2023-24 Season

Fall 2023

Eurydice flyer with updated dates

Eurydice

Eurydice is a poetic play that reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, focusing on Eurydice's journey in the Underworld after her untimely death on her wedding day.  Reunited with her deceased father, she must grapple with forgotten memories of her past life while facing a life-altering choice.  Through its exploration of loss and love, Eurydice offers a timeless and emotionally resonant experience that hopes to captivate audiences with its depth and beauty.

Written by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Henry Meza (MFA in TVFT/Content Creation '25)

Venue: Arena Theatre (MUS 101)

Performance Dates: 
October 12-14 at 7:30pm; October 15 at 2:30pm
October 18 at 8:00pm; October 19-21 at 7:30pm

 

 

Something Rotten with updated dates

Something Rotten

Two brothers set out to write the world's first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrel
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Directed by Meredith Greenburg

Venue: State Playhouse

Performance Dates: 
November 9 and 11 at 7:30pm; November 12 at 2:30pm
November 15 at 8:00pm;  November 16-18 at 7:30pm

Horizontal flyer for "Chasing Tailfeathers" with watercolor images of two feathers and a powwow drum

Chasing Tailfeathers

Chasing Tailfeathers is a comedy, loosely based on Shakespeare's Macbeth.  See what happens when the world of the pow wow trail and the world of Shakespeare come together.  See how all human beings, regardless of time, place, culture, and language, must deal with the darkness within and the ramifications of our bad decision-making.

Written by Dr. Carolyn Dunn
Directed by Katie Rich, a guest artist and literary manager from Native Voices at the Autry Museum of the American West. 

Venue: The State Playhouse

Performance Date: November 29, 2023 at 7:30pm

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Spring 2024

Flyer for THE NIGHT SHIFT

The Night Shift

A finalist in the 2023 John Lion New Plays Festival, this play was selected for a full production in our 2023-24 season.

Written by Kaitlyn Avila (MFA in TVFT/Writing Option, '25)
Guest Directed by Susan Dalian

Venue: The Intimate Theatre at the Luckman Theatre Complex

Performance Dates: March 14-16, 20-22 at 7:30pm and March 17 & 23 at 2:30pm

Description: Heliodoro Miller works a dead-end job at a store specializing in cheap goods.  During one of his night shifts, he accidentally summons the ghost of 65-year-old Berenice Molina, a factory worker.  Heliodoro's relationship with his father, his past, and his heritage are irrevocably changed as his determination to help Berenice move on forces him to confront all three.

Horizontal flyer for "Macbeth" with the bombed-out, skeletal frames of a brown brick building and a bluish skyscraper in front of some smoke

Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Stephen Rothman

Venue: State Playhouse

Performance Dates: April 25-27, May 1-4 at 7:30pm and April 28 at 2:30pm

Description: Ambition, murder, and witchcraft mix to create mayhem in this exciting new look at Shakespeare's Macbeth. The action-packed story moves out of Scotland and the year 1040 into the New Medieval period of 2150 AD in the land once called the United States of America.  Bloody battles, assassinations, and murder most foul in a barren future where history is once again the mystery of why we repeat our mistakes.  Something wicked this way comes and you don't want to miss being a part of this electrifying theatrical event!!