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The 2014-2015 Season at the TTU Backdoor Playhouse

Sponsored by the TTU Center Stage Series

Autumn 2014

Avenue Q

Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Mark

Book by Jeff Whitty

Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Mark

Directed by Mark Harry Creter, Music Direction by Mendy Richards

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

November 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Late Show: November 13, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.

Matinee: November 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Warning: Avenue Q contains adult language, adult content, and obscene amounts of felt.

Produced in cooperation with Music Theatre International (MTI)

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Winter 2015

Beckett in the Backdoor

Play by Samuel Beckett

Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

Director - Joe Clark

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:00 p.m.

Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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The Vagina Monologues

by Eve Ensler

Guest Director: Eleni Fragopoulos

A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery.

February 23, 24, and 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for EVERYBODY.

Warning: The Vagina Monologues contains adult language, adult content and may not be suitable for children under 13.

Performances benefit Women’s Health Organizations.

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Spring 2015

The 24th Annual Dorothy Printz Pennebaker Memorial Spring Production

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Magical Play by William Shakespeare

Directed by Mark Harry Creter

Girl meets boy. Girl falls in love with boy. Girl loses boy when mischievous fairy sprinkles love "juice" on boy's eyelids, making him fall for another girl. Girl wins boy back (with the help of a little fairy magic).
No, it's not the latest romantic comedy to hit theaters near you; it's a play that was dreamed up by William Shakespeare toward the end of the 16th century. Like the modern-day romantic comedy genre it's helped to shape and influence, A Midsummer Night's Dream features young lovers who fall comically in and out of love in a ridiculously brief period of time (over the course of a single, enchanted midsummer night).

Shakespeare’s classic ode to mad, magical, complicated love is brought to hilarious life at TTU’s Backdoor Playhouse.

April 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Late Show: April 16, 2015 at 10:00 p.m.

Matinee: April 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

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Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 senior citizens and $5 for non-Tech students.

Tech students are FREE with their ID.

For further information contact the TTU Backdoor Playhouse box office at 372-6595 or

go online to www.tntech.edu/bdph or visit the Backdoor Playhouse at TTU Facebook page.

The Tech Players’ 60th Season