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Maggie Allesse Dept. of Theatre & Dance at Wayne State announces 2017-18 season

July 24, 2017


The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University announces its 2017-18 season beginning this fall. Opening the season is "The Underpants" by legendary comedian and award-winning actor, Steve Martin. The theatre invites audiences into the forest with Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from Oct. 12 to 28 in the Studio Theatre at the Hilberry. Next is Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," performing Nov. 3 to 19 at the Hilberry. Then, the annual holiday favorite, "A Christmas Carol," returns to the Bonstelle Theatre, Dec. 1 through 17. Running Dec. 7 to 16 in the Studio Theatre at the Hilberry is Diana Son's "Stop Kiss." Wrapping up the fall is the December Dance Concert, featuring contemporary dance masters for one weekend only, Dec. 8 and 9 at the Detroit Music Hall. The winter opens with the Louise Heck-Rabi Dramatic Playwriting One Act Festival, Feb. 1 through 3 in the Studio Theatre at the Hilberry. Next is George C. Wolfe's "The Colored Museum," running Feb. 2 to 18 at the Hilberry Theatre. Celebrating its 89th year, the Spring Dance Concert performs at the Bonstelle Theatre March 1 and 2, highlighting national and international works from the dance world's top-performing artists. Following is Aaron Posner's "Stupid F*ing Bird" March 1 through 31 in the Studio Theatre at the Hilberry. In April, the Bonstelle Theatre presents the Broadway musical "Sister Act" running April 13 to 22. Closing the season is Shakespeare's "King Lear," performing April 27 to May 13 at the Hilberry.