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Department of Theatre
Dear Finder 2018
By Tom Isbell and Valerie Buel, Denise Dawson, Jamison Haase, Kourtney Kaas, Julie MacIver, Andrew Nelson & Julie Unulock
October 11-13 & 17-20 | 7:30 pm & October 14 | 2:00 pm
A new imagining of the award-winning documentary play first performed twenty years ago, Dear Finder 2018 examines how we continue to struggle with the lessons and legacies of the Holocaust.
By Joshua Harmon
November 8-10 & 13-17 | 7:30 pm & November 11 | 2:00 pm
Jordan is single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. The only thing harder than looking for love is supporting your besties, when love finds them first.
Rebecca Katz Harwood, Artistic Director
November 29–December 1 | 7:30 pm & December 2 | 2:00 pm
DanceWorks returns welcoming a range of dances in a variety of styles. We celebrate dance creativity from first time dance-makers, experienced students and faculty, and guest groups from across campus.
Love’s Labor’s Lost
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Kate Ufema
February 7-9 & 13-16 | 7:30 pm & February 10 | 2:00 pm
Promises declared amongst young friends with the best of intentions, until hormones take over and attraction rules. It’s a battle of the sexes -- ‘boys meet girls = love’, but always with the Shakespearean twist.
"an adaptation of Paphnutius or The Conversion of the Harlot Thaïs by Hrotsvit of Gandersheim"
Adapted by Jenna Soleo-Shanks
Choreographer: Rebecca Katz-Harwood
Music Supervisor: Andy Kust
March 7-9 & 19-23 | 7:30 pm & March 24 | 2:00 pm
#MeToo. Musical theatre. Medieval drama. What do these things have in common? This original piece, based on a 10th century play and created by UMD students and faculty artists, puts a spin on pop culture, sex, and politics. This work is an adaptation of a Hrotsvit of Gandersheim play.
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner, Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard. Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane.
April 18-20 & 24-27 | 7:30 pm & April 28 | 2:00 pm
Based on the 1992 movie, this glorious disco musical follows Deloris on her madcap escape from the clutches of corruption, as gritty Philadelphia meets the sanctuary of the church.