Department of Theater 2014-2015 Season

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Tickets available through CTO:
 (310) 825–2101 http://www.tft.ucla.edu/theatertickets

Parking available at Structure 3 ($12)


Fall 2014

Mauser

THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY

By Thomas Middleton
Directed by Lisa Wolpe
In this vivid, violent Jacobean tragedy of lust and ambition, a young man plots revenge on a depraved duke for his lurid offenses. Featuring MFA and undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater. December 5-6, 9-13, 2014 at 8 p.m. December 6 and 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. Freud Playhouse
Guys & Dolls

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

By Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Bryan Puckett
As told by friends, family and inhabitants of Laramie, Wyoming, as well as published news reports, this play chronicles the 1998 murder of gay teenager Matthew Shepard and closely examines hate and homophobia in our society.
Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
December 9-13, 2014 at 8 p.m.
December 13, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Little Theater
Guys & Dolls

NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

The Other Town by MFA Playwright Nicholas Johnson
Directed by Richard Martinez
Struggling to make ends meet in the foggy redwoods of California, Stevie cares for her sister and emotionally frayed mother while watching her own dreams float away.
Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
December 10-13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
1340 Macgowan Hall
This is a RUSH Event. No ticket required. Seating is limited.

Winter 2015

Tickets are available for purchase from the Central Ticket Office by calling 310-825-2101 or going to http://www.tft.ucla.edu/theatertickets. Parking is available at Structure 3 for $12.

Dreamscape

OPERA: THE TWO FIGAROS

By Saverio Mercadante, Libretto by Felice Romani
Joseph Colaneri, Conductor
Peter Kazaras, Director
Figaro’s antics continue in this sequel to The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro). The West Coast premiere of this recently rediscovered bel canto masterpiece is presented in collaboration with Opera UCLA and UCLA Philharmonia. This production is made possible in part by the generous support of the Max H. Gluck Foundation.
The Two Figaros is part of LA Opera's Figaro Unbound celebration.
February 13 and 20, 2015 at 8 p.m.
February 15 and 22, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Freud Playhouse

PROJECT III

Plays directed by MFA Directors Darcie Crager and Brendan Hartnett
Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
February 25-28, 2015 at 8 p.m.
February 28, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Theater Lab in 1473 Melnitz Hall
This is a RUSH Event. No ticket required. Seating is limited
Begonia

BEGONIA

Written and Directed by MFA Director Zhou Xiao Wei
This adaptation of a popular Chinese novel follows a young woman who sets forth on her own epic journey to find her destiny, which is inevitably entangled with her famous father and the beauty of Peking opera.
Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
March 10-14, 2015 at 8 p.m.
March 14, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Little Theater

TRASH STORY

By Magda Fertacz, Translated by Benjamin Paloff
Directed by Monica Payne
The ghosts of German-occupied Poland are invoked by the tortured soul of a young soldier returning from Iraq.
Featuring MFA actors from the Department of Theater.
March 6-7, 10-14, 2015 at 8 p.m.
March 7 and 14, 2015 at 2 p.m.
1340 Macgowan Hall

Spring 2015

Tickets are available for purchase from the Central Ticket Office by calling 310-825-2101 or going to http://www.tft.ucla.edu/theatertickets. Parking is available at Structure 3 for $12.

AN EVENING OF DEVISED WORK

Projects devised and performed by the first year MFA Interdisciplinary Program in Acting, Directing and Playwriting.
May 21-23, 2015 at 8 p.m.
May 23, 2015 at 2 p.m.
1340 Macgowan Hall
This is a RUSH Event. No ticket required. Seating is limited.
Grace

BAT BOY: The Musical

Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Directed by Jeremy Mann
The Bat Boy has flown out of the cave and onto the UCLA stage! Based on the sensational story from the Weekly World News, this satirical musical about a half-bat/half-boy examines hypocrisy, racism and revenge all to the tune of a catchy score.
Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
A Ray Bolger Musical Theater Production.
May 7-9, 12-16, 2015 at 8 p.m.
May 9 and 16, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Little Theater

THE TWO CITIES PROJECT

Undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater and from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art will perform new work in real time in London and Los Angeles via broadband Internet connection. Two distinguished playwrights traveling from London to Los Angeles and vice versa will provide the focus for this exciting acting and playwriting experiment.
May 29 and June 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Theater Lab in 1473 Melnitz Hall
This is a RUSH Event. No ticket required. Seating is extremely limited.

THE FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA ONE ACT MARATHON

This event, established in 1998 and named after the UCLA TFT alum and world-renowned filmmaker, pairs graduate film directors from the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media with new works by Department of Theater playwrights. Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.

Please Vote By Paula Vesala
Directed by Darcie Crager
Three immigrants in a box. Vote, you might win something.

Big Dogs By Josh Segal
Directed by Eliza Laytner
After hours in the locker room, a couple of jocks find themselves in a situation that's downright rabid.

[feel the difference] By Scott Barnhardt
Directed by Zhou Xiao Wei
Acting class is ________.
a) Triumph, b) Tedium, c) Torture, d) All of the above.

Indigo at Midnight By Patrick Hurley
Directed by Richard Martinez
At a crossroads in her life, Indigo is caught between two powerful temptations.

April 30-May 2, 2015 at 8 p.m. and May 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. -
Please Vote and Big Dogs

May 6-9, 2015 at 8 p.m. and May 9, 2015 at 2 p.m. –
[feel the difference] and Indigo at Midnight

1340 Macgowan Hall
This is a RUSH Event. No ticket required. Seating is limited.

DESIGN SHOWCASE WEST

Held at UCLA TFT each year, Design Showcase West is the only national entertainment design showcase on the West Coast featuring the work of students graduating from the nation’s top university design programs, including UCLA; California Institute of the Arts; UC San Diego; New York University; University of Missouri, Kansas City; UC Davis; the University of Texas, Austin; UC Irvine; and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Exhibits range from costume design to set, sound and lighting design.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Open to the public from 2-5 p.m. No ticket required.
Freud Playhouse

An Evening of One-Act Operas

DOWN IN THE VALLEY
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Arnold Sundgaard
Directed by MFA Director Brendan Hartnett
Conducted by Geoffrey Pope

Presented with
BASTIANELLO by John Musto, Lyrics by Mark Campbell
Directed by Peter Kazaras
and
LUCREZIA by William Bolcom, Lyrics by Mark Campbell.
Directed by Peter Kazaras

June 4-6, 2015 at 8 p.m.
June 6, 2015 at 2 p.m.
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Department of Theater
Little Theater
Tickets 310 825 2101

Presented by The School of Theater, Film and Television, Department of Theater, Opera UCLA and UCLA Philharmonia

Made possible in part by the generous support of the Max H. Gluck Foundation.

2012-2013 Theater Season Archive

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