Production is at the very center of our award-winning theatre program. Each season UAA theatre produces plays on its convertible thrust Mainstage, and many one act or full-length plays in the student directed second stage program.
2013 - 2014 Productions
TheatreThe following Theatre productions are offered as our 201-2014 season.
Curtain times: Friday & Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm
November 1-26, 2013
Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller
Twain's timeless classic sweeps
us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend
Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their
adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing
to life your favorite characters from the novel. Propelled by an award winning
score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey
provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
Night of the Iguana
February 14 - March 2, 2014
By Tennessee Williams
Poignant moments of enormous compassion shine in the midst of a cheap Mexican resort hotel during an Equinoxial storm. The desolation and emptiness are in the characters: the tough, sex-starved widow who runs the hotel; the neurotic, defrocked minister, and the gentle maiden lady from New England. Thrown together in this squalid setting their human needs become explicit, and from their conflicts comes the realization that life must be endured, and that the spirit will somehow survive even beyond the limits of anguish.
March 21 - April 6, 2014
By David Henry Hwang
Winner of the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award as Best Broadway Play. A brilliant theatrical tour de force which, in its Broadway production, became an immediate critical and popular success. Drawn from real life events, involving the strange tale of a French diplomat who carried on a twenty year relationship with a Chinese opera star without (he contended) being aware that his "perfect woman" was really a man, this audacious and imaginative production becomes a powerful metaphor for the exploration of deeper themes, including the perception of Eastern culture by the West, and the persistent romanticism which clouds and inhibits that perception.
The following Dance productions will be presented in 2013-2014. Dance Ensemble in Concert and New Dances 2014 are presented Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm.