College of Communication and Fine Arts Department of Theatre & Dance
2014 - 2015 Theatre & Dance Season

The Physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, English version by Jack Thorne
Stage rights by Diogenes Verlag AG Zürich
October 3-4 and 6-11 // 7:30 (Studio)
The one about the quest for scientific discovery and the ethical dilemmas that result. Crazy goings-on in the local sanatorium. Deception, intrigue and murder. Good times. And Einstein and Newton are up to no good. As usual.

The Wedding Singer Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin    Based upon the New Line Cinema Film written by Tim Herlihy  November 6-8 and 13-15 // 7:30 (Mainstage)
The one where the boy gets the girl – not the girl he originally wanted – a better one, really. We like her. Singing, dancing and mullets. Tasty, tasty mullets. And enough eighties culture and music references to choke Bon Jovi. Not just Jon. The entire band.

The Little Prince by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
Based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
November 21 // 7:30 and 22 // 2:00 (Studio)
The one that depicts grown-ups as unimaginative, dull, superficial, and close-minded. Where a great adventure leads an innocent, imaginative child to see the truth about the world around him. And drawings. Lots of drawings.

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
November 22 // 7:30 and 23 // 2:00 (Studio)
The one for mature audiences, where women are expected to give in to the advances of men.... and a young girl learns more than the rules of the road from her uncle. Check your blind spot. And proceed with caution.

New Voices
November 21-22 // 7:30 and 23 // 2:00(The Rose Theatre)
The one that gives students creative control. Leaping, spinning, pointing, falling, breaking, and whatnot. And bare feet. Oh, and running.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
February 19-21 and 26-28 // 7:30 (Mainstage)
The one about heroes and uncontrolled ambition. Bad life choices involving witches. Blood! Wicked greed and power (leading to more blood). Insanity, treachery and evil. It gets really ugly. And, again with the blood.

April 10-11 // 7:30 and 12 // 2:00 (The Rose Theatre)
The one with fierce energy and surprising use of bodies in space. Legs, arms, hips and toes exploding and collapsing in unimagined ways. Not as painful as it sounds, though.   

Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage
April 16-18 and 23-25 // 7:30 (Mainstage)
The one about dreams and survival after the Harlem Renaissance has been drained like so much bootleg hooch. Love, murder, homosexuality, reproductive rights. It’s all here. Josephine Baker, even. Hi-de-hi-de-ho!



Text Only | Print | Got a Question? Ask TOM | Contact Us | Memphis, TN 38152 | 901/678-2000 | Copyright 2015 University of Memphis | Important Notice | Last Updated: 
College of Communication and Fine Arts | 901/678-2350 | Contact us
Last Updated: 8/25/14