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(All programs and venues subject to change.)
Opening the Main Stage season on November 13, 2014 will be
The Gambling Lady (The Bassett Table) directed by
Granada Artist-In-Residence Fidelis Morgan. The Gambling Lady
(The Bassett Table) is a comedy in which Lady Reveller
negotiates sexual intrigue and a high stakes gambling table. This
production is especially exciting because Ms. Morgan is also a
scholarly expert on the Susanna Centlivre so-called Female Wits.
Production dates are November 13–23, 2014.
We are proud to present a holiday offering December 4–14, 2014
with a beautifully reimagined version of the timeless musical The
Fantasticks with words by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt.
The show’s original off-Broadway production ran a total of
42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world’s
longest-running musical. The Fantasticks is classic simplicity:
Boy who is overly in love with a girl; their parents are
trying to keep them together by pulling them apart. This
production will be performed in the Wyatt Theatre. Tickets can be
purchased, for this production only, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woyzeck by Georg Büchner is being directed by Granada
Artist-In-Residence Bob McGrath. This production is going to be
reimagined for a modern audience by Neil LaBute (The Shape of
Things, In the Company of Men). Production dates
are February 26–March 8, 2015.
Our Spring season will include “The Light and Dark Arts: A
Radical Magic Show,” directed by Granada Artist-In-Residence
Aaron Gach, who will be playing with the age-old theatrical
strategies of hiding and revealing, literally teaching our
students magic. This magical production will be performed May
28–June 7, 2015.
The MFA Thesis Projects will be performed April 7–12, 2015.
The 15th Annual Film Festival is scheduled for May 20 & 21, 2015
at the Varsity Theatre in Davis at 10 pm.
Main Stage Dance Theatre performances are scheduled for May 7–17,
Finally, the Department of Theatre and Dance will be presenting
quarterly showings of the cult hit movie “Rocky Horror Picture
Show”. Showings will be held on October 10, 2014, January
9, 2015 and April 3, 2015 at 7PM.
Each year the Department of Theatre and Dance presents a vibrant
mix of productions and performance styles that reflects the
collaborative, multidisciplinary focus of our academic program.
Our season presents a series of fully mounted productions under
the guidance of outstanding theater artists. The prestigious
Granada Artist-in-Residence program brings visiting directors,
playwrights, choreographers or filmmakers to campus each quarter
to teach and create a performance work, and includes dance, drama
and musical productions by these artists as well as by faculty
members and other visiting professionals.
We also stage diverse and exciting work by students in the
department’s Master of Fine Arts program, intended for mid-career
professionals. Their works represent the culmination of a
rigorous two-year course of study aimed at honing skills and
developing new artistic visions.
Additionally, we present free, unticketed ITDP (Institute for
Theatre, Dance and Performance) programs which open up the
artistic process to the community.