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Theatre & Dance

2016-2017 Mainstage Season

Play Nice!

Play Nice!

By Robin Rice
Directed by Laura Riddle

The Diamond siblings use the only resources they have, the dramatic role-play of their imaginations, to cope with the abusive Dragon Queen - their mother. Play Nice! is a mystery in which Isabel, Luce and Matilda embark on a journey within themselves to discover who poisoned her.

October 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

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Searching for Romeo

Searching for Romeo

Book/Music/Lyrics by Brian Sutton
Directed by John Mariano
Musical Direction by Courtney Sherman
Choreography by Denise Carlson Gardner

Spending a little more time focusing on Rosaline and Paris than the Bard did over 400 years ago, Searching for Romeo brings the story to a more contemporary school setting and follows the lives and dreams of the two loves left behind by Romeo and Juliet. Searching for Romeo, was previously produced as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. A New York Times reviewer described it as "a teenage rom-com wrapped around a tragedy." Searching for Romeo presents a new rom-com (romantic comedy) take on Romeo and Juliet with a pop music score. With the playwright literally in residence, this show could well be a perfect vehicle to reach out to our area high schools where more than 400 years after the fact, Romeo and Juliet is still avidly studied and oft performed.

November 17, 18, 19
University Theatre, Theatre Hall

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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde
Directed by John Mariano

Set in London and the English countryside during the late 19th century, The Importance of Being Earnest is a both a whimsical romantic comedy as well as a sharp-witted satire of Victorian society. The story follows two young gentlemen, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief, under the guise of a "fictitious" brother named Ernest as they seek the love of the ravishing Gwendolyn and an attractive ward, Cecily. All goes well until both couples end up at the same country estate.

February 23, 24, 25 & March 1, 2, 3, 4
Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

DanceWorks

DanceWorks

A dance concert under the 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 1, 2
University Theatre, Theatre Hall

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Weidner Center Stage Door Series
By Celeste Raspanti
Directed by Laura Riddle

A beautiful and moving one-act play based on the art and poetry created in a concentration camp by the Jewish children of Prague.

May 3 (two performances)
Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts