The School for Wives
by Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière, directed by Jessica Silsby Brater, dramaturgy by Meg Savilonis
March 26-29, 2015
Written and first performed in 1662, Molière’s first great verse play follows Arnolphe’s ill-fated attempts to cultivate the perfectly subservient wife. His scheme to wed his young ward and rule the roost is threatened by nothing less than true love. This drag production is a contemporary take on the questions Molière raised in the seventeenth century about gender, power, romance, and relationships.
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Student New Works Festival
April 29-May 2
Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m.
Suggested donation $5
Over the course of two semesters, students develop brand new works for the biennial festival. Involving every stage in the process of creating new plays – from first drafts, to rewrites, to the realization of a full production – student playwrights, directors, actors, dramaturgs, and designers collaborate to create premieres of original short plays. New work is the lifeblood of the theater, and this festival promises to show that the future is in good hands. Students are advised by Jonathan Yukich.
The Rocky Horror Show
November 12-15, 2014
Follow Brad and Janet as they fall into the steamy web of Dr. Frank N. Furter and his sex-crazed minions from the galaxy Transylvania. Featuring songs such as "Over At the Frankenstein Place" and "Sweet Transvestite," this classic romp of intergalactic proportions has been thrilling audiences for over forty years.
Theater for Community Impact Public Presentations
Thursday, December 4 at 7pm
This evening of student work highlights a new component of the UNH Theater major. After spending the semester experimenting with a variety of approaches to making theater that explores how the form can be an effective tool for change in the world around us, students share their findings with their own community. Student projects are advised by Jessica Brater.2013-2014
Death: A Play by Woody Allen, directed by Jonathan Yukich, Dodds Theater
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later by Moises Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project, directed by Jonathan Yukich, Bucknall Theater
Spring Awakening: The Musical, Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik (based on the play by Frank Wedekind), directed by Rachel Anderson-Rabern, music direction by Coralie Gallet, Bucknall Theater
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Rachel Anderson-Rabern, Dodds Theater
Musical Theater Cabaret, directed by Heather Reba, Alumni Lounge
War Story, directed by Rachel Anderson-Rabern, German Club
Student New Works Festival, Dodds Theater
Stepping Out by Richard Harris, directed by Heather Reba, Dodds Theater
Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, directed by Heather Reba, Dodds Theater
Wilder and Wilder : two one-act plays by Thornton Wilder, "The Long Christmas Dinner" and "Pullman Car Hiawatha," directed by Bob Boles, Dodds Theater
Rent by Jonathan Larson, directed by Bob Boles, Dodds Theater