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Theater Program Productions

Spring 2015

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.
Bucknall Theater
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.

Past Productions

Fall 2014

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
Bucknall Theater

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.

Fall 2013:
Death: A Play by Woody Allen, directed by Jonathan Yukich, Dodds Theater
The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Rachel Anderson-Rabern, Dodds Theater

Spring 2014:
Shoestring Series
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later by Moises Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project, directed by Jonathan Yukich, Bucknall Theater
Spring Musical
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


Fall 2012:
by Tom Stoppard, directed by Rachel Anderson-Rabern, Dodds Theater
Musical Theater Cabaret, directed by Heather Reba, Alumni Lounge

Spring 2013:  
War Story, directed by Rachel Anderson-Rabern, German Club
Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Heather Reba, Dodds Theater
Student New Works Festival, Dodds Theater

Fall 2011:
Stepping Out
by Richard Harris, directed by Heather Reba, Dodds Theater

Spring 2012
Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, directed by Heather Reba, Dodds Theater

Fall 2010:
Wilder and Wilder
: two one-act plays by Thornton Wilder, "The Long Christmas Dinner" and "Pullman Car Hiawatha," directed by Bob Boles, Dodds Theater

Spring 2011:
by Jonathan Larson, directed by Bob Boles, Dodds Theater