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    Duquesne’s Summer Company Announces 2011 Season

    The Summer Company at Duquesne University, which focuses on quality productions of classical and soon-to- be-classic plays in the company of friends, will stage three noted plays during its 2011 season.


    All performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Peter Mills Theater of Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave.

    June 2-4 and June 9-11
    The season begins with Look Homeward Angel by Ketti Frings, based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe. Set in 1916, the story focuses on the Gant Family and their trials and tribulations while running “Dixieland,” the family’s run-down North Carolina boarding house. The director is Leah Cassella.

    July 14-16 and July 21-23
    Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco offers a fresh take on the classic absurdist play in which the inhabitants of a small, French town slowly turn into rhinoceroses. It directly reflects society’s need to conform rather than to stand alone. Jill Jeffery is the director.

    Aug. 25-27 and Sept. 1-3
    The company’s season closes with Edward Albee’s acclaimed Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which follows two couples through one tumultuous evening of angry words and painful revelations. T.J. Fernino will direct this seminal play of the 1960s.

    Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for students and seniors.

    For more information or for ticket reservations, contact the Gemini Theater at 412.243.5201.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.