière, a heartfelt new drama, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and a modern twist on a Greek myth. Notably, the season marks the return of director and TWU alumna Vickie Washington to the Red Bud Theatre stage.
A Season of Returns and Debuts
Vickie Washington, a distinguished TWU graduate and veteran director in the Dallas-Fort Worth theatre scene, last directed a play at TWU’s Red Bud Theatre in 2014. Her return for this season brings an added layer of excitement for theatre-goers and the university community alike.
A Modern Spin on a Molière Classic
The season kicks off from October 11-15 with Molière’s The Affected Young Ladies. Adapted and directed by LeeAnn Ducker, a TWU Theatre master’s candidate, the 17th-century play is reimagined for contemporary audiences. It revolves around two young women navigating a media-driven society, making them susceptible to con artists.
Heartwarming Drama: Recommended Reading for Girls
Directed by Vickie Washington, Recommended Reading for Girls by Ellen Struve runs from November 29 to December 3. The narrative centers on Amy Saunders, who returns home to care for her sick mother and discovers her home invaded by characters from her childhood novels. The play serves as a poignant tribute to family, forgiveness, and the transformative power of storytelling.
A Shakespearean Masterpiece
Steven Young, an associate professor at TWU who recently performed at the Texas Shakespeare Festival, takes the directorial reins for William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, scheduled for February 21-25. This Shakespearean drama delves into the troubled psyche of Prince Hamlet as he investigates corruption within the kingdom of Denmark.
A Fresh Take on Greek Mythology
The season concludes with Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Noah Lelek and running from April 17-21. The play revisits the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, offering a fresh, modern perspective as Eurydice navigates her journey through the underworld.
Tickets for all shows are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. A “pay-what-you-can” option is also available for Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale online on September 25 and can be purchased at the box office an hour before each show.
For further details, contact the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020. To stay updated on the latest announcements, follow Texas Woman’s University Theatre on Instagram @txwomans_theatre and Facebook at TWU Theatre.
This season promises an amalgamation of classical and contemporary works, executed by a blend of emerging talent and seasoned professionals, ensuring a compelling theatre experience for all.