Department Productions 2019-2020

Fall 2019

New Works Festival

Three New Plays by University of Redlands Students

Cassandra by Leigh Kilgus
Kate and Jerry Taste Like Sherbert by Syd Kilroy
The Three Graces by Celeste Ollivier 

Directed by Forrest Hartl

Glenn Wallichs Theatre
October 25, 2019: 7 p.m.
October 26 & 27, 2019: 2 p.m.

**The New Works Festival scripts are appropriate for high school age and older. This production contains adult language, adult situations, and depicted violence - please see the theatre staff for more information.**

She Kills Monsters
By Qui Nguyen

Through the discovery of her dead sister’s Dungeons and Dragons journal, Agnes learns that Tilly was as extraordinary in her real life as she was in her fantasy life. This high-octane dramatic comedy, chock full of homicidal fairies, evil ogres, and 90’s pop culture celebrates the geek warrior in all of us.

Directed by Stelle Salsbery (Johnston Center for Integrative Studies Senior)

November 15, 2019: 7 p.m.
November 16, 2019: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
November 17, 2019: 2 p.m.

Check out Stelle Salsbery's directorial debut in the Bulldog Blog:


Spring 2020

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds
By Paul Zindel

Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

The poetic power of science crashes into the damaged and dysfunctional household of a mother, two daughters, and an ancient boarder, and restores the potential of this family to heal.

Directed by Sophia Morrow (Theatre Arts Senior)

February 14, 2020: 7 p.m.
February 15, 2019: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
February 16: 2 p.m.

By David Auburn

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all; How much of her father's madness--or genius--will she inherit?

An immersive theatre in the round.

Directed by Anna Klein (Theatre Arts Senior)

Suspended as of March 17, 2020.

Celebrando Fornés

Join the Theatre Arts Department on April 2nd and 4th for Celebrando Fornés– A 2-night celebration of the 9-time Obie award-winning Cuban American Artist Maria Irene Fornés. This inaugural celebration of under-recognized artists will include: tortilla making, her documentary, The Rest I Make Up, a traditional Cuban meal, and a staged reading of her award-winning piece The Conduct of Life

Celebrando Fornés was born out of a desire to spread the work and story of the life of a revolutionary artist of color, and share with others her great work on the American Stage. For that reason, this Celebration is free and open to every and anyone who'd like to experience Fornés' work.

Event Curator / Director of the Conduct of Life: Gabriel Rodriguez (THA Junior)

Suspended as of March 17, 2020.