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Upcoming Season Productions

2020 - 2021 Season

The Diary of Anne Frank

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Dr. Andrew B. Harris

October 15, 16, & 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm
October 17 & 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Virtual Performance

UNT Theatre is offering free admission to our upcoming virtual performances of "The Diary of Anne Frank" to commemorate the legacy of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. After reserving tickets, you will receive an email with a link to the performance stream 15 minutes before your selected showtime. The stream will no longer be available for viewing after the scheduled end of the event. Please note that if you reserve multiple tickets, you will receive multiple emails with the streaming link.

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence--their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!". THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sarah Rutan

November 19, 20, & 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm
November 21, & 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Admission is free

Virtual Performance

After reserving tickets, you will receive an email with a link to the performance stream 15 minutes before your selected showtime. The stream will no longer be available for viewing after the scheduled end of the event. Please note that if you reserve multiple tickets, you will receive multiple emails with the streaming link.

One of Shakespeare's most frequently performed comedic plays, Much Ado About Nothing tells two different stories of romantic love with misunderstandings, love, and deception! Count Claudio falls in love with Hero, the daughter of his host. Hero's cousin Beatrice (a confirmed spinster) and Benedict (an eternal bachelor) are each duped into believing the other is in love with them. Claudio is deceived by a malicious plot and denounces Hero as unchaste before they marry. She faints and is believed dead, but recovers to be proved innocent by a chance discovery. Benedict wins Beatrice's love defending her cousin's honour, and to his surprise, Claudio is reunited with Hero, who he believed dead.

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New Choreographers Concert

Artistic Director Amiti Perry

December 3, 4, & 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm
December 5 & 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Admission is free

Virtual Performance

After reserving tickets, you will receive an email with a link to the performance stream 15 minutes before your selected showtime. The stream will no longer be available for viewing after the scheduled end of the event. Please note that if you reserve multiple tickets, you will receive multiple emails with the streaming link.

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

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Faculty Dance Concert

Artistic Director Teresa Cooper

March 4, 5, & 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
March 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Admission is free

Virtual Performance

*This performance was moved due to complications from Winter Storm Uri. The new performance schedule is March 4-7th.

After reserving tickets, you will receive an email with a link to the performance stream 15 minutes before your selected showtime. The stream will no longer be available for viewing after the scheduled end of the event. Please note that if you reserve multiple tickets, you will receive multiple emails with the streaming link.

Join us for a virtual concert featuring choreography by Guest Artist Azaria Hogans, members of our talented UNT Dance Faculty, and American College Dance Association student selections. In Awakened, the dancers and the camera work together, where the camera becomes part of the choreography and allows the viewer a more intimate relationship with the moving subject. We hope you will join us in celebrating how these diverse new works traverse dance as a medium and its ability to inspire, transform, and move.

Catch the DANCE@UNT info and Artist Talkback following the Sunday matinee. Please contact Teresa Cooper at teresa.cooper@unt.edu if you need an ASL Interpreter.

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Machinal

by Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Stefan Novinski

March 18, 19, & 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm
March 20 & 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Admission is free

Virtual Performance

After reserving tickets, you will receive an email with a link to the performance stream 15 minutes before your selected showtime. The stream will no longer be available for viewing after the scheduled end of the event. Please note that if you reserve multiple tickets, you will receive multiple emails with the streaming link.

A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder.

Sophie Treadwell was a campaigning journalist in America between the wars. Among her assignments was the sensational murder involving Snyder, who with her lover, Judd Gray, had murdered her husband and gone to the electric chair.

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First Stage Series

The Goose: A Play Most Foul

by Kurt Kelley
Directed by Bennett Frohock

April 9 & 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm
April 10 & 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Written and directed by UNT students.

Admission is free

Virtual Performance

After reserving tickets, you will receive an email with a link to the performance stream 15 minutes before your selected showtime. The stream will no longer be available for viewing after the scheduled end of the event. Please note that if you reserve multiple tickets, you will receive multiple emails with the streaming link.

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Fugitive Songs: A Song Cycle

Directed by Bob Hess

Music by Chris Miller

Lyrics by Nathan Tysen

Music direction by Adam Wright

April 15, 16, & 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm
April 17 & 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Admission is free

Virtual Performance

After reserving tickets, you will receive an email with a link to the performance stream 15 minutes before your selected showtime. The stream will no longer be available for viewing after the scheduled end of the event. Please note that if you reserve multiple tickets, you will receive multiple emails with the streaming link.

Produced by arrangement with Concord Theatricals

Blending traditional folk music with contemporary pop and gospel, Fugitive Songs offers a new sound for a restless America. This eclectic score provides exceptional material for a wide range of experienced singers, and delivers poignant and thought-provoking lyrics that capture each character's "reasons to run."

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