Curtain time is 8 p.m. nightly plus 3 p.m. matinees Nov. 19 and 20. All performances are at the Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St.

Jim Tompkins, associate professor of theater arts, directs the 2004 Oppenheimer Award winning play, which is described as an unpredictable, part tragedy, part laugh-out-loud comedy.

“The Flu Season” follows two love stories from beginning to end. Throughout the play, the characters of “Prologue” and “Epilogue,” who watch the action from the outside, deliver self-reflective commentary.

“Not so much a play-within-a-play as a play-about-the-state-of-being-a-play, ‘The Flu Season’ will bring lots of surprises to the audience as it is rewritten while they watch,” Tompkins said.

One of the surprises will be the appearance of a well-known local TV news anchor.

 Show tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for UofL faculty and staff, and $8 for students and senior citizens. For tickets and information, call 502-852-6814 or visit