Tickets on Sale Now for Two Family Friendly U of I Holiday Productions
November 05, 2018
MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 5, 2018 — Tickets are now on sale for the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ two holiday productions – “A Midwinter Night’s Dream” and “The Gift of the Magi.”
“A Midwinter Night’s Dream” runs Nov. 30 to Dec. 9. It is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic tale reimagined in the deep of a snowy wonderland. Mystery, magic and the transformative power of love among royalty, fairies, a hobgoblin and a bumbling group of amateur actors, make this one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.
“The Gift of the Magi,” directed by Kelly Quinnett, a professor and head of acting in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, is a musical adaptation of an O. Henry story about a newlywed couple unable to afford presents for each other on their first Christmas together. A bittersweet sacrifice by the couple reveals the depth of their love for each other. “The Gift of the Magi” also has performances Nov. 30 to Dec. 9.
Both shows are suitable for families.
Tickets are free for U of I students and range from $5-15 for the public. New this year, all noon and 2 p.m. matinees are “pay what you can” pricing. Tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, from the Department of Theatre Arts at 208-885-6465, in Suite 201 of Shoup Hall on the U of I campus or at the door 30 minutes before curtain while supplies last.
Showtimes for “A Midwinter Night’s Dream” are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 to Dec.1, 6 and 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and 9 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. The show runs approximately two hours in length.
Performances of “The Gift of the Magi” are 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 7 and 8; 8:30 p.m. Nov.30 to Dec. 1 and 8 and noon Dec. 2 and 9 at the Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. The show is 35 minutes long and will feature community musical groups 30 minutes before curtain for most shows. The site will serve as a collection point for canned food for the Disability Action Center and the Vandal Food Pantry and for Christmas gifts for local children. Community members are encouraged to drop off food and unwrapped gifts before performances at the Forge.
Free parking is located near both theaters.
More information on the productions is available by contacting Theatre Arts at 208-885-6465 or online at uidaho.edu/class/theatre.
U of I Theatre Arts Department
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