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Poster stating AU Theatre 2018-19 season theme, "Acts of Kindness;" includes green vines and roots, logos, vintage botanical drawing of a blue bigleaf hydrangea, and a quote by Amelia Earhart: "A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees."

This academic year marks the 105th season of theatre at Auburn University as well as the second year in a three year celebration of the bicentennial of the state of Alabama. 

Our theme for this season — “Acts of Kindness” — is inspired by a quotation from famed aviator and author Amelia Earhart and honors the rich and varied histories of this state many of us call home. Our season recognizes the assorted contributions of countless people and peoples to the foundation and continued growth of the state and how an “Act of Kindness” can offer up a simple gesture or small encounter that can resonate widely. Our 2018-2019 season celebrates these “Acts of Kindness” by showcasing the work of playwrights and choreographers writing about and sharing their experiences of Alabama and the South alongside other works from contemporary theatre that grapple with and interrogate current issues affecting the region. In our 2018-2019 marketing materials, we explicitly focus visually on local plant life to remind us of our various roots and the multitude of possible blossoms.

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The Last Night of Ballyhoo

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

By Alfred Uhry
Directed by Dan LaRocque

September 20-28, 2018
Detroit

Detroit

By Lisa D'Amour
Directed by Christopher Qualls

October 18-27, 2018
Holiday Memories

Holiday Memories

By Truman Capote
Staged version by Russell Vandenbroucke
Directed by Daydrie Hague

November 8-16, 2018
Big Fish

Big Fish

Book by John August
Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the
Columbia Motion Picture written by John August
Directed by Chase Bringardner

February 14-24, 2019
Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots

Dancing Community: Cultivating Our Roots

Conceived and Directed by
Adrienne Wilson and Jeri Dickey
Featuring the Auburn University Dance Ensemble

March 21-24, 2019
Alabama Love Stories

Alabama Love Stories

Conceived and Directed by Tessa Carr
With support from the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Auburn University

April 11-20, 2019

Last Updated: August 30, 2018