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WINTER 2018

MAINSTAGE

Mary Stuart

By Friedrich Schiller
A new version by Mike Poulton, Directed by Marya Mazor

Mary Stuart sits imprisoned for pushing her claim to the throne of England currently held by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. As she waits for a pardon, intrigue and secret alliances form in attempt to save her from execution.

Performances
March 2-3; 6-9, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Little Theater

Steel Pier

Book by David Thompson
Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson
Directed by Jeremy Mann
Musical Direction by Dan Belzer; Choreography by Christine Kellogg

In honky-tonk Atlantic City, a champion dancer becomes infatuated with her new dance partner, a handsome young aviator. A captivating assortment of Depression-era souls eager to dance their way into fame and prizes gather on the Steel Pier in this musical by legendary creators Kander and Ebb.

Performances
March 9-10; 13-16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Freud Playhouse

OFF-MAINSTAGE
(non-ticketed, no reservations)

Project III

1340 Macgowan Hall

Bully
By Amina Henry, Directed by Aya Saleh

Performances
March 1-2, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Mala Hierba
By Tanya Saracho, Directed by Sylvia Blush

Performances
March 15-16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

SPRING 2018

MAINSTAGE

Uncle Vanya

By Anton Chekhov, adapted by Annie Baker
Working with a literal translation by Margarita Shalina and the original Russian text
Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson
Directed by Charles Shichang Jin

A university professor and his much younger wife pay a visit to their rural estate run by melancholic Uncle Vanya. This classic tragicomedy saw its first major performance in 1900 and has been praised as one of Chekhov's most important dramatic works ever since.

Performances
April 11-13, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Little Theater

In the Red and Brown Water

By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Jayongela Wilder

How far will fast, beautiful Oya go to make a mark in the world? This intoxicating story charts a young girl's thrust into womanhood and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life.

Performances
May 2-4, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Little Theater

The Mother of Us All

Composed by Virgil Thomson, Libretto by Gertrude Stein
Stage direction by Michael Hackett

Featuring designers from the Department of Theater and undergraduate actors from the School of Music, this opera chronicles the life of Susan B. Anthony. Presented in collaboration with Opera UCLA, UCLA Philharmonia and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Performances
May 18, 20, 24, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
May 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Freud Playhouse

Spring Awakening

By Frank Wedekind, Translated by Jonathan Franzen
Directed by Evelina Stampa

A group of late 19th century German students navigate teenage self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety in this seminal work.

Performances
May 23-25, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Little Theater

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Ying Yan

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his shy, disabled sister.

Performances
June 6-8, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Little Theater

OFF-OFF MAINSTAGE
(non-ticketed, no reservations)

Project II 

Two exciting plays from UCLA TFT M.F.A. first-year directors

Performances
June 7-9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
1330 Macgowan Hall

An Evening of Devised Work

Collaborative works written and presented by M.F.A. artists.

Performances
DATES TBA
1340 Macgowan Hall

The 2018 M.F.A. Ones

Original work by M.F.A. playwriting students

Performances
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
1340 Macgowan Hall

PRODUCTIONS EARLIER IN THE SEASON

FALL 2017

MAINSTAGE

The New Play Festival 2017

1340 Macgowan Hall

Me, Myself and the Apocalypse
By Joe Samaniego, Directed by Jeff Maynard

Performances
Nov. 16-17, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Georgia Is Waiting
By Anna Fox, Directed by Alexis Jacknow

Performances
Dec. 7-8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The Visit

By Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt, adapted by Maurice Valency; Directed by Mary Jo Duprey

A wealthy woman promises to revitalize her decrepit hometown but only on the condition that the community agrees to murder. D├╝rrenmatt has fashioned a macabre and entertaining parable that is a scathing indictment of the power of greed and confronts the perennial questions of honor, loyalty and community.

Performances
Dec. 1-2; 5-8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Freud Playhouse

Trojan Barbie

By Christine Evans
Directed by Beth Lopes

Past and present violently collide when Lotte, an English tourist who repairs dolls, is captured while on a tour of current-day Troy and flung back into the ancient camp of Euripides' The Trojan Women. Trojan Barbie recasts the legendary fall of the city of Troy against the vivid reality of modern warfare. It is an epic war story with a most unlikely heroine, who always looks on the bright side even as past and present collide about her.

Performances
Dec.1-2; 5-8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Little Theater

OFF-OFF MAINSTAGE
(non-ticketed, no reservations)

Working, A Musical

From the book by Studs Terkel
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
Directed by Nicholas Gunn
Musical Direction by Dan Belzer

Based on the best-selling book of interviews with American workers by Studs Terkel, Working explores the American workday from the Monday morning blues to a working person's pride in having "something to point to." With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg and songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor.

Performances
December 11-12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Theater Lab, 1473 Melnitz Hall

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