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What do you want to accomplish before you die?

September 11, 2014

Indiana State University's Department of Theater is delighted to open its season with "33 Variations," a play written by Moises Kaufman, playing 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16-Oct. 18 and 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in the university's New Theater.

A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to 19th-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.

Kaufman is the author of other renowned plays such as "The Laramie Project" and "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde." "33 Variations" premiered on Broadway in 2009 starring the legendary Jane Fonda and received rave reviews and five Tony nominations.

Directed by associate professor and head of acting, Julie Dixon, the cast includes Jessica Hall, Dylan Gentilcore, Zach Van Meter, Kennedy Lake, Olivia Krug, Simon McNair and Maverick Schmit. Together, they show us what it means to be passionate and how to follow that zeal until the very end.

Tickets can be purchased at the New Theater box office, 536 S. 7th St. The box office will be open noon-4:30 p.m. Oct. 13-Oct. 17. Tickets are $10, or admission is free with a valid student ID.