Seasonal Event

The Edge Performance Festival (2011)

This exciting new festival includes Main Stage Dance; a Cabaret featuring graduate and undergraduate students in an evening of music, poetry, and more; stagings of new Undergraduate One Acts; Solo Explorations by graduating MFA acting candidates; and sing-along late night showings of the “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” movie.  (Rocky Horror costumes can be rented in advance or in the lobby before the show - contact The Enchanted Cellar at 530.752.0740.)

Main Stage Dance features five new choreographies: Epicene by Kevin Moriarty, Evolution by Kristi Kilpatrick, A Murder at the Tyburn Tree by Sandra A. Lopez; Flash: Dinamicas de Familia by Daniela Leal; and Habitat by Kevin O’Connor.

Three new plays written by current UC Davis students will be staged: Brother(s) at War by Michael Lutheran; How to Grieve by Ashley Chandler; The Ballad of a Tangerine by Karen Baldomero.

Solo Explorations features four new performances by graduating Master’s of Fine Arts candidates in acting: Baking & Bowling by Michael Davison, Ratchet by Barry Hubbard, Fragments of Artaud’s Desk by Brian Livingston with text by Antonin Artaud, and Something Like Enlightenment by Avila Reese.

The most famous of all midnight movies “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon, is an overtly sexual, highly provocative and comedic portrayal of gay and transgender culture, and sexual quirks. The film is a stylized macabre musical as dark as it is daring. The film has garnered a tradition of audience participation and interaction and that is precisely what audiences are encouraged to do at these screenings — interact and sing and dance along!

Events are rated PG-13. Rocky Horror Picture Show is rated R.

Events will take place over two weeks with some occurring on the same evening, all at Wright Hall as follows:

Friday April 15, 2011

Solo Explorations, Arena Theatre, Wright Hall, 7pm

Main Stage Dance, Main Theatre, 8pm

Saturday April 16, 2011

Main Stage Dance (Picnic Day), Main Theatre, 2pm & 4pm

Solo Explorations, Arena Theatre, Wright Hall, 7pm

Undergraduate One Act Plays, Lab A, Wright Hall, 9:30pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing-Along (movie), Main Theatre, Wright Hall, 12 Midnight (Rated R)

Sunday April 17, 2011

Main Stage Dance,  Main Theatre, Wright Hall, 2pm

Undergraduate One Act Plays, Lab A, Wright Hall, 7pm

Thursday April 21, 2011

Main Stage Dance, Main Theatre, Wright Hall, 8pm

Friday April 22, 2011

Undergraduate One Act Plays, Lab A, Wright Hall, 8pm

Festival Cabaret, Arena Theatre, Wright Hall, 11pm

Saturday April 23, 2011

Undergraduate One Act Plays, Lab A, Wright Hall, 8pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing-Along (movie), Main Theatre, Wright Hall, 12 Midnight (Rated R)

Press release

Exciting Edge Performance Festival Kicks Off at UC Davis

The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Edge Performance Festival, an exciting new dance and theatrical event.

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