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Spring '09 Performing Arts Season Announced

American University announces its spring 2009 season of dance, theatre, and music theatre performances:

Hay Fever
8p.m. Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, February 14
Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 AU community and seniors, $5 students
Dreams of romance are dashed for every member of the eccentric Bliss family when each invites a weekend guest. The ensuing chaos provides comedic fodder for this delightful Noël Coward play.  Directed by Carl Menninger.

Back There
8 p.m. Thursday, February 26 through Saturday, February 28
Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $5 general admission
A revue of original songs by composer Peter Lerman. Directed by Alison Dornheggen.
Doug Bowles is music director.

Tartuffe
8 p.m. Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4
Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 AU community and seniors, $5 students
One of the most famous comedies in theatrical history, Molière’s seventeenth-century satire of religious hypocrisy and excessive piety continues to be both hysterically funny and shockingly relevant. Translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur. Directed by Karl Kippola.

Spring Dance Concert: Open Source
8 p.m. Friday, April 17 through Saturday, April 18
Post-concert reception: Friday, April 17
Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 AU community and seniors, $5 students
Our annual spring dance concert features contemporary dance works created and performed by dance faculty, students, and alumni of the university. Melanie George is artistic director.

Senior Capstone
8 p.m. Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25
2 p.m. Sunday, April 26
Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $5 general admission
Senior theatre and musical theatre majors present the culmination of their work in these capstone performances. Directed by Cara Gabriel.

VENUE INFORMATION
Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre: The 300-seat theatre, which opened in spring 2003, includes a stage, orchestra pit, dressing rooms, improved lighting, acoustics, scene and costume design shops and great visibility from every seat.

Katzen Arts Center: The landmark 130,000 square foot curved complex opened in summer 2005. The Katzen includes a 30,000 square foot three story art museum and sculpture garden; a sky-lit entrance rotunda; three performance venues; an electronics studio; numerous practice rooms; a 215 seat concert hall; new rehearsal and recital halls; classrooms; and an underground garage with 550 parking spaces.