The University of Evansville Department of Theatre has announced that all high school students can receive free tickets to remaining performances of the Shanklin Theatre 50th Anniversary Season. Made possible by a generous grant from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, this offer includes tickets to Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill and The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati.
A story of reputation, redemption, and romance, Sense and Sensibility is a fresh and witty take on the Jane Austen story audiences know and love. When the Dashwood sisters find themselves at the bottom of the social food chain, the quest to claw their way back to the top consumes them. High society and wicked gossip collide in a whirlwind of scandal and passion and betrayal. The play opens Friday Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17, 22, 23, 24, and at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 18 and 25.
The Tony Award-winning play, The Grapes of Wrath, is an expansive retelling of John Steinbeck’s brilliant Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The riveting tale follows the harrowing journey of the impoverished Joad family and their desperate flight from drought-ridden Oklahoma to the land of milk and honey in California. Uncompromising faith carries the family through heartbreaking loss in an epic celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit. The play opens Friday April 13, at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 14, 19, 20, 21, and at 2:00 p.m. on April 15 and 22.
High school students can pick up their free tickets by going to the UE Theatre Ticket Office Monday-Friday, noon-5:00 p.m. Regular ticket prices are $18 for adults, and $16 for senior adults, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased over the phone by calling 812-488–2031.