January 9, 2012

Sara Lynn McCall Graduate Assistant

VSU Theatre & Dance Presents 'Ramona Quimby'

VALDOSTA -- VSU Theatre & Dance will present 'Ramona Quimby' at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Sawyer Theatre, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building. The 2011-2012 Theatre & Dance Season is made up of seven productions encompassing dance, drama, comedy and music.

Len Jenkin’s dramatization of Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Quimby is as insightful, endearing and enjoyable as Cleary’s wonderful series of stories about Ramona and her family. Based on several of the stories, the play seems very current and honest about the challenges that face the Quimbys and very upbeat, positive, and encouraging about their ability to pull together as a family to face those challenges.

“I am very happy to be directing this year’s Theatre for Young Audiences touring production of Ramona Quimby,” said Jimmy Bickerstaff, director and assistant professor of theatre. “We also hope audiences will find our production to be a lot of FUN.”

Following Ramona Quimby, the spring shows will include:

A Lesson Before Dying
February 23-25, 27-29 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m.
LAB THEATRE, VSU Fine Arts Building, Second Floor

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair
March 29-31, April 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 1 at 3 p.m.
SAWYER THEATRE, VSU Fine Arts Building, First Floor

Emerging Artists’ Showcase
Musical Theatre Showcase
April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Southern Writers Readers Theatre Showcase
April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
April 22 at 3 p.m.
SAWYER THEATRE, VSU Fine Arts Building, First Floor

The VSU Theatre & Dance Box Office is open from 2 - 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Contact the box office for advance reservations at (229) 333-5973 or visit www.valdosta.edu/comarts/2011-2012Season.shtml for more information.

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