2018-2019 Season

2018-2019 Season

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Matawan

Oct 10 – 21, 2018

In 1916, a series of fatal shark attacks terrorized the New Jersey Shore. Further inland, a polio epidemic plagued Philadelphia, while the cloud of World War I loomed. Matawan follows the humans who struggle against these forces, as well as the story of the shark - a creature whose constant evolution has led to years of survival. 

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Fall For Dance

Nov 6 – 11, 2018

Dance Repertory Theatre, the award-winning student dance company, presents new work from professional and student choreographers in Fall For Dance, including works by Gregory Dolbashian and Sidra Bell. 

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The Merchant of Venice

Nov 14 ‑ Dec 2, 2018

In Venice, a Jewish businesswoman tries to join a clique of power-brokers, a wealthy merchant tries to buy a young man's love and an heiress attempts to escape her dead father's will. Combining elements of satire, comedy and thriller, The Merchant of Venice asks us how far we're willing to go to achieve happiness. 

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The Women of _______ (a song not song)

Feb 13 – 17, 2019

Inspired by Euripides' The Women of Troy, The Women of _______ (a song not song) invites the audience to join nameless ghosts on a multilingual journey through poems and tales. As a partially-devised work collecting voices of historically marginalized peoples, the play explores trauma and our political and personal battles against ourselves. 

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Fortitude

Mar 5 – 15, 2019

Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Fortitude, a concert celebrating the enduring spirit of dance and the strength of those called to it as a field. Fortitude features work by renowned guest artists, faculty and students as well as the annual presentation of the Haruka Weiser Memorial Commission. 

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UTNT (UT New Theatre)

Mar 12 – 31, 2019

UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its twelfth season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many continuing on to be professionally produced across the country. 

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Flora Circular

Mar 12 – 31, 2019

When Flo has a psychotic break in her first year at college, her itinerant uncle Ira shows up believing he has the cure for her illness. Ten months later, Flo is hiding out in her mom’s shed while she rethinks life with a new diagnosis, her parents Harriet and Matthew are navigating their “unrequited” divorce and Ira is trying to help Flo recover with his own idea of treatment. Flora Circular is a darkly comic family drama that spans from Amherst to Istanbul and back in search of a cure for the past.

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30 Floods

Mar 12 – 31, 2019

What happens when a storm hits? Who leaves and who is left behind? And what happens when on the eve of your 30th Birthday? Do you go back to that small town that was flooded to see if you can find anything of your family, your past, or find the idea for your next best book? Telling the story of an unnamed usonian town devastated by floods, rebuilt by its inhabitants and exploited by its offspring, 30 Floods is an exploration of devastation, legacy and creation that asks what it means to be flooded, rebuild and turn 30.

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Three Shitty Sons

Mar 14 – 31, 2019

Three Shitty Sons is the story of three shitty sons who love the holidays, and in other news, they want their mother to hurry up and die already. Meanwhile, a frustrated narrator finds ways to insert herself into the family's dysfunction. This disheveled comedy is an homage to Our Town's theatrical examinations of life and afterlife.

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a place called the middle

Mar 26 – 31, 2019

Performed in collaboration with the audience, a place called the middle is a participatory journey to a mythical hometown called "the middle," a place where the earth moves so slowly that its inhabitants live for only half a day. The performance explores the idea of remembering, returning and reliving. Are we always traveling? How do we see and help each other in the middle of our own stories?

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