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Ithaca College Theatre Will Open its 2011-12 Season with Barbara Lebow's 'Plumfield, Iraq'

 ITHACA, NY — With subscriptions available for as little as $30, Ithaca College Theatre will kick off a new season of exciting new drama, the best dance moves and a little magic with its October production of Barbara Lebow’s “Plumfield, Iraq.” Directed by Cynthia Henderson, the drama provides an unflinching look at the havoc a distant military conflict wreaks on small-town American life.

The season will continue with the fall musical “The Light in the Piazza,” written by Craig Lucas with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel (“Floyd Collins”) and directed by Susannah Berryman. The love story is set in Italy and based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer. Wrapping up 2011 will be the December production of “Illuminated Bodies,” a dance concert representing many different dance traditions and featuring the choreography of the Department of Theatre Art’s dance faculty.

The new year starts with the School of Music and Department of Theatre Arts collaborating to bring Mozart’s beloved opera, “The Magic Flute,” to stage. The spring musical is “Working,” written by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso and based on Studs Terkel’s classic portrait of the American worker. The season concludes with Shakespeare’s dark comedy of sexual mores and hypocrisy, “Measure for Measure.”

Ithaca College Theatre offers great deals and savings through a variety of season subscription packages available for as little as $30. Subscribers have the added benefit of a discounted ticket package for each of the six main-stage shows as well as the ability to pick their desired dates, along with the opportunity for complimentary ticket exchanges throughout the season if necessary.

Student subscriptions start at $30 for Tuesday and Sunday performances of each of the six shows this season. Regular admission packages start at $42, and discount packages for senior citizens, alumni, Ithaca College faculty and staff, and Friends of Ithaca College start at $36. 

Visit or call the box office at (607) 274-3224 for more information regarding subscriptions.

Individual tickets are on sale at all Ticket Center outlets, including Ticket Center Ithaca on the Commons and the Dillingham Center box office. Call (607) 273-4497, (607) 274-3224, or visit

In addition to subscription packages, groups of 10 or more can receive a group discount for their desired performance date. Contact the group sales coordinator at (607) 274-3796 for more information.