Detroit's Hilberry Theatre Will Stage Fantasticks, Midsummer, Good and More in 2009-10

News   Detroit's Hilberry Theatre Will Stage Fantasticks, Midsummer, Good and More in 2009-10 The Hilberry Theatre, the graduate theatre company that offers productions in true rotating rep at Wayne State University in Detroit, will launch its 2009-10 season with a rarity: a non-rep production of a musical, The Fantasticks.

The classic by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones — only the second musical to appear on the Hilberry stage — will play a more traditional "stock"-style run Oct. 2-24 before the rotating repertory season begins Nov. 6 with A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Here's the schedule for the season:

  • William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the fantasy about love, fairies and the woods, Nov. 6, 2009-Jan. 29, 2010.
  • Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, a tale of artists and lovers in Russia, Dec. 4, 2009-Feb. 11, 2010.

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  • Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, a commedia dell'arte-influenced comedy about a servant worn ragged by his moonlighting, Jan. 15-March 27, 2010.
  • C.P. Taylor's Good, about a professor whose book catches the attention of the Nazi party, Feb. 26-May 7, 2010.
  • George Farquhar's The Beaux Stratagem, about two gentlemen in disguise who travel in search of wealthy maidens to charm and steal from, April 9-May 15, 2010. This season, the 46-year-old Hilberry (and its undergraduate sister arm, the Bonstelle Theatre) will introduce on-line ticketing, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.wsushows.com.

    Each production at Wayne State University is designed, staffed, managed and performed by up-and-coming theatre professionals.

    WSU theatre alumni include Anita Barone, S. Epatha Merkerson, Thorsten Kaye, Jeffrey Tambor, Max Wright and many more.

    The Hilberry Theatre is located at 4743 Cass Avenue on the cornerof Cass and Hancock in Detroit.

    Visit www.hilberry.com for more information.