Welcome to the 2014-2015 Theatre Season!
"Hedda Gabler" by Henrik IbsenOctober 1-4, 8-11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Box Office Opens September 29
Directed by Dr. Douglas Paterson
About the Play
"…stunning…amazingly contemporary in its considerations of the purpose of life, of the preservation of dignity and integrity…the big issues people don't dare to think about. And here is a staging that does not turn away…" — NY Times
"…by far the best play of the season…HEDDA GABLER has so many layers. The tragedy plays upon the irony, which acts upon fully drawn characters to make up a thoroughly modern work…You won't see a better production of this fascinating play…" — Connecticut Post
"When Henrik Ibsen…wrote HEDDA GABLER 110 years ago, a woman's place in society was far different from what it is today. The fact that this psychological drama plays as well now as it did a century ago is apt tribute to the sheer genius of the playwright." — Record-Journal
UNO Theatre FestivalNovember 12-15, 19-22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Box Office Opens November 10
Mainstage & Studio Production
About the Festival
A celebration of all things that make UNO Theatre so vital. We have invited alumni and seasoned professionals to work with our students in the development of extraordinary theatre.
You will see spoken word and slam poetry, movement pieces derived from the Commedia Dell'Arte by Angela Horchem and Mixed Tape, staged musical reviews and a play by contemporary female playwright, Heather Raffo.
Each performance of the musical reviews will highlight some of your favorite UNO Theatre graduates back to our stage. Design students and faculty will have their work on display. This multi-night event will be sure to please.
"Freakshow" by Carson KreitzerFebruary 25-28, March 4-7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Box Office Opens February 23
Directed by Dr. Cindy Melby Phaneuf
About the Play
At the turn of the last century, a traveling Freakshow grinds to a halt. Things are changing. The anger of being stared at, trapped, caged, is at war with the comfort of knowing your place in the universe. But the growing defiance of the freaks is no act.
Will the Dog Faced Woman break her bonds from the show, collapsing the fragile bubble of sustaining interdependence? Can the jaded Ringmaster, a profoundly broken man, find redemption through his love for the Woman With No Arms and No Legs?
In this poetic, gritty world, there may only be one way out.
"As You Like It" by William ShakespeareApril 15-18, 22-25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Box Office Opens April 13
Directed by D. Scott Glasser
About the Play
As You Like It is one of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare. The heroine, Rosalind, is one of his most inspiring characters and has more lines than any of Shakespeare's female characters.
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke falls in love with Orlando the disinherited son of one of the duke's friends. When she is banished from the court by her usurping uncle, Duke Frederick, Rosalind takes on the appearance of a boy calling herself Ganymede. She travels with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone to the Forest of Arden, where her father and his friends live in exile.
Themes about life and love, including aging, the natural world, and death are included in the play. New friends are made and families are reunited. By the end of the play Ganymede, once again Rosalind, marries Orlando. Orlando and Rosalind, Oliver and Celia, Silvius and Phebe, and Touchstone and Audrey all are married in the final scene. Oliver becomes a gentler, kinder young man so the Duke changes his ways and turns to religion and so that the exiled Duke, father of Rosalind, can rule once again.
Act II, Scene 7 features a great soliloquy by William Shakespeare which begins:
"All the world's a stage
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages..."