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Theatre UAB announces bold new season for 2014-2015

This season the UAB Department of Theatre will tackle weighty and witty plays on race relations, warfare and sexual liberation, along with a coming-of-age musical puppet parable and the annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays.

Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play “Clybourne Park” will kick off the season Oct. 15-19, followed by “Women of War,” an original work created by Kennedy Center honors student Rebecca Harper and Professor Karla Koskinen, Nov. 12-15 and Nov. 19-22.

Theatre UAB will present “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)” for mature audiences only, Feb. 18-22, 2015. The 12th annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays is set for March 9-14, 2015, and the season will culminate in the quotable and quirky musical “Avenue Q” from April 8-12, 2015. For season tickets or more information, visit the UAB Department of Theatre online or call 205-934-3236.

Theatre UAB, part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, chooses its season of plays each year with purpose. Plays are selected to offer the widest array of roles and experience possible to give students professional theater skills.

 

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Young pianist Eric Lu to open new UAB Piano Series 

Young pianist Eric Lu will open the UAB 2014-2015 Piano Series on Sunday, Oct. 12.

The UAB Piano Series is presented by the Department of Music, part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. The series brings the world’s finest pianists to Birmingham.

On the program for Lu’s 4 p.m. concert is Mozart’s Sonata in B-flat major, K. 333; Schubert’s Impromptu in G-flat major, Op. 90 No. 3; and Chopin’s Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 42, Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, and 24 Preludes, Op. 28. It will take place in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $15; $5 for UAB students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Visit the UAB Department of Music online atwww.uab.edu/cas/music.