Department of Theater 2012-2013 Season

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Fall 2012

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Hay Fever, Photo by E.O. Hoppe

Hay Fever

By Noël Coward
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
Featuring Graduate Actors from the Department of Theater
A relaxing weekend in English countryside spirals into a wild, witty, cheeky family row.
November 9-10, 13-17, 2012 at 8 p.m.
November 10 & 17, 2012 at 2 p.m.
At UCLA’s Little Theater
Photo by E.O. Hoppe

The New Play Festival

THE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

New works by MFA Playwrights Tyler McClain, Matthew Quinlan and Jonathan Edwards
Play 1: Nov. 15-17, 2012 at 8 p.m. & Nov. 17, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Play 2: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1, 2012 at 8 p.m. & Dec. 1, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Play 3: Dec. 6-8, 2012 at 8 p.m. & Dec. 8, 2012 at 2 p.m.
At 1340 Macgowan Hall
No ticket needed, limited seats available on Rush basis only.
Image by jpc79.
Activists Project

Activists Project

A performance of thesis projects by third-year Graduate Actors from the Department of Theater.
Directed by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Mel Shapiro
At UCLA’s Little Theater
Date and Time TBA
No ticket needed, limited seats available on rush basis only. Image by Martine Perret

Exploding Lear

EXPLODING LEAR

King Lear bursts into the modern world with a visceral exploration of the great Shakespearean tragedy in this workshop performance starring Olivier-Award-winning actor Kathryn Hunter and directed by Helena Kaut-Howson. A long-time artistic team, Hunter and Kaut-Howson have led groundbreaking work at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Globe, the Young Vic and now, UCLA.
Featuring Undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
November 15 -16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
At Theater Lab in Melnitz Hall
No ticket needed, limited seats available on Rush basis only.

Winter 2013

Strange Acts

STRANGE ACTS: Two plays of the absurd by Eugène Ionesco

Directed by MFA Directors Eliza Laytner and Jeff Fan
Featuring Undergraduate Actors from the Department of Theater
March 13-16, 2013 at 8 p.m
March 16, 2013 at 2 p.m.
At 1340 Macgowan Hall
Photo by Alun Webb
Eat The Runt

EAT THE RUNT

By Avery Crozier
Directed by Shirley Jo Finney
Eat or be eaten… A satirical look at office politics and bureaucratic survival of the fittest.
Featuring Graduate Actors from the Department of Theater
March 8-9, 12-16, 2013 at 8 p.m.
March 9 & 16, 2013 at 2 p.m.
At UCLA’s Little Theater
Opera

OPERA

Il segreto di Susanna - Music by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Libretto by Enrico Golisciani
L’Enfant et les sortilèges - Music by Maurice Ravel, Libretto by Colette
Two one-act opera presented in collaboration with Opera UCLA and UCLA Philharmonia. This production is made possible in part by the generous support of the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation.
February 15 & 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. and February 17 & 24 at 2 p.m.
At UCLA’s Freud Playhouse
Image by @el_zdo

Spring 2013

Spring Awakening

SPRING AWAKENING

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Ray Bolger Musical Theater Professor Nicholas Gunn
Join this group of late 19th century German students as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in this Tony-Award winning play.
Featuring Undergraduate Actors from the Department of Theater
May 23-25, 28-31, 2013 & June 1, 2013 at 8 p.m.
May 25, 2013 and June 1, 2013 at 2 p.m.
At UCLA’s Freud Playhouse
Desire Under The Elms

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS

By Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Professor Gary Gardner
Featuring Undergraduate Actors from the Department of Theater
May 30-31, 2013 & June 1, 5-8, 2013 at 8 p.m.
June 1 & 8, 2013 at 2 p.m.
At UCLA’s Little Theater
Photo by Greg Williams
Francis Ford Coppola One Act Marathon

THE FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA ONE ACT MARATHON

New works by MFA Playwrights
Featuring Undergraduate and Graduate Actors from the Department of Theater.
May 9-11, 2013 at 8 p.m. and May 11, 2013 at 2 p.m.
1340 Macgowan Hall
No ticket needed, limited seats available on Rush basis only.
Image by Gail Siptak
Winterreise

WINTERREISE

Music by Franz Schubert, Libretto by Wilhelm Müller
Directed and Designed by MFA Designer Emily MacDonald
A song cycle for voice and piano.
Featuring Undergraduate Actors from the Department of Theater.
May 9-11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and May 11, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Theater Lab at Melnitz Hall
No ticket needed, limited seats available on Rush basis only.
Artwork by Emily MacDonald