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Theatre and FilmSeason

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2013/2014 SEASON

ODU REP is the performance and production arm of the Old Dominion University Theatre and Digital Film Programs. We feature students and professional artists from across the region and around the world. We are proud to announce our 2013/2014 Season and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre or on our state of the art soundstage.

The Goode Theatre is located on the corner of 46th street and Monarch Way and the University Theatre is located between 46th and 47th on Hampton Blvd. Parkiing is availbale in the garage between 46th and 45th streets on Hampton Blvd.

Box Office: ODUARTSTIX.com or 757-683-5305. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students.

For information about group sales or our academic programs contact Katherine Hammond @ 757-683-6812 or khammond@odu.edu


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By Neil LaBute

Directed by Steve Earle

University Theatre

October 1-5 @ 7:30; October 6 @ 2

A story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic look at the hopelessness of romance.


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By Rupert Holmes; Based on the Unfinished Novel by Charles Dickens

Directed by Katherine Hammond

Music Directed by Brian Nedvin

Goode Theatre

October 23-26, 30-31; November 1-2 @ 7:30; October 27 @ 2

The Mystery of Edwin Drood comes straight off its Broadway revival! Who killed Edwin Drood? It's a question that has stumped audiences for years-now it's your turn to answer one of Broadway's most baffling mysteries. Journey back in time to a Victorian music hall where a eclectic band of actors enact a staging of Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood - and it's up to you to choose the killer! Is it John Jasper, Edwin's protective but slightly maniacal uncle? Rosa Bud, his reluctant betrothed? The decadent Princess Puffer? Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides! Join us in October to solve this musical "who done it."


Return to Paradise, A Staged Reading

Written and Directed by Konrad Winters

Goode Theatre

December 6th @ 7:30; December 8 @ 2


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By Wolfgang Borchert

Directed by Lee Smith

Goode Theatre

February 26-28; March 1, 4-6 @ 7:30; March 2 @ 2

A man returns home from war, but the world no longer exists. In Borchert's intensely searing expressionistic masterpiece The Outsider, the soldier Beckman grasps for life in a world which only worships death. As Borchert shouts: "This is what we are. This is what we did, all of us...we don't need poets with good grammar. We lack patience for good grammar. We need those with the hot feeling that's been sobbed hoarse." Raw, edgy and often disturbing, this is a performance to be experienced.


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By Paul Downs Colaizzo

Directed by Patrick Mullins

Goode Theatre

April 9-12, 16-18 @ 7:30; April 13 @ 2

"You're the nicest guy I know. And I mean that in a completely negative way." Cooper criticizes, in this startling play that the New York Times called, "the Lord of the Flies with smartphones." After a huge house party given on campus by a group of rugby players, a young woman accuses one of the players of rape. What transpires questions the nature of friendship and the ethics of ambition.Hailed by the New York Observer as "unexpected and thrilling" and "a brilliant new play" by the Washingtonian, Really, Reallycomes to Old Dominion University directly from MCC Theatre in New York. Be among the first to see this new play in Hampton Roads.