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All performances are held in Todd Theatre on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

Fall 2018

Gone Missing

By Steve Cosson (book; with The Civilians), Michael Friedman (music & lyrics)

October 4–13, 2018

Gone Missing—a wonderfully theatrical and deliciously idiosyncratic musical—speaks to our shared experience of finding ourselves in the things we lose.  Written by one of the most important musical composer/lyricists of the 21st century, Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), and by Steve Cosson and his multi-award-winning theatre company, The Civilians—a company that "interrogates our lived experience, questions and tests the stories that shape our world, and awakens new thinking and perceptions”—Gone Missing is funny, quirky, guaranteed to make you think, and will charm your socks right off.

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URPerforming! The Talent Edition

October 19–20, 2018

Celebrate extraordinary performers from all disciplines in this UR’s Got Talent-format evening of student artists. Celebrity judges, "audience choice" award, and more! Free! (Tickets available at the door on a first-come-first-served basis from one hour before event start.)

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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

By Alice Birch

November 29–December 8, 2018

A ferocious call for revolution. A sharp and irreverent assault on language.  Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., Alice Birch’s extraordinary contemporary play about the ways in which the words we use to talk about love, sex and daily life shape the behavior, expectations of, and relationships to women, is both a call to action and a challenge to upend all preconceptions. Birch, the winner of the 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and one of the UK’s most celebrated young playwrights, has written that rare work that will change the way you view the world.

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Spring 2019


By Stephen Greenblatt, Charles Mee

February 28–March 9, 2019

A Shakespearean scholar (Greenblatt) and a master post-modern playwright (Mee) take a legendary lost play by Shakespeare (Cardenio) and through an act of theatrical imagination reinvent and re-construct it, creating an irreverent, madcap romantic comedy filled with mismatched lovers, sexual intrigue, sudden reversals, traveling actors, a play-within-a-play and philosophizing servants.  All this, filtered through the extraordinary imagination of director, Ed Iskandar, known for his exuberant, playful, and extravagant theatrical events, promises to delight and enchant even the most jaded theatre-goer!



March 22–23, 2019

Two days of panels, workshops, and colloquia by distinguished Theatre Program alumni who have made their mark in a diversity of fields from design to politics; from producing to acting. 

The Conduct of Life

By Maria Irene Fornes

April 25–May 4, 2019

Cuban-American playwright, Maria Irene Fornes’s Obie-award-winning drama explores political, sexual and social relationships of power, corruption, and abuse in a work that is simultaneously terrifying and tender; subtle and didactic; funny and frightening; poetic and brutal.  Fornes’s landmark aesthetic that combines a deep sensitivity with the disenfranchised and an acute understanding of human and political nature, exposes a vision of the world that feels curiously appropriate and chillingly contemporary.