The Department of Theatre and Drama’s University Theatre is pleased to announce the 2015-16 Season. Opening the fall semester will be the remount of Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen’s song cycle Fugitive Songs directed by Tony Award-winning actress Karen Olivo. University Theatre then explores the insulated lives of five Japanese-American women living in Kansas following WWII in Velina Hasu Houston’s Tea directed by Professor and Asian Theatre Performance Specialist David Furumoto. The fall semester closes with Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem directed by Patricia Boyette, University Theatre’s Director of Theatre Production.

After the winter break, nationally renowned Chicago theatre artists, director Chuck Smith and playwright Lydia Diamond, will bring Diamond’s satire of the “post-racial” world Smart People to the Mitchell Theatre stage. The season will close by pulling back the curtain of the dressing room with James Sherman’s comedy about theatre, Magic Time, to be directed in the Mitchell Theatre by guest director soon to be announced.

In spring of 2016, the Department’s University Theatre will introduce the inaugural season of Second Stage. As a student-driven laboratory theatre, Second Stage is designed to help UW Theatre and Drama students self-produce experimental theatre in the Hemsley Theatre.

Details on each University Theatre production will be released soon.

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Fugitive Songs
By Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen
Directed by Karen Olivo
September 17th – 27th, Mitchell Theatre

09/17 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
09/18 @ 7:30pm (Opening – Reception TBD)
09/19 @ 7:30pm
09/20 @ 2:00pm
09/24 @ 7:30pm
09/25 @ 7:30pm
09/26 @ 7:30pm
09/27 @ 2:00pm

Tea
By Velina Hasu Houston
Directed by David Furumoto
October 15th – November 1st, Hemsley Theatre

10/15 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
10/16 @ 7:30pm (Opening – Reception TBD)
10/17 @ 7:30pm
10/18 @ 2:00pm
10/22 @ 7:30pm
10/23 @ 7:30pm
10/24 @ 7:30pm
10/25 @ 2:00pm
10/29 @ 7:30pm
10/30 @ 7:30pm
10/31 @ 7:30pm
11/01 @ 2:00pm

The Beaux’ Stratagem
By George Farquhar, adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig
Directed by Patricia Boyette
November 19th – December 13th, Mitchell Theatre

11/19 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
11/20 @ 7:30pm (Opening – Reception TBD)
11/21 @ 7:30pm
11/22 @ 2:00pm
12/03 @ 7:30pm
12/04 @ 7:30pm
12/05 @ 7:30pm
12/06 @ 2:00pm
12/10 @ 7:30pm
12/11 @ 7:30pm
12/12 @ 7:30pm
12/13 @ 2:00pm

Smart People
By Lydia Diamond
Directed by Chuck Smith (Guest Artist)
February 25th – March 13th, Mitchel Theatre

02/25 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
02/26 @ 7:30pm (Opening – Reception TBD)
02/27 @ 7:30pm
02/28 @ 2:00pm
03/03 @ 7:30pm
03/04 @ 7:30pm
03/05 @ 7:30pm
03/06 @ 2:00pm
03/10 @ 7:30pm
03/11 @ 7:30pm
03/12 @ 7:30pm
03/13 @ 2:00pm

Magic Time
By James Sherman
Directed by TBD (Guest Artist)
April 14th – May 1st, Mitchell Theatre

04/14 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
04/15 @ 7:30pm (Opening – Reception TBD)
04/16 @ 7:30pm
04/17 @ 2:00pm
04/21 @ 7:30pm
04/22 @ 7:30pm
04/23 @ 7:30pm
04/24 @ 2:00pm
04/28 @ 7:30pm
04/29 @ 7:30pm
04/30 @ 7:30pm
05/01 @ 2:00pm