Saturday, August 20, 2016

ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre 2016 / 2017 Season

October 14 - 23, 2016
Written by the MFA Cohort
Directed by Kyra Jackson, Wyatt Kent and Phil Weaver-Stoesz

7:30 pm, Oct. 14 – 15, 20–22
2 pm, Oct. 16, 23
Lyceum Theatre

Who are these people we call “American”? Inspired by diversity and driven by necessity, “Out of Many” fights to find a shred of unity among a nation divided. Devised by the School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s MFA Theatre cohort, this world premiere features stories, images and ideas torn from the American zeitgeist, tempered by truth and offered with honesty.

October 28 - November 6, 2016
Written by Charise Castro Smith
Directed by Ricky Araiza

7:30 pm, Oct. 28–29 , Nov. 3–5
2 pm, Oct. 30, Nov. 6
Studio 133

As Chris struggles to make peace with the death of her mother, a new woman arrives in her home. So does a mysterious creature. “Feathers and Teeth” is a biting horror comedy, perfect for this Halloween season.

February 17 - 26, 2017
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kristin Hunt

7:30 pm, Feb. 17–18, 23–25
2 pm, Feb. 19, 26
Lyceum Theatre

Revenge, betrayal, violence and one very disturbing pie make “Titus Andronicus” Shakespeare’s goriest work. It tells the story of a Roman general whose unyielding patriotism draws him into a bloody cycle of revenge that is simultaneously graphic, poetic, comic and bizarre. This multi-sensory production engages audiences with the sights, sounds, smells and even the tastes of a deliciously grotesque tragedy.

March 24 - April 2, 2017
Written by Jaclyn Backhaus

7:30 pm, March 24–25, 30–31, April 1
2 pm, March 26, April 2
Paul V. Galvin Playhouse

The thrill seeker. The hunter. The young, naive adventurer. The old, quiet war vet. The one-armed captain. The alpha male who thinks he should be captain. In 1869, ten men in four boats set out on an expedition to map the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Based on John Wesley Powell’s journals chronicling the trip, “Men on Boats” retells this adventurous story of masculinity, ambition and legacy with a cast consisting of no cisgender male actors.

April 14 - 23, 2017
Written by Marvin González De León
Directed by Xanthia Walker

7:30 pm, April 14, 15, 20–22
2 pm, April 15, 23
Studio 133

When Vago’s absent father sends him on a quest to find his inheritance buried in the desert along the U.S./Mexico border, he hopes to find financial stability and leave his failures behind. But his mamá and his ex-girlfriend each feel they deserve the inheritance and follow after him into a haboob. From strange encounters with a drunken gravedigger to getting advice from a talking skeleton, anything is possible in this work of magical realism, a world premiere by ASU MFA playwright Marvin González De León.

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