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The Birthday Party opens the Drury Theatre season October 6-9

For Immediate Release: October 4

Robert Westenberg
Department of Theatre
(417) 873-6342

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 4, 2010 — The Drury University Department of Theatre will open its 2010-2011 season with The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter. Directed by George Cron, the first performance will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre inside the Breech School of Business.

A man with a mysterious past lives in a rundown boarding house in an English seaside town.  Two sinister strangers arrive and turn Stanley’s birthday party into a nightmare.  This play is intended for mature audiences.

The productions will run October 6-9 at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance on Oct. 9 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and $5 for students. For ticket information and reservations contact the Theatre Box Office at (417) 873-7255 Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m.


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