2016-2017 Season

    Family Comedy - A Prequel to Peter Pan

    Peter and the Starcatcher, By Rick Elice, Music by Wayne Barker
    Adventure Awaits! This Tony award winning play, adapted from Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels – and conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

    October 21-22, 27-29, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
    October 23, 30, 2016 Matinee @ 2 p.m.
    JVD Theatre

    Contemporary Tragedy

    Columbinus, by Stephen Karam and P.J. Paparelli
    Adolescence Unheard - Sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., which traumatized a suburban Colorado community and shocked the entire country, the United States Theatre Project's smart and sensitive treatment of the event stirs up thought and feeling. Using both fact and fiction, the play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton, as well as police evidence, public records and the private diaries of the shooters, to illuminate the realities of adolescent culture. The play received five Helen Hayes Award nominations including the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play.

    December 2-3, 8-10, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
    December 11, 2016 Matinee @ 2 p.m.
    Gist Theatre


    Julius Caesar, By William Shakespeare
    Lend Me Your Ears – Prepare yourself for a relevant and contemporary look at this classical tale of political corruption by William Shakespeare. Born in Rome July 100 BC, Julius Caesar was a politician and general of the late Roman republic who greatly extended the Roman empire before seizing power and making himself dictator of Rome - paving the way for the imperial system. Caesar used his power to carry out much needed reform, relieving debt, enlarging the senate, building the Forum Iulium and revising the calendar. His success and ambition alienated strongly republican senators, and on Ides (15) of March 44 BC, a group of senators, led by Cassius and Brutus, assassinated Caesar sparking the final round of civil wars that ended the Republic.

    March 3-4, 9-11, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
    March 5, 2017 Matinee @ 2 p.m.
    JVD Theatre


    Real Women Have Curves, By Josefina Lopez
    Excelente Cosas Vienen en Paquetes Con Curvas. This is the outrageously funny story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under. While they work, they talk... about their husbands and lovers, their children, their dreams for the future. The story is told from the point of view of Ana, the youngest among them. Ana doesn't like working at the factory and has little respect for her coworkers, who make fun of her ambitions and what they consider her idealistic feminist philosophies. However, Ana keeps coming to her job and chronicling her experiences in a journal. This play, a microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, celebrates real women's bodies, the power of women, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.

    April 21-22, 27-29, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
    April 30, 2017 Matinee @ 2 p.m.
    Gist Theatre

  • For Tickets, contact the University Ticket Office at 707-826-3928
    • Dance
    • Evening of Dance
    • May 5, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
    • JVD Theatre
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