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Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor

Mailing Address:
Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2008
Moscow, ID 83844-2008

Phone: 208-885-6465

Fax: 208-885-2558

Email: theatre@uidaho.edu

Web: Theatre Arts Department

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Current Department of Theatre Arts Season

The U of I Theatre Arts Department performs several captivating plays each season.

2019-2020 SEASON

Drowning Ophelia | By Rachel Luann Strayer | Directed by Carly McMinn

  • 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 28, Oct. 3, 4, 5
  • 2:00 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 5, 6, 2019
  • Pocket Playhouse | 1028 West 6th Street, Moscow (Shoup Hall)
  • Tickets available at the door or by calling Theatre Arts at 208-885-6465
    • Limited seating. Advance tickets strongly encouraged
    • FREE for U of I students
    • $6 for high school students, students from other schools &  youth
    • $12 UI employees, seniors (55 & better) & military
    • $17 adults
    • All matinees are "pay what you can"
    • Please be advised that this play deals with abuse and includes mature content dealing with rape and sexual violence. It includes a simulated sexual assault. An advocate from the University of Idaho Women’s Center, the Counseling Center or Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse will be present at each performance to serve as a support resource if needed.

"Drowning Ophelia" is a dark comedy performed in one act about the long-term consequences of childhood abuse and a love letter to those who have suffered. There is always hope. Jane doesn't know what to do with the literary character who has taken up residence in her bathtub. She doesn't want Ophelia interrupting the obsessive order of her life with obnoxious songs about death and valentines. She doesn't want Ophelia disrupting her relationship with Edmund, the oddly charming actor who might show up for dinner in a suit...or a suit of armor. And she most definitely doesn't want Ophelia stirring up memories of a brother she would rather forget. But Ophelia doesn't care about what Jane wants so much as what she needs. As Jane's past intrudes dangerously on her present, it becomes clear that Ophelia is not simply a character from "Hamlet" but a long-forgotten messenger with a question from Jane's own troubled mind: How do you move on when reconciliation is not an option?

This Random World | by Steven Dietz | Directed by David Lee-Painter

  • 7:30 p.m. October 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
  • 2:00 p.m. Oct. 20, 26, 27, 2019
  • The Forge Theater | 404 Sweet Avenue, Moscow
  • Tickets go on sale October 1
    • Purchase tickets by calling Theatre Arts at 208-885-6465 or at the door 30 minutes before curtain 
    • FREE for U of I students
    • $6 for high school students, students from other schools &  youth
    • $12 UI employees, seniors (55 & better) & military
    • $17 adults
    • All matinees are "pay what you can".

We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but is that just a myth? Mining the comedy of missed connections, "This Random World" asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.

Little Women | Book by Allan Knee, Music by Jason Howland & Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein | Directed by Ricky Kimball

  • 7:30 p.m. December 6, 7, 12, 14
  • 2:00 p.m. 8, 14, 15, 2019
  • The Hartung Theater | 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow
  • Tickets go on sale November 1
    • Purchase tickets by calling Theatre Arts at 208-885-6465 or at the door 60 minutes before curtain
    • FREE for U of I students
    • $6 for high school students, students from other schools &  youth
    • $17 UI employees, seniors (55 & better) & military
    • $22 adults
    • All matinees are "pay what you can".

This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, "Little Women" follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. "Little Women" embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a show filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.

Spring Auditions: January 11 & 12, 2020

Deep Calls | by Kendra Phillips | Directed by K T Turner

  • February 7 - 15, 2020
  • The Forge | 404 Sweet Avenue, Moscow

"Deep Calls" is the story of a young woman working to get out of and heal from a life in prostitution. She journals her experiences, framing them as a fairy tale adventure as she is not yet ready to face certain events head on. The play moves between the fairy tale journal entries and the interactions with the woman who runs the safe house in which she is staying, guiding her along in her real-life journey toward restoring her identity and sense of self-worth.

The Moors | by Jen Silverman | Directed by Lennie Dean (guest artist)

  • March 6 - 15, 2020
  • The Hartung Theater | 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. "The Moors" is a dark comedy about love, desperation and visibility.

You Can't Take It With You | by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart | Directed by Craig A. Miller

  • April 17 -26, 2020
  • The Hartung Theater | 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow

One of the most popular and successful plays of modern time, an eccentric family allows each member to pursue his own ambition in the home, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job wants to bring her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy.

Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor

Mailing Address:
Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2008
Moscow, ID 83844-2008

Phone: 208-885-6465

Fax: 208-885-2558

Email: theatre@uidaho.edu

Web: Theatre Arts Department

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