FAU
Department_Theatre_Dance

Past Productions

FALL 2016

Rabbit Hole | Studio Two Theatre

December 2nd - December 4th

Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.


Dances We Dance | University Theatre

dance1

December 8th - December 10th

The FAU Dance Program is pleased to present Dances We Dance, the student dance company. The fall showcase will feature a ballerina performing the pointe variation from La Esmeralda, a graduate student in ethno-musicology presenting ancient dance and music from indigenous people from Peru, traditional Chinese dances, a samba, hip-hop, and several contemporary/modern dances. It is a true dance variety show!


Anne Frank | Studio One Theatre

annefrank

November 11th - November 20th

The Diary of Anne Frank tells a deeper story that has restored the terror and shatters the heart. Anne Frank demands that we remember that the vilification of others is not only dangerous but that it destroys our humanity. She reminds us to celebrate our diversity, to defend it daily, and to continue to hope with arms open wide.


Omnium Gatherum | Studio One Theatre  

omniumgatherum

September 30th - October 9th

The issues that divide the characters in Omnium Gatherum sound shockingly timely, their rhetoric painfully familiar. It’s easy to wonder if there’s any hope for the human race to continue to survive at all. History proves that we persist, if only in spite of ourselves, but when do we decide to step off of the perpetual merry-go-round that we’ve created? When do we finally stop blindly spinning long enough to ask ourselves what really matters and what we want our legacy to be? Perhaps the answer lies in Omnium Gatherum.


Bug | Studio Two Theatre

bug

October 14th - October 16th

Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter introduced to her by her lesbian friend, R.C. Agnes stays at a hotel in hopes of avoiding her physically abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was just released from prison. At first, she lets Peter sleep platonically on her floor, but not long after she promotes him to the bed. Matters become more complicated as Jerry eagerly returns to the woman he loves to beat her up, expecting to resume their relationship. On top of that, there's a hidden bug infestation problem that has both Agnes and Peter dealing with scathing welts and festering sores—which has Peter believing this is the result of experiments conducted on him during his stay at an army hospital. Their fears soon escalate to paranoia, conspiracy theories and twisted psychological motives.


SUMMER 2016

Once Upon a Mattress | Studio One Theatre

onceuponamattress

Musical by Dean Fuller, Jay Thompson, and Marshall Barer

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.


  Hay Fever | Studio One Theatre

hayfever
by Noël Coward
Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. A housefull of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary 'inspiration' keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.

Talk Radio | Studio Two Theatre
talk radio
by Eric Bogosian
Barry Champlain, Cleveland's controversial radio host, is on the air doing what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off. Tomorrow, Barry's show is going into national syndication and his producer is afraid that Barry will say something that will offend the sponsors. This, of course, makes Barry even more outrageous. Funny and moving, off beat, outrageous and totally entrancing,  Talk Radio  had a long run at New York's Public Theatre starring the author.

SPRING 2016

The Country Wife | Studio One Theatre            

country wife

by William Wycherley

Friday, February 19 to Sunday, February 28, 2016

Often banned from the stage because of its outrageous and scandalous nature, this rollicking, bawdy farce interweaves multiple plots including a licentious young gentleman's trick of pretending impotence so as to safely bed married women and an inexperienced “country wife’s” discovery of the joys of town life and fascinating London men. Great fun for all – well, maybe not all.


FAU Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble | University Theatre

dance2

Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, 2016


King Lear | Studio One Theatre

kinglear

by William Shakespeare

Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 24, 2016

Considered to be one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, this incredibly electric tale of an old monarch’s tragic descent into madness and personal hell is the ultimate family drama and political thriller. With depictions of greater cruelty and greater tenderness than perhaps any of Shakespeare’s other plays, king and kingdom are scorched, human nature scrutinized, the wise made fools, fools venerated for their wisdom, and through it all, hope lives eternal.


Dances We Dance Spring Showcase | FAU University Theatre  

dance3

Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, 2016


In Arabia We'd All Be Kings | Studio Two Theatre

by Stephen Adly Guirgis

February 12, 7 p.m.; February 13, 2 and 7 p.m.; February 14, 2 p.m.

Set in New York City during the height of high crime, the characters in this play struggle to make sense of life in the wake of their dashed hopes and dreams.


FALL 2015

Agnes of God | Studio One Theatre  

agnes of god

by John Pielmeier

Friday, November 13 to Sunday, November 22, 2015

The winner of a Tony Award this riveting Broadway hit thrillingly dramatizes the shocking story of a young nun accused of murdering her newborn after insisting that the child was the result of a virgin conception.As the truth of what happened is investigated, the three women of the play are forced to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love as it leads to a dramatic and compelling climax.


