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Welcome Season 30

Fall 2019


The Grown-Up

By Jordan Harrison

October 3–12, 2019

A time traveling talisman and a 10-year-old boy create a theatrical tour-de-force in The Grown-Up, an impressionistic, free-associating series of narrative vignettes written by Pulitzer prize nominated playwright, Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine). The Grown-Up is a fairytale about the elusive quality of time—a perception that intensifies with age—and about the power of imagination. A funny, moving, and magical comedy-drama directed by visiting guest artist, Kate Eminger.

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20th Annual One-Act New Play Festival

By Various

November 22–24, 2019

Short student-written, directed, designed, and acted plays by budding young playwrights and directors!

All Tickets $3 (available only at the door one hour before show-time)

Want to be involved as a writer, actor, director or designer?  Find out more!


Natalie Hurst ‘74 New Voice Initiative

By Sam Chanse

December 6–7, 2019

The UR International Theatre Program commissions a new work for the theatre from award-winning playwright, Sam Chanse.  Funded by alumna, Natalie Hurst ‘74, and developed over the course of the semester with students and director, Nigel Maister, Chanse’s play will have a staged reading at the end of the Fall semester in preparation for a full production in Spring 2020.

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Spring 2020


Everybody

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

February 27–March 7, 2020

2016 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Pulitzer Prize finalist play, Everybody, comes to Todd in Spring 2020. This unconventional, and eye-opening contemporary riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living.  “Provocative and wildly funny,” (Huffpost) Everybody “fills the heart in a new and unexpected way” (The New Yorker).  A must-see!

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URPerforming! The Hop Hop Edition

March 20–21, 2020

Celebrate extraordinary performers from all disciplines in this UR’s-Got Talent-format evening of student artists.  This year (the 18th incarnation) our edition concentrates on hip-hop in all its glorious incarnations!

FREE and open to all! (Tickets are first-come-first-served at the door, one hour before showtime)


Untitled New Work (world premiere)

By Sam Chanse

April 23–May 2, 2020

The UR International Theatre Program presents the world premiere of a newly commissioned work for the theatre from award-winning playwright, Sam Chanse.  Funded by alumna, Natalie Hurst ‘74, and developed over the course of the Fall ’19 semester with students and director, Nigel Maister, Chanse’s play becomes the 5th new work commissioned as part of this groundbreaking initiative.

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