University Theatre stages a minimum of two fully realized theatrical productions per year. Supported by students and community members, anyone in the surrounding communities is welcome to audition for shows as well as help with a vast amount of backstage work.
University Theatre is on a mission to expand its reach to students and community members and seeks your help in doing. Please contact Thomas Campbell, director of University Theatre and Assistant Professor of Communication and Theatre Arts, for more information.
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2014-15 University Theatre Schedule
Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang
October 30 & 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
"One of the Year's Ten Best. This farcical faux documentary investigates racial and cultural authenticity in a play that knows when irony must give way to sincerity, and vice versa." — LA Times
"Fabulously inventive. Hwang offers hard-won lessons about leading a public life with personal integrity." — The New Yorker
"YELLOW FACE triumphs as a laugh-out-loud comedy, and an unexpectedly poignant odyssey of self-discovery." — NY Sun
THE STORY: The lines between truth and fiction blur with hilarious and moving results in David Henry Hwang's unreliable memoir. Asian-American playwright DHH, fresh off his Tony Award win for M. Butterfly, leads a protest against the casting of Jonathan Pryce as the Eurasian pimp in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon, condemning the practice as "yellowface." His position soon comes back to haunt him when he mistakes a Caucasian actor, Marcus G. Dahlman, for mixed-race, and casts him in the lead Asian role of his own Broadway-bound comedy, Face Value. When DHH discovers the truth of Marcus' ethnicity, he tries to conceal his blunder to protect his reputation as an Asian-American role model, by passing the actor off as a "Siberian Jew." DHH must confront the complex and ever-changing role that "face" plays in American life today.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis
April 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., and April 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
"Stephen Adly Guirgis has written a real jaw-dropper…expressionistic fantasy…raw language and flamboyantly street-savvy characters…his imagination is dazzling and his command of language downright thrilling." — Variety
"…one of the most passionate and powerful young playwrights to have come down the theatrical runway…a must for anyone interested in the work of thoughtful and original playwrights." — CurtainUp
"An extraordinary play…not since Angels in America have I seen a play so unafraid to acknowledge the power of the spirit…" — The Guardian (UK).
THE STORY: Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament's most infamous and unexplained sinner.
Early December - TBA
Looking for 15 performers to play a variety of roles – 10m, 5F.
Rehearsals begin mid-January
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