Directed by Mamie Green & Megan Paradowski
Performances: Oct 14th, 2022
Redlands University and Los Angeles based dance theatre company Volta will present the world premiere of “BITE II,” an exploration of the prison of femininity, the beauty industrial complex, and rebellion. Drawing from classical mythologies, pop culture, and the performers’ own experiences, BITE II imagines a world where women are driven to madness, lose control, and set themselves free. What does it mean to be free in a world where we are our own surveillance? “BITE II” invites audiences to live out fantasies of liberation.
Directed by Allison Scarlet Jaye
Performances: Oct 27-30, 2022
Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is a bold and moving play by Sarah DeLappe. Featuring female-presenting characters (comprised of nine adolescents and one briefly-seen adult), The Wolves chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a soccer team somewhere in suburban America as they prepare for their games. The players, each only referred to by their team number, discuss everything from genocide to menstrual cycles to drugs to boys (and girls!) to literature to each other. This group of individuals seem indistinguishable at first but quickly become identifiable and different. Funny, shocking, and emotional, The Wolves is a ferocious look at a group of young people coming of age in society today.
Appropriate for high school age and older. Some content may be sensitive for younger people.
Saturday 10/29 at 7:30pm will have an ASL interpreter available for deaf & hard of hearing patrons. Please email email@example.com if you are attending and would like to utilize these interpreters.View Program
Directed by THA 310 Directing Class students
Performances: November 19th, 2022 @ 7:30pm
1 night only! A wonderful mix of five amazing 10 minute plays! Different styles and genres. Some comedic, some dramatic, something for everybody!
Directed by Gregory Ramos
Musical Direction by Joe Modica
Performances: March 10th-12th, 2023 & March 18th-19th, 2023
One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. It’s one of the signal achievements of the American musical theater of the last fifty years, and the high-water mark of Sondheim’s remarkable contributions to the American Theatre. Appropriate for high school age and older. Please be advised the play contains theatrical depictions of murder and violence.View Program
Created by graduating Senior Theatre and Theatre Business majors
Performances: April 15th-16th, 2023
Three actors attempt one of the largest theatrical feats of all time—to perform all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in one performance. Full of chaos and comedy, Complete Works is a thrilling play that shows the fun and captivating art that is the writing of William Shakespeare.View Program
After almost 30 years of teaching & directing plays at the U of R, Theatre Arts faculty member, Chris Beach directs his final production.
Considered Beckett’s masterwork, Waiting for Godot, is a meditation on the nature of existence. One of the most important and enigmatic plays of the 20th century, it shines a brilliant light on the times we are in today.
The production features seasoned performers, local luminaries Terry Donovan Smith, Steve Morics, Renata Quijada, Chad Sweeney—and introduces Liam Sweeney!
Please join us for an evening of unforgettable theatre. This remarkable production will stay with you forever!
We will have a post-show talkback with cast & creatives immediately following these performances: