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Theatre & Dance to present next shows in Studio Series March 4-5

WKU’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents the next installment in the Studio Series on Monday and Tuesday (March 4-5).

Something in the Basement/The Whole Shebang begins at 8 p.m. in the Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. All tickets are $5 and are available in advance at wku.showare.com. Tickets also will be available at the door.

something_shebang_posterIn Something in the Basement a young couple moves into an old house where they are troubled by the wife’s insistence that there is something making bizarre noises in the basement. The Whole Shebang concerns a student presenting his final project, the creation of the universe, to the dean and two professors.

Something in the Basement is the directorial debut of Nick Hudson, a senior from Nortonville.  “I was drawn to the incredibly complex characters and symbolism,” Hudson said. “It’s a very deep play with many layers I’ve worked with my actors to uncover.”

The Whole Shebang is directed by Sebastian Kearney, a senior from Simpsonville.  “It’s a fun little show,” Kearney said, “but also poses some very serious questions about human existence and the meaning of life itself.”

More than 15,000 people were entertained by the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance last year. The department presents more than 20 productions every year including four Mainstage theatre productions, two Mainstage dance concerts, three student-choreographed dance concerts, a Children’s Theatre Series, a Studio Series of student-directed works, a Before Broadway Series featuring a staged reading of a new musical, and a Next Stage Series of showcases and works in progress.

More information about the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance can be found at www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance, on Twitter @WKUTheatreDance or by calling the department at (270) 745-5845.

Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560.

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