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School of Theatre + Dance Productions 2013-2014

Miss Witherspoon
Written by Christopher Durang; Directed by Kevin Marshall
In this often zany yet poignant comedy by Christopher Durang, a second chance at life is the last punishment Miss Witherspoon expected to receive after personally ending her first. Living life again and again until she gets it right, Miss Witherspoon’s journey is slyly bittersweet, entertaining, and ultimately hopeful in this wonderfully irreverent crazy-quilt fantasy.
September 20-29, 2013 | Black Box (McGuire Pavilion) | Sept. 20, 24-28 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 22 & 29 at 2:00 p.m. | $13-$17

Never the Sinner 
Written by John Logan; Directed by Ralf Remshardt
At the height of the Jazz Age, the nation was riveted by the first "trial of the century," when two young men of wealth and privilege stood accused of planning a heinous thrill killing simply to prove they could get away with it. Tony Award-winner John Logan's suspenseful play Never the Sinner charts the notorious case of Leopold and Loeb, a story rife with sexual intrigue and media sensationalism. Find out if superstar attorney Clarence Darrow will be able to save his unrepentant clients from the gallows...
October 4-13, 2013 | Black Box (McGuire Pavilion) | October 4, 8-12 at 7:30 p.m., October 6 & 13 at 2:00 p.m. | $13-$17.

Guys and Dolls 
Music & lyrics by Frank Loesser; Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows; Directed by Tony Mata
How far will Nathan Detroit go to maintain the “Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York”? In his attempt to secure the Biltmore Garage for his next game, Detroit tries to finagle an easily influenced high roller in a scheme involving the Salvation Army, hot box girls and an arranged romance in Cuba. One of Broadway’s biggest hits, this acclaimed musical comedy features music and lyrics by the incomparable Frank Loesser.
October 18-27, 2013 | Constans Theatre | Oct. 18-19, 22-26 at 7:30 p.m., October 20 & 27 at 2:00 p.m. | $13-$17

BFA Dance Showcase 
Presented by UF School of Theatre + Dance (College of Fine Arts)
Ric Rose, coordinator
Always new and always edgy, this showcase offers our student choreographers, guest artists, the amazing Dance For Life program, community choreographers and guest performers a delightful opportunity to present works of dance/theatre to the public. Senior BFA dance majors have the opportunity to present solos by guest artists as they prepare for the next stages of their dance careers post-graduation. Be sure to catch the innovative compositions by senior BFA dance majors and delight in the new and exciting world of emerging professional artists.
October 31-November 3, 2013 | McGuire Pavilion, Studio G-6 | Times TBA, $9

Agbedidi
Directed by Mohamed DaCosta
An annual highlight since 1995, Agbedidi spreads the promise of a long and prosperous life for African-influenced performance, all over the globe.  Featuring world-class musicians and guest artists, Agbedidi is a joyous celebration of dancing and drumming for audiences of all ages.  Performances on Friday and Saturday include World Dance selections from the New World School of the Arts in a diverse program of powerful dancing spanning countries and continents.
November 15-17, 2013 | Constans Theatre | Nov. 15-16 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 17 at 2:00 p.m. | $13-$17

Hobson’s Choice
Written by Harold Brighouse; Directed by Charlie Mitchell
Henry Hobson, the pompous owner of a boot shop, has his hands full with three unruly daughters.  Needing his eldest, Maggie, to run the business for him, he makes the mistake of telling her she’s past marrying age.  Chaos ensues when headstrong Maggie rebels and matches herself with Will Mossop, the shop’s finest but lowliest employee.  Playwright Harold Brighouse’s renowned play gives us a comic glimpse into the life of an English middle-class family in 1880 headed on a collision course with the social changes of the twentieth century.
February 8-16, 2014 | Constans Theatre | Feb. 8, 11-15 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9 & 16 at 2:00 p.m. | $13-$17

Dance 2014
Directed by Tzveta Kassabova
Witness the effervescence of dance in a stunning variety of physical feats by our award-winning dance faculty and students. Compelling cutting-edge choreography honors the enduring power of the dance program while it challenges, engages and inspires the imagination.
February 20-28, 2014 | Black Box (McGuire Pavilion) | Feb. 20-22, 25-28 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at 2:00 p.m. | $13-$17

Tribes
Written by Nina Raine; Directed by David Young
Billy’s hearing impairment doesn’t prevent him from hearing the arguments, criticisms and inside jokes of his unconventionally quirky parents. When he meets Sylvia, who teaches him sign language and opens his eyes to new perspectives, Billy realizes his culture and values don’t have to derive solely from his immediate family — but also from his extended family of the deaf community. A smart, lively, challenging play that questions forms of listening and wanting to be heard.
March 14-23, 2014 | Black Box (McGuire Pavilion) | March 14-15, 18-22 at 7:30 p.m., March 16 & 23 at 2:00 p.m. | $13-$17

Angels in America: Perestroika
Presented by UF School of Theatre + Dance (College of Fine Arts).
Written by Tony Kushner; Directed by Tim Altmeyer.
From award-winning Tony Kushner, screenwriter of Lincoln, Angels in America: Perestroika is part two of his epic play that confronts racial, civil and sexual rights in the age of Reagan and the dawning of AIDS. Told with anger, compassion and copious good humor, this now-American classic illustrates how we as a society arrived where we are now--and where we go next.
March 28-April 6, 2014 | Constans Theatre | March 28, April 1- 5 at 7:30 p.m., March 30, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. | $13-$17

Spring BFA Dance Showcase
Presented by the UF College of Fine Arts School of Theatre + Dance
Ric Rose, coordinator
Always new and always edgy, this showcase offers our student choreographers, guest artists, the amazing Dance For Life program, community choreographers and guest performers a delightful opportunity to present works of dance/theatre to the public. Senior BFA dance majors have the opportunity to present solos by guest artists as they prepare for the next stages of their dance careers post-graduation. Be sure to catch the innovative compositions by senior BFA dance majors and delight in the new and exciting world of emerging professional artists.
April 10-13, 2014 | McGuire Pavilion, G-6, Times TBA | $9

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