University Theatre 2012-2013 Subscription Series
See also: Studio Series, Dance performances, and the Season Brochure
Performed in the MainStage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm
Box office opens noon -5pm, Monday-Friday, two weeks before opening night and one hour prior to curtain.
by José Rivera
Directed by Cindy Gendrich
September 28-29 & October 3-7
Apples and coffee have become extinct. North is South. The Citibank MasterCard people are enforcing a police state. And Marisol Perez’s angel is deserting her for a war in heaven. Jose Rivera’s deep humanity shines through in this dark, fascinating, and bitingly funny play set in a surreal world on the brink of apocalypse.
As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
directed by Sharon Andrews
November 2-3 & 7-11
Can human life be lived in harmony?
This gender bending play transports us from a violent and jealously ordered world into the freedom and chaos of an idyllic forest where Fools are lovers and lovers are fools. In the Forest of Arden the wicked are converted, angry brothers are united and lovers are wed.
As You lIke It sings with wit, wisdom, lust and love and suggests that harmony is indeed possible.
(a devised work written and performed by the ensemble)
directed by Tim Miller
February 1-2 & 6-10
In a country that is obsessed with voice (raising it, smothering it, reality-showing it) VOX will explore the tightrope we each walk that connects and separates us from one another.
VOX, is a high-energy performance exploration of our big mouths, slippery tongues and full-throated tales created by the company under the direction of internationally acclaimed performer Tim Miller.
Miller will shape the piece from the performers’ memories, stories and images of the history of their individual voices during an intensive rehearsal period building on his many short term workshop residencies at Wake Forest over the last ten years.
Open wide and dive in! VOX, a performance that must be heard and seen.
“Tim Miller sings that song of the self which interrogates, with explosive, exploding, subversive joy and freedom, the constitution and borderlines of selfhood. You think you don’t need to hear such singing? You do! You must!” – Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America
by Michael Frayn
directed by John E. R. Friedenberg
April 5-6 & 10-14
>In Michael Frayn’s hilarious backstage, onstage, all-the-world’s-a-stage farce, NOISES OFF, we follow a 4th rate touring company from the disastrous final dress of the bedroom farce “Nothing On” through its run watching as the farce onstage slowly falls prey to the personal affairs of the company off stage.
A brainy, funny “portrait of a slowly of a slowly disintegrating stage production..reminds us that beneath the order we seek to impose on our own daily lives lurks a terrifying abyss.” – Michael Billington.
“The funniest play written in my lifetime” – Frank Rich, “New York Times”
“It you need to laugh, Noises Off is for you”
“By far the craziest comedy ever to hit the stage – a farce by which all others must now be measured”
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