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The University Theatre opens its 2005-06 season Oct. 14 with Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra," directed by Stephen Pullen, assistant professor of theatre arts.

One of America's greatest playwrights, O'Neill (1888 - 1953) creates a staggering modernization of Aeschylus's trilogy, "The Oresteia." In moving the action from ancient Greece to Civil War America he gives immediacy to its sense of national tragedy, family relationships and power struggles. The play has been called an American masterpiece.

It runs Oct. 14-23 at The Stables Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. All tickets are $10. Call 683-5305 for tickets and more information.

This article was posted on: September 20, 2005

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