The Columbus State University department of theater announces its 2008-09 season.
It kicks off with "Bat Boy: The Musical," Oct. 9-12. It's about a half-boy, half-bat who is found in a cave at Hope Falls, Va. He's adopted by a doctor's family and becomes educated. The problem is: Will the town accept him?
"Boy Meets Girl" is Nov. 20-23, and is a psychological thriller about a romance gone awry. A reporter goes on a blind date, who turns into a stalker. It's for adult audiences.
"The Cripple of Inishmaan" is Feb. 12-15 and Feb. 20-21. Written by Martin McDonagh, it's a dark comedy. When the residents of the small town of Inishmaan heard that a Hollywood producer is making a movie nearby, Billy, the cripple of Inishmaan, decides that he's going to be the next big star. The whole town watches to see what happens.
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"Machinal" can be seen April 2-5. It's a 1928 Broadway hit that is loosely based on the 1927 murder of Ruth Snyder, the first woman put to death in the electric chair.
The Family Series is new this season.
The first show is "Cows Don't Fly and Other Known Facts," Sept. 11-14. It's based on the popular children's books, "The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down," "The Pig Who Ran a Red Light" and "The Goose Who Went Off in a Huff." It's about a world where extraordinary things happen on a regular basis.
The final show of the Family Series is "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," which can be seen Jan. 15-18. It's about Alexander who is having the worst day imaginable. The author, Judith Viorst, adapted her book into a play and made it into a musical.
Season tickets are $8-$68.
Single tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Sept. 9. The Family Series plays are $10, $5 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. "Bat Boy" is $20, $18 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. The dramas and comedies are $15, $13 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni.