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2015-2016 Mainstage Theatre

Date Time Performance Details
Oct 8-11

  Comedy You Can't Take It with You
by Moss Hart and George S. Kauffman
Directed by Jonathan Marks
1937. Depression. Dark clouds taking ominous forms in Europe. Not a good time for America.
And yet one of our national reactions was to depict the chaos of crumpling systems as zany comedy with absurd, unpredictable eruptions of hilarity: the Marx Brothers, Hellzapoppin', and on Broadway the debut of an American classic, Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's You Can't Take It With You.
The Sycamore family has dropped out of the rat race to pursue their passions: music, dance, stamp collecting, attending graduation ceremonies, making fireworks, love – whatever turns them on – and when they butt against the world of care and fear of what's to come, they prove to be the antidote for what ails humanity.
Pure pleasure is their goal, and it's what they've delivered ever since.

Nov 19-22   Drama Arcadia
Winner! 1995 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
Winner! 1994 Olivier Award for Best Play
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Bill Gelber

Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our lives.
Feb 25-27   Dance DanceTech: Capture
DanceTech: Capture features exciting choreographic work from our award-winning faculty, inspired by a person, event, or even a state of mind from history or our own personal lives. Each dance work essentially "captures" a moment in time.

Mar 2-6
 
  Drama The Pinsky Project
Conceived by Norman A. Bert
Based on Robert Pinsky's poem "Poem with Lines in Any Order"
Plays by Joshua Barrett, Norman Bert, Sharai Bohannon, Liz Castillo, Mark Charney, Arlene Hutton, David Kranes, Orada Lelanuja, Jared Strange, Jaston Williams, and Karen Wurl
Original music by Curtis Peoples.
Directed by Richard Corley

The Pinsky Project is a World Premiere about an American family, based on a poem by United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Eleven playwrights and a composer create snapshots that capture birth and romance, fear and courage, memory and desire, joy and heartbreak - moments of an American family album. An evening of both comedy and tragedy, THE PINSKY PROJECT is about shaping our present, altering our future, and memorializing our past. It is about the ceaseless change at the heart of our lives.
[PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE TO THE FIREHOUSE THEATRE, LHUCA]
Apr 28-
May 1;
May 5-8
  Musical Cabaret
Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Dean Nolen
Won 8 Tony Awards in 1967; won 4 Tony Awards in 1998 Revival
Ladies and Gentlemen...Willkommen to Berlin, 1931. Step inside the Kit Kat Klub and leave your cares behind. Relax. Outside, the world may be crumbling but in here...all is forgiven. Beautiful girls. Handsome boys. We will help you to forget your troubles. Drink, Dance, Escape. Willkommen...
     
Curtain times for Mainstage 2015-2016 plays are 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 PM on Sundays. There is no Sunday matinee of DanceTech: Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Performances for You Can't Take It with You, Arcadia, DanceTech, and Cabaret are in the Maedgen Mainstage Theatre (east entrance), located on 2812 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues. Performances for the Pinsky Project will be held at the Firehouse Theatre in the Louise Underwood Center for the Arts, located at 511 Avenue K. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information or email.

(All productions are pending availability and may be changed if rights are not available or for other reasons.)

2015-2016 Lab Theatre

Date Time Performance Details

Sept 28-Oct 4

 

COMEDY/DRAMA/METATHEATRE

WELL
by Lisa Kron
Directed by Amanda EspinozaWell is a semi-autobiographical play that sometimes throws away the fourth wall convention by directly addressing the audience. This award-winning plays asks the questions: "Why are some people sick and other people are well? Why are some people sick for years and years and other people are sick for a while but then they get better? What is the difference between those people?"  As the play begins to spin out of control, the answers are revealed full force to the main character as well as to the audience at large.

 

Nov 2-8

 

 ORIGINAL PLAY/COMEDY

CRAIGSLISTED
by Sharai Bohannon

Directed by Mackenzie Kennedy
A down-on-her-luck college student turns to the
Craigslist personals to make a living. Her interactions lead her to find out more about other people (and herself) than she ever wanted to know.

Feb 8-14

 

 DRAMA

Interior Panic: An Evening in the Mind of Tennessee Williams
by Tennessee Williams 
Directed by Clay MartinInterior Panic presents a collection of Tennessee Williams' shorter works as a cohesive evening of theatre.  Integrating music, imagery, and performance, these plays will explore the versatile and magical nature of Williams's unique, American voice.

Apr 4-10

 

 ORIGINAL PLAYS

Raider Red's One-Act Play Spectacular (RROAPS)

Original one-act plays by Texas Tech student playwrights

Apr 14-16

 

 ORIGINAL DANCES

Raider Red's Awesome Dance Spectacular (RRADS)

Original choreography by Texas Tech student choreographers

      Curtain times for Laboratory Theatre 2015-2016 plays are 8 PM Mondays through Saturdays and 2 PM on Sundays. Tickets are $10 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. All performances are in the Maedgen Laboratory Theatre (west entrance), located on 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

 Creative Movement Studio Concerts

Date Time Location Details

Nov 11-14

   

Fall Dance Festival
Original Dance Choreography by Texas Tech student choreographers

Curtain times for the Fall Dance Festival are 8 PM Thursday through Saturday; there is no Sunday matinee of the Fall Dance Festival. Tickets are $10 for individuals and $5 for students with a valid ID. All performances are at the Creative Movement Studio, located at the southwest corner of Akron and Glenna Goodacre Avenues. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

(All productions are pending availability and may be changed if rights are not available or for other reasons.)

Parking (click for map) will be available in the R-24 lot, northwest of the Creative Movement Studio.