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Upcoming Season Productions

2017 - 2018 Season

Fabulation
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Vickie Washington

October 12, 13, & 14 @ 7:30 pm
October 14 & 15 @ 2:00 pm

RTFP Building - Studio Theater

Fabulation is a social satire about an ambitious and haughty African-American woman, Undine Barnes Calles, whose husband suddenly disappears after embezzling all of her money. Pregnant and on the brink of social and financial ruin, Undine retreats to her childhood home in Brooklyn's Walt Whitman projects, only to discover that she must cope with a crude new reality. Undine faces the challenge of transforming her setbacks into small victories in a battle to reaffirm her right to be. Fabulation is a comeuppance tale with a comic twist.


The Crucible
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Dr. Andrew B. Harris

November 9, 10, 11 @ 7:30 pm
November 11 & 12 @ 2:00 pm

RTFP Building - University Theater

The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie--and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.


New Choreographers Concert
Artistic Director Shelley Cushman

December 1 & 2 @ 8:00 pm
December 3 @ 2:00 pm

RTFP Building - University Theater

A showcase of original dance works created by advanced choreography students.


Faculty Dance Concert

February 8, 9, & 10 @ 8:00 pm
February 11 @ 2:00 pm

RTFP Building - University Theater

A UNT faculty member presents an exciting night of original choreography.


Flowers for Algernon
By Daniel Keys
Directed by Matthew Rodriguez

February 22, 23 & 24 @ 7:30 pm

RTFP Building - Room 127

This is the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally handicaped man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery has been performed on Algernon increasing his intelligence fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, who rapidly changes from a moron to a genius, far more intelligent than his teacher, Alice Kinnian, or the doctors who created the operating technique. As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows frightening symptoms of regression. The play becomes a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself and thus continue what he and Alice have found. This is a different kind of play: poignant, romantic, funny and tragic, but with hope of man's indomitable spirit.


Imagine
Book and Lyrics by Doug Cooney
Music by David O
Directed by Julie Brinker

March 8 & 9 @ 10:00 am (Reserved for School Field Trips)
March 8 & 9 @ 7:30 pm
March 10 @ 10:00 am
March 10 @ 2:00 pm

RTFP Building - Studio Theater

Imagine tells the tale of a boy named Sam and his best friend T-Rex whom only Sam can see.


Hands on a Hard Body (Musical)
By Doug Wright
Director Michael Serrecchia

April 26, 27, & 28 @ 7:30 pm
April 29 @ 2:00 pm

RTFP Building - University Theater

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is "Hands on a Hardbody" only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.

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