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CONTACT

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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Productions and Events

The 2022-2023 Season

From a provocative musical to an uproarious comedy, a one-man drama to classic Shakespeare, holiday plays and new works, the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts' upcoming theatre season covers new and classic theatrical ground, offering something for everyone. Online ticket sales begin a month before each production.

Sept. 23-25, "First Bite New Play Series."

A showcase for emerging U of I Master of Fine Arts playwrights, with a free staged reading of new work. Each performance is followed by a question and answer session with the playwright, to help in the refinement of the play.

"Breaking the Bell Jar" by Sarah Hartwig, MFA candidate, directed by Aileen Zeigler, MFA candidate

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Esther Black is a college senior ready to apply for an internship at ever major newspaper. All she needs is a great letter of recommendation from her literary analysis professor. However, he won't give it to her until she finishes reading "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath and completes the project that goes along with it. This might not sound like a big deal, but when Sylvia comes to life, it turns into a mental game that Esther isn't ready for. Note: "Break the Bell Jar" contains adult language and situations.

"Silver Belles" by Lauren Grove, MFA candidate, directed by Chaz Wolcott, MFA candidate

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The ladies who reside at Silver Meadows Retirement Home are preparing for what may be their last Christmas together. Mr. Johnson, the owner of Silver Meadows, has sold the home to local mogul Frank Davenport. Frank sends his son Nick to survey the building and begin the process of converting Silver Meadows into a luxury hotel. Nick soon discovers that Kate, his former high school flame, manages the retirement home. Nick finds himself caught between his father and his conscience as he comes to care for these wise, witty, wonderful women. Will Kate and the Belles convince Nick to save Silver Meadows? "Silver Belles" is a hilarious and heart-breaking story about love, loss and the magic of the holidays.

Oct. 28-Nov. 6, 2022, "Cabaret"

Directed by Craig A. Miller and Vern Sielert, conductor. This provocative, classic-yet-relevant musical examines the rise of a political movement which threatens basic human freedoms and identity. Produced in collaboration with the Lionel Hampton School of Music. For mature audiences.

  • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 29, Nov. 4, 5
  • 2:00 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 6
  • Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow
  • Tickets on sale now at uitickets.com

Nov. 12, 2022, "Cry Havoc."

Hosted by Idaho Repertory Theatre. A one-night-only inspirational, one-man show, featuring Stephan Wolfert, who recounts his experience pre- and post-military service. Through the lines of Shakespeare's most famous speeches and his own personal insights, Wolfert explores our societal neurosis of war.

Dec. 8-11, 2022, "Holiday Punch."

Featuring a holiday-themed revue of short works and music performed and directed by theatre students.

Feb. 10-12, 2023, "First Bite New Play Series."

Our spring showcase for emerging U of I Master of Fine Arts playwrights, with a free staged reading of a new work. Each performance is followed by a question and answer session with the playwright to help in the refinement of the play.

Mar. 3-12, 2023, "The Play That Goes Wrong."

Directed by David Lee-Painter. A slapstick comedy about a bumbling college drama group staging a who-done-it, "The Murder at Haversham Manor" that quickly goes from bad to utter disaster.

Apr. 28-May 7, 2023 "Measure for Measure."

By William Shakespeare. Directed by MFA alumna Kate Powers. A dark, tragicomedy of corruption, family dysfunction and the abuse of power. Considered one of Shakespeare's problem plays for its complex and ambiguous tone.

Greenroom Chats

These virtual meetings bring experienced theatre professionals from around the world to our students via Zoom for revealing conversations about creativity and success in the real world. Previous presenters have included award-winning playwrights, performers, casting directors, puppet masters, company executives and others sharing their stories and wisdom. All Greenroom Chats begin at 1 p.m., Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted. If you would like to join us for a particular presentation, please request the Zoom link from the Department of Theatre Arts at theatre@uidaho.edu.

Previous guest artists:

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Behind the scenes with Lady Helena

CONTACT

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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