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Greetings from the School of Drama,
Look for our 2010-11 season brochure in your mailbox in the few weeks. But before then, here's your peek at what's on stage this upcoming year.
We have an excellent season planned including two thesis productions from our graduating MFA directors. If you enjoyed Paula Bennett's Translations
or Alyson Roux's References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot
last year, be sure to see their final thesis productions this year. Paula is first up in the Fall with the American Premier of The Last Witch
and Alyson follows up in the Winter with Bertolt Brecht's most popular play, The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
If for some reason your brochure doesn't arrive, please call the UW Arts Ticket Office to have one mailed, or you can download yours immediately from our website (under Season Information) beginning next week.
On another note, we're happy to inform you that we have not raised our prices again this year. So, please join us for great theatre at this bargain price!
PLEASE NOTE: The UW Arts Ticket Office has moved. The new address is 3901 University Way NE, just two blocks south, on the same side of the street. Parking is available in front of the building. Phone numbers are the same.
Visit our website for more information at: drama.washington.edu.
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Love's Labour's Lost
by William Shakespeare
directed by Andrew Tsao
Previews: October 24, 26
Runs: October 27- November 7
A king and three of his young nobles take an oath to swear off earthly pleasures and seclude themselves in an academy for three years so they can become famous for their scholarly work. A princess and her beautiful entourage of ladies-in-waiting arrive at the academy, find out about the men's oath, and the fun begins! This lively, lyrical comedy teeming with scenes of clever repartee is considered one of Shakespeare's most intellectual plays.
The Last Witch
by Rona Munro
directed by Paula Bennett
Previews: November 29, 30
Runs: December 1-12
A woman's apparent magical powers stir suspicion in her small village and she will not refute their claims of witchcraft. Because of her daughter's deformed hand, she is accused of sleeping with the devil and giving birth to his child. As opposition grows in her small town, and in the face of extreme pressure from the Sheriff, she and her daughter find their true source of power. The Last Witch is based on historical events in 18th C. Scotland. American Premier!
Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
by Ed Graczyk
directed by Susan Finque
Previews: January 30 - February 1
Runs: February 2 - 13
Meany Studio Theatre
In a parched Texas town, members of "The Disciples of James Dean" hold a reunion at the dime store to commemorate his death. An odd assortment of women attends, among them, a woman who claims she gave birth to his son after working as an extra in his film, Giant that was filmed in their town. As they share stories, memory itself becomes the instigating character, creating collisions between the past and the present, truth and fiction, and terror and dignity.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
by Bertolt Brecht
directed by Alyson Roux
Previews: February 27, March 1
Runs: March 2-13
In an attempt to settle property disputes after an apocalyptic war, a village performs an ancient parable for its neighbors. In it, amidst civil strife and unrest, a young servant girl risks her life to save an abandoned child of noble birth. Years later, when the biological mother demands the child back, an unconventional judge, who is not always guided by the letter of the law, devises the test of the chalk circle to decide their fates.
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
directed by Shanga Parker
Previews: April 17, 19
Runs: April 20-May 1
Meany Studio Theatre
This funny takeoff on is a neat little juggler's trick, a shout out to the Bard, the theater business, and comic books all at once; a silly, pop culture confection for literature lovers. When a vengeful fictional character named Caliban steps out of the pages of Shakespeare and into modern day Manhattan threatening death and destruction, who in the world can save the day? A dramaturge with magical powers of course!
One Act Showcase
directed by Andrew McGinn and Laurel Pilar Garcia
Previews: May 15, 17
Runs: May 18-29
First year MFA Directors
We are thrilled to introduce you to our talented MFA directing students in their first year showcase. Actual titles are to be announced, but under consideration are celebrated playwrights such as John Guare, Tennessee Williams and Wendy Wasserstein. Our students this year, as always, come with impressive credentials. Both arrive with experience working with nationally known theatre directors from across the country. After this showcase, follow these students as they hone their skills culminating with their thesis productions in the third year.
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