Productions and Events
2017-2018 Department of Theatre Arts Season
RoofWritten and directed by Ricky J. Martinez
A tribute to friendship and the city of Miami, “Roof” features roomies Vic and Adam who throw a Friday night rooftop barbecue with their friends: a bombshell; a hunk; a ghetto drag queen; and whoever else decides to show up. Then a life shattering moment tests the strength of the friendships.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 14*, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
2 p.m. Oct. 15, 21, 22
Hartung Theater | 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow
FREE for UI students; $10 staff, faculty, seniors; $15 general public.
*post show discussion with the playwright/director
A Child’s Christmas in WalesA musical based on the short story by Dylan Thomas
Portraying a nostalgic and simpler time, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is one of Thomas's most popular works.
Hartung Theater | Performance dates: Dec. 1, 2*, 3, 7, 8** 9, 10 (*two shows on Dec. 2) (**special school matinee at 10 a.m.)
Studio Slot – TBA
The Forge | Performance dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2, 3*, 4 (*two shows on Feb. 3)
True Westby Sam Shepard
Sibling rivalry takes center stage in this examination of family conflict that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983. New York magazine described Sam Shepard as "the greatest American playwright of his generation," and “True West” shows why Shepard’s reputation is well-deserved.
The Forge | Performance dates: March 30, 31, April 1, 5, 6, 7*, 8 (*two shows on April 7)
The Children’s HourBy Lillian Hellman | Directed by Shea King, MFA candidate
An American drama set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women. To avoid being sent back to school, a student tells her grandmother that the two headmistresses are having an affair. The accusation proceeds to destroy the women's careers, relationships and lives.
Hartung Theater | Performance dates: April 20, 21*, 26, 27**, 28* (*two shows on Ap. 21 & 28) (**two shows including special school matinee at 10 a.m.)