Pericles, Prince of Tyre | Studio Two Theatre

by William Shakespeare 

Friday, December 4th, 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 5th, 2 & 7 p.m.

Sunday, December 6th, 2 p.m. 


Dances We Dance Fall Showcase | University Theatre 

dance4              

Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5, 2015


Rockaby | Studio Two Theatre

by Samuel Beckett

Friday, November 21 and Saturday Novmeber 21 at 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 at 1 p.m.

In Beckett's inimitable way, Rockaby and The End capture humanity a"at the end of a long day." Rockaby is an example of Samuel Beckett's late writing, dubbed by some, his "minimalistic" period. We are asked to experience a lullaby of fractured thought delivered in the cadence of a rocking chair. In this performance poem, thoughts "do not act," they move at the pace of futility.


The Pillars of Society | Studio One Theatre                    

pillarsofsociety

by Henrik Ibsen 

Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 11, 2015

In the first of his revolutionary prose plays, Ibsen turns his unrelenting critical eye to the hypocrisies of society creating a timeless play that illuminates the same hypocrisies at work today. When his past threatens to explode, Karsten Bernick, a shipping magnate and “pillar of society,” willingly places his reputation and business interests above the lives of the passengers of the American ship, The Indian Girl. When his plot goes disastrously wrong, truth and freedom become the pillars that save society.


Stop Kiss | Studio Two Theatre

by Diana Son 

September 25th at 7 pm, September 26th at 2pm and 7 pm and September 27th at 2 pm

Sara has just moved to New York City when she meets the woman who will change her life, Callie. In this play we discover how limited our time is together and how one person can alter your life in big and little moments.


SUMMER 2015 

Really Really | Studio Two Theatre

by Paul Downs Colaizzo  

August 14th, 15th and 16th

A sexually charged comedy-drama about self-serving collegiates also known as "the me generation". In this play, a bit of ugly gossip reveals a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare. It will challenge you to apply your own values and ingrained assumptions to a murky incident of he-said/she-said.


Lost [and Found] in Translation  | Studio Two Theatre (AL-102)

Directed by Elizabeth Price

June 12th - June 14th
Anton Chekhov wrote comedies – really! August Strindberg didn’t. Join us as we crash around the worlds these two playwrights created in their short plays – two comedies by Chekhov and a drama by Strindberg. 


The  Royal Family  | Studio One Theatre

royalfamily

by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber

June 26th-July 25th
Nominated for a TONY Award in 2010 for Best Revival of a Play, this rollicking comedy offers a thinly-veiled parody of the legendary Barrymore Family (particularly John and Ethel Barrymore) – stars of stage and screen. Written by the comic team of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber,The Royal Family is a joyous romp exploring the eccentricities of one of America’s most “royal” families.


She Loves Me | FAU University Theatre

shelovesme

by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Joe Masteroff

July 3rd-July 26th
Nominated for five TONY Awards in 1964 and the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 1993, She Loves Me is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written. The play is set in a 1930s European perfumery, where rival clerks Amalia and Georg unwittingly fall in love after responding to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper. The play was the basis of the film “You’ve Got Mail.” 


More Past Productions

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

by Alfred Uhry

April 2015
This comedy explores ethnic bias and identity in this story of a German-Jewish family in Atlanta as they look forward to the cotillion ball held in the town's restrictive country club.


The Gambit

A play in one act by -den Kopani

Adapted from the play Escurial by Michel de Ghelderode
April 24, 25 & 26, 2015


Dances We Dance Spring Fling

Directed by Clarence Brooks
April 24 and 25, 2015


 

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

by Steve Martin

November 14 - November 23, 2015
This comedy follows Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein as they muse on genius and creativity and develop their world-changing work.


Holy Ghosts

by Romulus Linney

February 13th, 14th, 15th, and 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2015
This challenging drama uses poignant humor to tell the story of American southerner Coleman Shedman as he tries to regain his runaway wife.


Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble

Directed by Clarence Brooks
February 27 and 28, 2015


Past Productions

Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward

A production of Alpha Psi Omega, Directed Steven Michael Kennedy
October 30-November 2 | Studio Two Theatre


The Delirium of Total Abandon

a compilation piece of by Wade Appleton

A production of Alpha Psi Omega 
October 3-5, 2014 | Studio Two Theatre


The Crucible

by Arthur Miller

September 19 - September 28, 2014 | Studio One Theatre

Miller's portrayal of the Salem Witch Hunt Trials in colonial America are a powerful allegory with modern-day relevance.


