Brief: Theatre department plans trip to ‘Wicked’

Josh Setchel

Exciting opportunity incoming, Ichabods! The Washburn Players and theatre department have managed to obtain a limited number of tickets to the upcoming Wichita production of ‘Wicked,’ the beloved companion piece to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ that has inspired many to defy gravity since its Broadway premiere in 2003.

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Century II Concert Hall in Wichita. Tickets are priced at $86 and sales are open to all. Final payment is due no later than Sept. 7, cash or check only. If interested, contact Theatre professor Linda Smith at 785-670-1639. Members of the Washburn Players will be refunded for their purchases and carpool is offered to any who need a ride.

Based on the 1995 novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ and told from the perspective of the witches of Oz, ‘Wicked’ follows green-skinned Elphaba and Galinda, the good witch who will later change her name to Glinda. In a story that begins as a prequel before running parallel to the events of the original classic, ‘Wicked’ delves into the two witches’ personality struggles, romantic rivalry and ultimately Elphaba’s fall from grace to become the widely feared Wicked Witch of the West.