Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl growing up in the 1940’s, wants nothing more than to be loved. Confronting turmoil at home, she prays for Shirley Temple’s blue eyes, believing their beauty is the only thing standing between her and the happiness of the white girls at school. This powerful adaptation of Toni Morrison’s debut novel explores the destructive power of racism and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change.
Outside the Lines 2 presents a series of student works as well as the work of established choreographers and dance companies. The concert runs Thursday through Saturday, March 15 to 17 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 17 in Wright Hall’s Main Theatre.
A highlight of the performance is a sharing of new works in development by student choreographers, curated by David Grenke, Department of Theatre and Dance chair.
In San Francisco, Amy, an artist, arrives home from the supermarket with Palo, a traveler searching for his runaway wife. A recent widow whose husband disappeared in a boating accident, Amy shares stories with Palo about other relationships including: an improbable reunion of an artist and a dock worker, a bruising breakup of a policeman and his angry wife, and a marriage irrevocably altered but not ended by Alzheimer’s. The stories are played out in the dreamlike landscape of memory and as they are being told, Amy and Palo begin to face their own losses.
Here are publicity photographs and design concepts for the Department of Theatre and Dance production of The Trojan Women. The classic drama plays the Main Theatre, Wright Hall, Nov. 10-19, Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 12 and 19.
Award-winning playwright and director Kirsten Brandt, the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance Granada Artist-in-Residence, directs a contemporary adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy “The Trojan Women.”
The classic anti-war play runs Nov. 10-19, Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees Nov. 12 and Nov. 19. Performances take place in the Main Theatre, Wright Hall.
What story would you die to defend? What tale would you spin to justify dying for nothing? Tom Burmester’s Gospel According to First Squad tells the story of men at war in a distant land, and the stories they tell to get themselves home.