The Pillowman

by Martin McDonagh

A production of Alpha Psi Omega, directed by Kayla Smith 
August 21 - August 23, 2014 | Studio Two Theatre


The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov

A production of Alpha Psi Omega, Directed by David Meldman
August 1 - August 10, 2014 | Studio Two Theatre


Bonnie and Clyde

July 5 - July 27, 2014 | University Theatre
Set at the height of the depression, this musical tells the story of star-crossed lovers on a quest for adventure and fame. For Bonnie and Clyde, "freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose."


August: Osage County

by Tracy Letts

June 27 - July 26, 2014 | Studio One Theatre
A darkly comedic story about a "typical" family in middle America.


 Rhinoceros

by Eugene Ionesco

April 4 - April 13, 2013 | Studio One Theatre

Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses where eventually only one does not succumb. This play will take you on a journey of philosophy, mass movements, and morality.


Ambrose: The Dumb Doctor 

by -den Kopani & Jerre Bolnick

A production of Alpha Psi Omega, Directed by Den Kopani
November 21 - November 24, 2013 |  Studio Two Theatre

“Feelin’ a little bored, lethargic, mentally disconnected or just have a slight case of dementia praecox?  Have Dr. Ambrose administer a dose of his special prefrontal enema. It will fix ya right up!”


The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

November 15 - November 24, 2013 | Studio One Theatre

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. While the setting is 1890's England, anyone who finds the appearance of Lindsay Lohan or the Kardashians on their evening new broadcast puzzling, frustrating, or the end of civilization as we know it, will enjoy this satire of Victorian society, where the trivial is important and the important is trivialized.


FAU Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble

Directed by Clarence Brooks

December 6 - December 7, 2013 | University Theatre

A program of diverse dance works by emerging and established professional artists


Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare

February 14 - February 23, 2013 | Studio One Theatre

Shakespeare's first play, this comedy deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behavior of people in love. 


The Cherry Orchard

by Anton Chekhov

October 4 - October 13, 2013 | Studio One Theatre
A Chekhov classic tragicomedy about an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family's estate right before it is about to be auctioned to pay the mortgage. The family's desire to hang on to life as they know it clashes with the socio-economic forces at work in Russia during the turn of the 20th century and the rise of the middle class.


El suplicio del placer

by Sabina Berman

A production of Alpha Psi Omega, Directed by Dr. Lizz Peterson
October 11 - October 13, 2013 | Studio Two Theatre

This satirical Spanish-only piece deals with the complex relationship between a woman and a man, interweaving the playlets with themes of violence and betrayal. Each act breaks away from the traditional characterization associated with the feminine and masculine, exposing the frailties of human nature. Throughout the trilogy, we meet Él (He) and Ella (She), with a third character in the shadows.


Side by Side by Sondheim

Music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim Book by David Kernan

June 21, 2013 - July 7, 2013  | FAU University Theatre

A musical revue, Side By Side By Sondheim, thematically ties together
many of the famous composer/ lyricist’s best known songs. A narrator gives insight into the background, motivation and musical styles Sondheim used in the development of his work. Featured songs include Comedy Tonight, Love Is in the Air and Send in the Clowns, You Could Drive a Person Crazy and Side By Side By Side.


The Man Who Came to Dinner

A comedy in three acts, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

July 12, 2013 - July 20, 2013  | FAU Studio One Theatre               

Radio personality Sheridan Whiteside, invited to dine at the house of a prominent Ohio family, slips on a patch of ice outside the front door and injures his leg. Following doctor’s orders, Whiteside is to remain confined to quarters, whereupon he delights in meddling with the lives of everyone in the household.


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.

June 28, 2013 - July 21, 2013 | FAU University Theatre

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical that tells the bawdy tale of Pseudolus, a Roman slave who strives to win his freedom by helping his young master woo a the girl next door. The farcical plot twists and turns with slapstick humor, cases of mistaken identity, social satire and a bevy of attractive girls. The musical won several Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Book.


Dances We Dance: Spring Showcase

April 26 and April 27, 2013 | University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton                   
Dances We Dance is a capstone experience for students enrolled in all genres and levels of dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance. FAU students create dances, learn choreography, work collaboratively, exhibit technical skills, explore expressiveness and give thrilling performances of dance in a wide array of genres


A musical adaptation of Aristophanes'                  

by Lysistrata                                     

April 12–April 21, 2013 | Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Raton                  

A story about an Athenian housewife who organizes a strike among Greek women urging them to refuse sex with their husbands until the men end the Peloponnesian War.


Equus

by Peter Shaffer                   

February 15–February 24, 2013 | Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Raton                  

A suspenseful drama that tells the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man convicted of blinding six horses.

 
 
 
 Last Modified 12/12/16