September 29, 30 at 8pm
October 1, 8 at 2pm
October 2, 5, 6, 7 at 8pm
Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by guest artist James Bohnen
In Shaw's witty classic, topics including predatory women, motherhood, politics, moral progress, American millionaires, the rise of labor and man's coming dependence on the automobile are viewed as Shaw saw them. John Tanner, an opinionated, progressive and independent male, tries frantically to escape marrying wily Ann Whitefield, whose guardian he is. But despite his best efforts, Tanner finally submits to the inevitability of Shaw's "Life Force" as personified in Ann.
November 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 at 8pm
November 5, 12 at 2pm
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Jack Young
Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize.
A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks' take on the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future.
November 10, 11 at 7:30pm
November 11, 12 at 1:30pm
School of Theatre & Dance, Room 208
Written by Will Inman
Directed by Rob Shimko
Every year, we handpick the best new play by one of our students and produce the show for your enjoyment. We invite you to support the theatre stars of tomorrow!
When Joseph, a gambler who has hit rock bottom, finally wins the lottery, he panics and immediately tries to give it away. Elaine, the manager of Waffle House he frequents and his only real friend, doesn't want the money either and tries to convince Joseph to use it for himself. Meanwhile, the nearby casino is shut down, forcing disgruntled employees to deal with eccentric casino patrons in a dark comedy about success, failure, money, death and waffles.
November 17 at 10am
November 17, 18 at 8pm
November 19 at 2pm
Written by Alvaro Saar Rios
Directed by Justin Lucero
Imagine the Chinese legend Mulan set in the world of lucha libre – Mexican wrestling. This is Luchadora! The discovery of a wrestling mask prompts Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her tale about growing up in 1960s Texas. As Lupita's tale unfolds, her life as a teen tomboy comes alive – bike riding with friends, working at her father’s flower stand and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical Mask Maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.
Luchadora! by Alvaro Saar Rios has been critically acclaimed as “…the most exciting father-daughter saga this side of the Pecos,” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) “…an engaging, lively piece that teaches while it entertains,” (Shepherd Express) and “…inspiring and relevant to young people.” (HowlRound)
December 1 at 12pm
December 1, 2 at 7:30pm
For over 17 years, the UH School of Theatre & Dance has presented the Emerging Choreographers Showcase to introduce audiences to rising student talent at the Center for Choreography. UH Dance students choreograph, costume, produce and design the entire evening, showcasing their performance and production skills in a professional theatre setting.