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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.
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.
delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.
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Fall 2 0 1 6Omnium Gatherum | Studio One Theatre
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.
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.
The Country Wife by William Wycherley | Studio One Theatre
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
Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, 2016
King Lear by William Shakespeare | Studio One Theatre
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
Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, 2016
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In Arabia We'd All Be Kings by Stephen Adly Guirgis | Studio Two Theatre
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.
Agnes of God by John Pielmeier | Studio One Theatre
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.
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Rockaby by Samuel Beckett | Studio Two TheatreFriday, November 21 and Saturday Novmeber 21 at 6 p.m.
Dances We Dance Fall Showcase | University Theatre
Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5, 2015
Stop Kiss by Diana Son | Studio Two Theatre
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.
The Pillars of Society by Henrik Ibsen | Studio One Theatre
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.
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Really Really by Paul Downs Colaizzo | Studio Two Theatre
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 14 th
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.
| Studio One Theatre
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
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.”
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The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry
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.
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
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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.
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
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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
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.
by Martin McDonagh
A production of Alpha Psi Omega, directed by Kayla Smith
August 21 - August 23, 2014 | Studio Two Theatre
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.
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'
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.
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.