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Wild Swan Theatre announces 38th season

Season Announcement August 23, 2017

ANN ARBOR – Wild Swan Theater Co-Artistic Directors Hilary Cohen and Sandy Ryder have announced the company’s 38th season of performances. Nationally regarded as one of the finest theaters for young people in the country, Wild Swan produces artistic, accessible and affordable theater for families.

The upcoming season will feature classics including Little Women, The Wizard of Oz, as well as a beautiful production of A Thousand Cranes, which is based on historical events. Other productions include Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot, Frog and Toad, Under the African Sky, and The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny. Running from October 2017 through May 2018, the season contains seven productions carefully shaped for various ages and interests which are performed by a troupe of professional actors, dancers, musicians, and ASL performers, who are fully integrated into the action of the play.

Wild Swan plays are known for innovative staging, music composed and performed live for each production, extraordinary puppets and masks, beautiful period costumes, and creative incorporation of movement and dance. Wild Swan Theater is also known for groundbreaking accessibility measures that make plays available to audience members who have auditory, visual or mobility impairments.

Patrons can check out dates and times for the complete season and purchase tickets online through the company’s website at www.wildswantheater.org or by phone at (734) 995-0530. Discounted group rates are available to parties of 10 or more.

All performances take place at Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building on the campus of Washtenaw Community College.

Photo: from a previous Wild Swan production of The Wizard of Oz.