University of Washington School of Drama will present plays by Tom Stoppard, Lanford Wilson, Mary Zimmerman and others, and a nonmusical adaptation of John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera” by the late Czech writer-statesman Vaclav Havel, in its 2013-14 student season. The offerings include:

“The Real Inspector Hound” by Tom Stoppard (Oct. 16-27), directed by Desdemona Chiang; “The Fifth of July” by Lanford Wilson (Nov. 13-24), directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton; “Reading to Vegetables” by EM Lewis (Jan. 29-Feb. 9, 2014) directed by Tina Polzin; “Arabian Nights” by Mary Zimmerman (Feb. 26-March 9), directed by Leah Adcock-Starr; “The Beggar’s Opera” adapted by Vaclav Havel and translated by Paul Wilson (April 23-May 4), directed by R. Hamilton Wright; “The Workroom” by Jean-Claude Grumberg (May 28-June 8), directed by Mark Jenkins.

The shows will be performed at venues on and off campus. Tickets, subscriptions ($54-$96) and more info: 206-543-4880 or

Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic

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