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Current Season

1819seasonDue to the construction of our new building, the School of Theatre and Dance will produce the 2018-2019 season in site-specific and found spaces throughout Lubbock.  We will produce in well-known venues like LHUCA and the National Ranching Heritage Center, and lesser known venues like the Texas Tech Equestrian Center.  We will even have a production in the parking lot at McGavock Nissan. Join us for our adventurous 2018-2019 season.

2018-2019 SEASON

beautyqueenOf Beauty Queens and Childhood Dreams
By Michelle Benson
Directed by Kevan Dunkelberg
Christine DeVitt Icehouse | 511 Ave. K

September 24-30, 2018
Curtain Time: 7:30p Mon-Sat; 2p Sun

Of Beauty Queens and Childhood Dreams is set in 1932's Hollywood and follows Emma Jane, a young woman who wins the prize of a lifetime, a contract to a Hollywood studio. In her journey to success, she finds that she is more important than her dreams.

P2PHands on a Hardbody
Book by Doug Wright; Lyrics by Amanda Green
Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
Directed by Ronald Dean Nolen
McGavock Nissan | 6312 Milwaukee Ave.

October 15-21, 2018
Curtain Time: 7:30p Mon-Sat; 2p Sun

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. Inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name.

nether
Passing
By Dipika Guha
Directed by Jesse Jou
Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery | 511 Ave K

October 29 – Nov 1; Nov 3 – 4
Curtain Time: 7:30p Mon-Thur; 2p and 7:30p Sat; 2p Sun; No Friday performance

On an imagined island ruled by the British empire, ill-matched English expatriates Clara and Sidney live protected lives, isolated from the Indigenous population. That is, until a young girl, bloody and brutalized, appears on their property. Passing is a poetic and impressionistic drama, confronting the horrors of colonialism and chronicling a history that resists erasure.

little womenFall Dance Festival
Fall Dance Festival is an evening of original dance pieces by Texas Tech University student choreographers.
Creative Movement Studio | TTU Campus

November 14-17, 2018
Curtain Time: 7:30p Wed-Sat

dancetechElephant's Graveyard
By George Brant
Directed by Linda Donahue
TTU Equestrian Center | 5712 CR 1500

November 29-December 2, 2018
Curtain Time: 7:30p Thur-Sat; 2p Sun

Elephant's Graveyard is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.

bellevilleBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Book by Alex Timbers; Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Lauren Carlton
National Ranching Heritage Center | 3121 4th

February 4-10, 2019
Curtain Time: 7:30p Mon-Sat; 2p Sun

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a blend of historical fact and fabrication that chronicles the rise of America's seventh president from his boyhood spent in the wild frontier to his contentious term in the White House. Set in the early 19th century, the rock musical with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and book by Alex Timbers explores Jackson's militaristic, populist, and Native American policies that would forever change the landscape of the United States.

n2nDanceTech 2019
Choreography by Texas Tech Dance Faculty
CASP – 5&J Gallery | 602 Ave. J

February 28 – Mar 2, 2019
Curtain Time: 7:30p Thur-Sat

Dance Tech 2019 will focus on site-specific work by Faculty and guest artists. We will explore and present work in non-proscenium environments in order to discover, engage and present unexpected story telling opportunities. The consideration of unique environments will feed the choreography and alter audience perspective on both space and the experience of dance.

passionplayRROAPS/RRADS (Raider Red's One-Act Play Spectacular/Raider Red's Awesome Dance Spectacular)
An evening of one-act plays and choreography by Texas Tech University students.
Creative Movement Studio | TTU Campus

April 1-6, 2019
Curtain Time: 7:30p Mon-Fri; 2p & 7:30p Sat

cantervilleCanterville
Conceived and Directed by Randall Rapstine
Tech Terrace Home | 3120 20th St.

April 29 – May 5, 2019
Curtain Time: 7:30p Mon-Sat; 2p Sun

Canterville is a site-specific, immersive theatre experience inspired by Oscar Wilde's classic comic ghost story. Set in the haunted Victorian mansion Canterville Chase, young Virginia Otis and her family encounter centuries-old specter Sir Simon de Canterville, an arrogant ham of a ghost who leads them on a comic yet terrifying investigation of gender, sexuality, and horror. Combining physical theatre, dance, music and the thrills of a haunted house, Canterville will immerse audiences into a provocative, scary, beautiful and fun journey that explores the transformative power of art.


CURTAIN TIME: Curtain times will vary for each production based on the availability of the venue. 

LOCATIONS: Performance locations will vary for each production.  Check performance locations above or contact the box office. The box office is located in the Maedgen Mainstage Theatre (east entrance), at 2812 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues.  By phone: 806-742-3603 By email: Theatre and Dance Box Office

HOW MUCH?: Tickets are $15 for individuals; $10 for faculty/staff; $5 for students with a valid ID. Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Tickets for RROAPS/RRADS are $5 for individuals; free for faculty/staff and TTU students with a valid student ID.

TICKETS: Call (806) 742-3603 or buy online.

(All productions are pending availability and are subject to change.)