TheatreUNCA Mainstage Season

                

                                 We have another exciting season for you.

  

In honor of the 80th anniversary of its original broadcast, TheatreUNCA is proud to present:

 

War of the Worlds

 

According to Orson Welles, the original broadcast caused panic from coast to coast. He claimed many of the listeners really thought the world was under attack from Mars.

Did the 1938 radio broadcast really cause a nationwide panic? Come join us in Belk Theatre and you decide.

"War of the Worlds the 1938 Radio Script" by Howard E. Koch will be performed live at the Belk Theatre on the UNCA campus September 28th and 29th at 7:30pm (doors will open at 7pm), and again at midnight on September 29th (doors will open at 11:30pm).

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com).

General Admission tickets are $12

Faculty/Senior tickets $10

Students/OLLI Students $7

Ticket prices do not include taxes and fees.

"So terrifying in its accounts of invading Martians wielding deadly heat-rays that it is remembered like no other radio programme." - BBC News Magazine

"War of the Worlds remains vibrantly alive in the American consciousness." - Indiewire

 

Next up with be "Metamorphoses" based on the Myths of Ovid. Written by and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman. 

Our Senior Drama Department students are in charge of this production, with faculty operating as advisors/mentors. Grace Siplon will be directing, other senior students will make up the entire design team.

Shell with play title, dates and director

"METAMORPHOSES" is produced by special arrangement with Bruce Ostler, BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York,  NY  10036.

Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis, has this to say about their production:

"“Metamorphoses” condenses Ovid’s epic and selects the most powerful myths to illustrate the theme of change. The gods, though “not altogether unkind,” exert their influence on the mortal world by dramatically interfering with the lives of humans.

From Midas to Orpheus, and from Alcyone to Baucis, mortals undergo various metamorphoses, or physical changes, which reflect their internal traits. Hubris is punished, while charity and love are rewarded. To stress the timeless nature of these myths, some take place in antiquity, while others have anachronistic references to better tie their stories to today. These myths, however, offer more than just simple morals like the importance of humility and piety. “Metamorphoses” also shows why myths themselves retain importance and relevance."

http://www.studlife.com/cadenza/2010/04/26/theater-review-metamorphoses-...

Performances November 15th, 16th and 17th at 7:30pm, and November 18th at 2:00pm.

General Admission tickets are $12

Faculty/Senior tickets $10

Students/OLLI Students $7

Ticket prices do not include taxes and fees.

AUDITIONS FOR OUR FALL SHOWS WILL BE HELD THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES. AUGUST 22ND & 23RD, 6PM - 10PM.

A SIGN UP SHEET WILL BE POSTED ON THE BELK PRODUCTION BOARD INSIDE BELK THEATRE ON AUGUST 20TH. SCRIPTS ARE ON RESERVE FOR A TWO HOUR CHECKOUT AT RAMSEY LIBRARY. AUDITIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL UNCA STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL SUZIE AT 828.251.6610.

 

In the Spring we'll bring you some more excitement.

First up will be a One Act doubleheader of adsurdity.

"The Bald Soprano", an absurdist comedy by Eugene Ionesco and "The Room", Harold Pinter's first play, written and first produced in 1957.

Performances Feb. 28th, March 1st and 2nd at 7:30pm and March 3rd at 2pm. More about this production to come.

General Admission tickets are $12

Faculty/Senior tickets $10

Students/OLLI Students $7

Ticket prices do not include taxes and fees.

Siti Company

Our final production of the season will be an original piece. Leon Ingulsrud, Co-Artistic Director at the acclaimed SITI Company, has taught workshops and at universities all over the world. He holds an MFA in directing from Columbia University. Leon will be in residence collaborating with our student actors and designers to create an original piece we hope to enter in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2019. Click on The Siti Company logo to find out more about them.

 

Public performances of the piece will be April 18th, 19th and 20th at 7:30pm and April 21st at 2:00pm.

General Admission tickets are $12

Faculty/Senior tickets $10

Students/OLLI Students $7

Ticket prices do not include taxes and fees.

Twenty-five Meditations on SITI Company’s Theater Piece No. 1