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Theater Program Productions

Fall 2014

The Rocky Horror Show
book, music, and lyrics by Richard O’Brien
directed by Jonathan Yukich
November 12-15
Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm
Friday at 11:30pm
Bucknall Theater
$5 students / $10 UNH ID / $15 general public

The legendary cult musical touches down at the University of New Haven!  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.  Come and do the “Time Warp” with us this fall!

Theater for Community Impact Public Presentations
Thursday, December 4 at 7pm

Bucknall Theater
Free!

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.

Spring 2015 


The School for Wives
by Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière
directed by Jessica Silsby Brater
dramaturgy by Meg Savilonis
April 2-5
Thursday-Sunday at 8pm
Saturday  & Sunday at 3pm

Bucknall Theater
$5 students / $10 UNH ID / $15 general public

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.

Student New Works Festival
April 29-May 2

Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm
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

2013-2014
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

2012-2013

Fall 2012:
Arcadia
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

2011-2012 
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

2010-2011
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:
Rent
by Jonathan Larson, directed by Bob Boles, Dodds Theater