Our 2016-17 Season

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Stupid F***ing Bird

by Aaron Posner

October 5-8 at 7:30 p.m.
October 9 at 2 p.m.
Studio 88 Theatre
Directed by Saffron Henke

Love, death, beauty, despair and one unfortunate seagull collide in this unabashedly provocative riff on Chekhov’s classic. Con is a burgeoning playwright in love with his ingénue; his mother, an aging actress, is involved with a famous novelist; the novelist, in turn, is increasingly enchanted with Con’s girlfriend; and everyone else suffers on the sidelines. Chekhov’s characters still ruminate on love, revolution and the pursuit of happiness, but this time convention is severely compromised.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

by Tom Stoppard
18th Annual John D. Yeck Production

November 16-19 at 7:30 p.m.
November 20 at 2 p.m.
Gates-Abegglen Theatre
Directed by Lewis Magruder

Acclaimed as a modern tragicomedy masterpiece, the story follows the inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the absurd points of view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s classic. This internationally acclaimed play is playwright Tom Stoppard’s most famous work, an absurd and clever journey where reality and illusion intermix.

BLISS (or, Emily Post is Dead!)

by Jami Brandli

February 22-25 at 7:30 p.m.
February 26 at 2 p.m.
Studio 88 Theatre
Directed by Darin Anthony

A domestic comedy set in 1960 in North Orange, NJ, where Clytemnestra and Medea, housewives with a pill addiction along with Antigone, the teenage girl next door, look to Emily Post for advice. Working girl Cassandra then arrives in the neighborhood, only to interrupt their routines and question their collective fates.

The Wild Party

Book, Lyrics, and Music by Andrew Lippa

April 20-22 at 7:30 p.m.
April 23 at 2 p.m.
April 26-29 at 7:30 pm
April 30 at 2 p.m.
Gates-Abegglen Theatre
Directed by Ed Cohen

Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, The Wild Party is a musical that tells the story of one wild evening in a Manhattan apartment. Central characters Queenie and Burrs throw a party to end all parties with an assorted guest list of vaudevillians, hookers, and a handsome stranger who offers Queenie the hope of a less tawdry life.

A curricular discount price of $6 per ticket is available to students, with faculty entitled to 2 free tickets per show if students receive credit for attending. To participate, contact the box office and provide your course #. Group discounts are also available for groups 10 or larger. Offer not available online.

Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Miami Box Office 513-529-3200. The Miami Box Office, located in the Campus Avenue Building, is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-up purchases.

The Box Office in the Center for Performing Arts lobby is open one hour before curtain for door sales and will-call.

For additional information about the productions please contact the Department of Theatre at 513-529-3053.