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Marshall Artists Preview

The Parthenon

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:01

Marshall University’s 76th Artists Series will include four major productions and an International Film Festival.

The productions lined up for the Artists Series are, “Ed Asner as FDR” on Wednesday, Smokey Robinson Feb. 16, “Hair” March 7 and “The Addams Family” April 28.

A set number of tickets are held for Marshall students until the date they become available for purchase. On the day tickets become available to students, they also become available to the public. Students are encouraged to purchase tickets as soon as possible to ensure they are not sold out.

Ticket policy states that full-time Marshall students can obtain tickets for free, while part-time students can obtain tickets for half price. Faculty and staff may purchase two tickets for half price starting two weeks before each event.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office on the right side of the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.

Students must show their Marshall identification card in order to get tickets to events. Students are permitted to take one other identification card to the box office to pick up tickets for friends. However, they may not take more than one extra ticket.

All shows with the exception of “Ed Asner as FDR” will open at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, in downtown Huntington. “Ed Asner as FDR” will open at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.

Angela Jones, director of marketing and external affairs, said “Ed Asner as FDR” is a one-man performance and students can expect a compelling show.

Students are encouraged to pick up tickets as soon as possible because available tickets are limited.

“Students will gain insight to who FDR was as a man, not just as a president,” Jones said.

The show is a Broadway adaptation, staring actor Ed Asner, who was performed in nearly 300 titles.

The International Film Festival will show a total of six films starting Feb. 22 to Feb. 28 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.

The films that will be shown are: “The Skin I Live In,” “Adrift,” “I Wish,” “Monsieur Lazhar,” “Where Do We Go Now?” and “The Deep Blue Sea.”

Angela Jones said students can go to Facebook, Twitter and to learn about the films, view movie trailers and to access links that provide further information.

Magan Hammond can be contacted at

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