Couples in Conflict

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

April 25-27, Fine Arts Building

Couples in Conflict The UAA Department of Theatre and Dance presents this program of three short plays of beauty and power. Collectively, the shows are about all of us who pass through life hungering for much, often settling for less, wary and hopeful, bitter and tender, frustrated yet clinging to our dreams. All three plays will run without intermission for approximately 90 minutes at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets: $5 students, $7 all others. Call (907) 786-4849 for tickets or (907) 786-1792 for more information.

HOW MANY TO TANGO? by Sandra J. Albert
Directed by Jennifer Clester
Hope may sometimes outlast a broken heart, but only if we're lucky, foolish or stubborn. In Albert's one-act, a young man and woman meet over the common ground of regrettable past affairs, an unlikely pair who nevertheless have something to teach each other to prepare for what lies ahead.

BOTTICELLI by Terrence McNally
Directed by Peter Porco
Academic brilliance, the games that people play, the clutch of Catholicism, one-upmanship, homophobia, and the need to kill or be killed in the jungle of 1966 Vietnam: The Odd Couple go to hell in McNally's dark comedic one-act.

Directed by Aurora Pease
Two couples who seem to be in different parts of the universe nevertheless share the stage as well as the frustration of desire, the withering of connection and the search for a center of gravity. Kristina Leach's 4-character one-act is a vivid demonstration that no matter the closeness, we're still strangers to each other.

Creative Commons License "Couples in Conflict" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.