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2017-2018 Season

Poster for the production

We Don't Live on Mars Yet

By Talya Chalef & Cast

Director, Talya Chalef
Set Designer, Jung Griffin
Costume Designer, Asa Benally
Lighting Designer, Solomon Weisbard
Sound Designer & Composer, Christopher Ross-Ewart
Acting & Voice Coach, Alexa Scott-Flaherty

March 1, 2018

We Don't Live on Mars Yet is a supremely timely newly devised work commissioned by the UR International Theatre Program.  Helmed by Australian-South African director, writer and theatre artist, Talya Chalef, and created with an ensemble of UR students, …Mars asks the questions: why do we insist on calling some people "alien" and why is society so afraid of them?  How do we conceive of "home" and what does the notion of “sanctuary” mean to us? With We Don’t Live on Mars Yet, Chalef and her talented cast have developed a thought-provoking and experiential theatrical piece reflecting the history of Rochester, and the aspirations of and challenges facing students in thinking about refugees and their place in our lives and our place in theirs.  World premiere.

Show Times
March 1 at 7:00 p.m. (Opening Night)
March 2 at 7:00 p.m. (IPA Night)
March 3 at 7:00 p.m.
March 4 at 2:00 p.m. (Matinee)
March 7 at 7:00 p.m. (English Night; post-show reception)
March 8 at 7:00 p.m.
March 9 at 7:00 p.m.
March 10 at 7:00 p.m. (Closing Night)