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Series Expands Pay Options

By Michael Crane

The ECU series that regularly brings first-rate performances to campus now allows ECU employees to purchase tickets through payroll deduction.

Subscriptions to the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series (SRAPAS) and the Family Fare Series are available for $10 per pay period for a SRAPAS subscription, with a SRAPAS pick-five option for $7.50 per pay period. Four-ticket passes to the Family Fare series are $5 per pay period.

The option eases the financial impact of ticket purchases, with payroll deductions beginning on Sept. 30 and continuing through all 16 pay periods.

Complete information about upcoming attractions and an order form are online at

Performances will include the Oxford Philomusica and the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra, the a capella male ensemble Chanticleer, the St. Lawrence String Quartet and the next silver medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competitions. The Otero Dance Company will present, “Rhythm and Passion”; the Chuck Davis African American Dance Company will present, “A Taste of BlueGrass/Brown Earth”; and the Reduced Shakespeare Company will present, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).”

Family Fare will present two offerings from the popular ECU Storybook Theatre troupe,“Charlotte’s Web,” and an original production by director Patch Clark, “All Aboard: South America!” The Kennedy Center will provide two musicals: “Chasing George Washington,” and “Nobody’s Perfect,” performed in English and American Sign Language. “Nobody’s Perfect,” is based on the book of the same title by actress Marlee Matlin.

For tickets and information, contact the Central Ticket Office at 328-4788.

This page originally appeared in the May 1, 2009 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at