Calendar of Mainstage & Studio Events

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No Exit

By Jean-Paul Sartre

No Exit, a 1944 French play by Nobel Peace Prize winner Jean-Paul Sartre, begins with three characters who find themselves waiting in a mysterious room. It is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity.

October 12-14, 18-21, 2017, 7:30pm
Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
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Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

This fabulously fun, international award-winning musical is based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde. The musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

November 16-18, 2017, 7:30pm
University Theatre, Theatre Hall
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Wonder of the World

by David Lindsay-Abaire

Nothing will prepare you for the dirty little secret Cass discovers in her husband’s sweater drawer. It is so shocking that our heroine has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on. It’s a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs as Cass embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

Recommended for mature audiences.

February 22-24, 28 to March 3, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
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DanceWorks

Under the artistic direction of Denise Carlson-Gardner

Join us as we celebrate dance in a concert of faculty and student choreography representing a diverse medley of styles.

April 7, 2018, 7:30pm & April 8, 2018, 3:00pm
University Theatre, Theatre Hall
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Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson*

The true story of early 1900’s astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications. Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

*Laura Gunderson is the most produced living playwright in America

April 25-28, 2018, 7:30pm
University Theatre, UWGB Theatre Hall
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2017-18 Student Directed Studio Productions

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You

One-act play by Christopher Durang
Directed by Kiersten Zangl (Senior Capstone Project)

Sister Mary Ignatius has happily been teaching children about the glories of Catholicism and the perils of sin and hellfire for years at her church. She directly addresses the audience, lecturing its members on her strict beliefs (while showing off her newest pupil, obedient young Thomas.) Sister Mary’s lecture takes a dark turn when four of her former pupils arrive to perform a religious pageant for her. Sister Mary is horrified to learn that one of her former students has become the happy mother of an illegitimate child, one is a content homosexual, and another has had two abortions. What’s a good shepherd to do when her flock has strayed so far from the path of righteousness? The results may surprise you. Deeply unsettling, yet absolutely hilarious, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You examines sharp truths about human nature and religion.

December 8, 9, 2017  7:30 pm
Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

 

Boiling People in My Coffee

One-act play by Jonathan Yukich
Directed by Haley Ebinal

Faced with microscopic civilizations in their coffee and a corpse on their couch, a husband and wife attempt to cope with the loss of their son by reinventing the boundaries, rules, and nature of death. This short play is a ridiculous, comical, and dark examination of the unfairness and finality of dying.

February 1, 2, 3, 2018  - 7:30
Theatre Hall 110

 

Exit, Pursued By a Bear

One Act Play by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Milayna Haushalter (Senior Capstone Project)

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional -- and actual -- cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they re-enacts scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy.

May 2 & 3 
Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts