University Theatre’s upcoming season will feature seven performances, including an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice.
To kick off the season, a performance of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley will be held in the Fine Arts Building’s Cellar Theatre. The drama, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award in 2005, will be performed at 8 p.m. Sept. 19-20, 24-27 and at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29. This play focuses on Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, who becomes convinced that the popular, young Father Flynn has had improper relations with one of the male students. Tickets are $16, $12 for students.
In October, Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, which was translated and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi, will be performed in the Cellar Theatre. This high-flung and low-brow comedy about a hungry servant who hatches a scheme to double his wages-and his meals-will be performed Oct. 7-11, 13 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $7 for students.
Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, will be at the Fine Arts Theatre Nov. 7-8, 13-16 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. This new adaptation captures the fire and wit of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Tickets are $16, $12 for students.
In early February, Bray’s Plays, an evening of short plays written by John P. Bray, will be performed in the Seney-Stovall Theatre. The show is a smorgasbord of quirky, short plays with subtle twists featuring honest characters making human connections. The poignant, wry humor of UGA’s own Off-Off-Broadway playwright makes these deceptively simple plays a favorite with theater-lovers around the country. Bray’s Plays will run Feb. 4-9 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $7 for students.
Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage will be performed at the Cellar Theatre Feb. 20-22, 25-28 and March 1 at 8 p.m. It also will be performed March 2 at 2:30 p.m. Set in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas, in 1898, this play by one of the leading African-American female playwrights, portrays the lengths to which a group of women must go to sustain their family on the frontier. Tickets are $16, $12 for students.
In late March, a play about an arrogant ruler who scorns a new god-who happens to be his cousin-and is torn apart by his own god-crazed mother will be shown. The Bacchae by Euripides will be performed in the Cellar Theatre March 25-30 at 8 p.m. and March 30 at 2:30 p.m. This mythical family’s tragedy parallels the decline of a great democracy, torn apart by factional strife as well as seemingly endless wars. Tickets are $12, $7 for students.
Spring Awakening will be shown at the Fine Arts Theatre April 10-12, 15-18 at 8 p.m. and April 13, 19 at 2:30 p.m. The musical, which is based on the play by Frank Wedekind and had its book and lyrics done by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is a fusion of morality, sexuality and rock ‘n’ roll that explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion theater-goers will never forget. Tickets are $16, $12 for students.