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Contact: David W. Booth, NIU School of Theatre and Dance
(815) 753-1337

June 14, 2006

NIU School of Theatre and Dance
announces 2006-07 season

DeKalb Northern Illinois University's School of Theatre and Dance announced recently its 2006-2007 season line-up of plays. Subscription packages to the eight show mainstage Subscription Series and five show Studio Series went on sale to the general public May 10 for $62 and $15 respectively.

The new Subscription Series season will open Sept. 21 with an adaptation of three of Andrew Lang's collected fairy tales from his famed "Fairy Books," written in the early 1900s. "Leaves from a Fairy Book," adapted by School of Theatre and Dance faculty member Christopher Markle, will be a remount of the production presented by M.F.A. and B.F.A. acting students in its Russian debut this summer.

The mainstage series also features "Time to Burn" by Charles Mee, "Yerma" by Federico Garcia Lorca, "Tracers" by John DiFusco and, in repertory, "The Seagull" by Anton Chekov and "Summerfolk" by Maxim Gorky.

The dance programs in the series include Fall Dance Concert in November, and Giselle ballet in April.

Two types of subscriptions are available for the eight mainstage productions: one allows the subscriber a choice of seats and same night of attendance to each production, and the other, a flexible ticket option, provides coupons for eight tickets, allowing the subscriber to attend any of shows at any time.

The Studio Series, usually premiere and experimental works, which includes Storytellers Theatre, opens Oct. 12 with "An Exercise in Style."

All productions for both series are presented in the three theatres of the Stevens Building on the DeKalb campus, which includes the 443-seat O'Connell Theatre, the variable 180-seat Players Theatre and the 145-seat Corner Theatre. The Stevens Building is located behind the McDonald's and Pizza Hut restaurants on West Lincoln Highway.

Additional information, copies of the 2006-07 season brochure and subscriptions can be obtained by contacting the administrative offices of the school at (815) 753-1335 or (815) 753-8269.

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