Department of Theater 2013-2014 Season

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Fall 2013

Dreamscape

Dreamscape

Written and Directed by Rickerby Hinds

Through poetry, dance and beatboxing, Dreamscape explores the life of a 19-year-old African American woman, shot to death by police while passed out in her car. A special performance hosted by UCLA Department of Theater.
Oct. 3-5, 2013, 8 p.m.; Oct. 5, 2 p.m. 
UCLA’s Little Theater

No ticket needed, limited seats available on Rush basis only.*

GARY GARDNER: A CELEBRATION

Join us as we celebrate the life of legendary teacher, artist and friend, Professor Gary Gardner, through song, dance and spoken word.
Nov. 8, 2013, 8 p.m.
 UCLA’s Freud Playhouse

Admission free; Reservations recommended
New Play Festival

NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2013

New works by M.F.A. Playwrights Jeffrey Baker, Brian T. May and Kit Williamson, featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
Nov. 14-16, 21–23, 2013, 8 p.m.; Nov. 16, 23, 2 p.m. 
1340 Macgowan Hall
No ticket needed, limited seats available on Rush basis only.*
Image by Graham Ballet-Young

LAINIE'S CABARET AT UCLA

Devised and Directed by Lainie Kazan
Film, television and Broadway star Lainie Kazan brings songs from the Great American Songbook to the UCLA stage. Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
Nov. 20–21, 2013, 8 p.m.; Nov. 22–23, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 
UCLA’s Freud Playhouse
Women in Congress

Women In Congress

By Aristophanes

Directed by M.F.A. director Eliza Laytner

A play about ancient Greek politics in modern times. Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
Dec. 3–7, 2013, 8 p.m.; Dec. 7, 2013, 2 p.m. 
UCLA’s Little Theater

Winter 2014

Double Falsehood

DOUBLE FALSEHOOD

By Lewis Theobald, based on a play by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher

Directed by Paul Wagar

In this 18th century play reportedly based on a last collaboration between Shakespeare and Fletcher, an act of outrage against a young woman plagues a family in this wildly decadent play. Featuring undergraduate actors
 from the Department of Theater.
Jan. 29 and Feb. 1, 2014, 8 p.m.; Feb. 1, 2 p.m. UCLA’s Theater Lab in Melnitz Hall.
No ticket needed, very limited seats available on Rush basis only.*

DON GIOVANNI

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte
Conducted by Neal Stulberg, Stage Direction by Jeffrey Buchman and Choreography by Rosa Mercedes
The classic opera, presented in collaboration with Opera UCLA and UCLA Philharmonia, is made possible in part by the generous support of the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation.
Feb. 14 and 21, 2014, 8 p.m.; Feb. 16 and 23, 2 p.m. UCLA’s Freud Playhouse
Image by Kevin Meredith

Grace

Grace

By Craig Wright

Directed by MFA Director Jeff Fan

A small town in Florida will never be the same when devout Steve and Sara move in to save the world with their chain of gospel-themed hotels. A modern tragic-comedy. Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
March 11-15, 2014, 8 p.m.; March 15, 2 p.m.
 UCLA’s Little Theater

LETTERS FROM CUBA by Maria Irene Fornes

Directed by MFA Director Xiao Wei Smile Zhou
From bohemian New York City to the rooftops of Cuba, a dancer finds love, family and friendship through a series of letters. Featuring Undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
March 12-15, 2014, 8 p.m.; March 15, 2 p.m.,
 1340 Macgowan Hall

Spring 2014

Mauser

MAUSER

By Heiner Müller
Translated by Carl Weber
Directed by MFA Director Bryan Puckett
Banned in East Germany, this provocative play examines revolutionary war in Russia and the legacy left behind.
Featuring Undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
May 14–17, 2014 at 8 p.m.
May 17, 2014 at 2 p.m.
At UCLA’s 1340 Macgowan Hall
Guys & Dolls

Guys and Dolls

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling

Directed by Linda Kerns, Choreography by Peggy Hickey

Gamblers, showgirls and missionaries find love and luck in this musical theater classic. Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
A Ray Bolger Musical Theater Production
May 22–24, 27–31, 2014, 8 p.m.; May 24 and 31, 2 p.m. 
UCLA’s Freud Playhouse
Guys & Dolls

AN EVENING OF DEVISED WORK

Aphrodite, Inc.| La Perle Noire | Queen of Califas
A project of the first year MFA Interdisciplinary Program in Acting, Directing and Playwriting.
Featuring the work of Anastasia Bonaccorso, Leonardo Cirigliano, Darcie Crager, Marguerite French, Miguel Garcia, Jeanette Godoy, Sachandra Grandoit, Brendan Hartnett, Israel López, Zuri Adele, Roshni Shukla and Miebaka Yohannes.
Scenic Design by Yuki Izumihara
Costume Design by Raquel Barreto
Lighting Design by Pablo Santiago
Projection Design by Yee Eun Nam
Sound Design by John Zalewski
Stage Manager: Dennis Ho and Faye Wan
June 5–7 2014 at 8 p.m. and June 7, 2014 at 2 p.m.
UCLA’s 1340 Macgowan Hall
No ticket needed, limited seats available on Rush basis only.

DESIGN SHOWCASE WEST

Presented as part of the Department of Theater 2013/2014 Season
Saturday, June 7, 2014, UCLA’s Freud Playhouse