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UGA Theatre closes 2017-2018 season with Shakespeare’s Othello

Posted 4 months 4 days ago
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“The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.” Thus speaks the Duke to Desdemona’s father Brabantio in Othello, thus UGA Theatre closes their season with one of the Bard's best:

Shakespeare’s “Othello,” widely regarded as one the greatest masterpieces of English literature, is a meditation on the nature of cruelty and envy. Othello, a valiant and renowned general, has earned the love and respect of the state he serves—and more importantly that of Desdemona, whom he secretly marries. But his most trusted friend and advisor,...

UGA Theatre examines the Asian-American experience with BFE

Posted 5 months 1 day ago
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Beginning Tuesday March 20, UGA Theatre presents “BFE” by Julia Cho, directed by professor Farley Richmond:

Panny is an ordinary 14-year-old Korean American girl living in a typical suburb, but not everything is as idyllic as it first appears. Her low self esteem is exacerbated when her agoraphobic mother offers plastic surgery to soften her Asian features as a birthday present. Panny’s world constricts around itself, tightening with each passing moment, her only solace coming from a Korean pen pal and a potential romance on the other end of a misdialed phone call. While Panny...

UGA Theatre presents DETROIT

Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago
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Directed by professor George Contini, UGA Theatre presents Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit, in which an all-American backyard barbeque turns into a menacing affair when mysterious new neighbors upend the lives of an average couple, beginning this weekend:

Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit examines the American state of mind – the obsessiveness of our deep ontological need to define who we are in terms of position, class, consumption, race, and gender roles. D’Amour’s characters all suffer from classic existential angst. They’ve lost sight of what it means to “be in the world” because the world has...

UGA Theatre presents "Cabaret"

Posted 9 months 1 week ago
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The Tony Award-winning musical detailing the lives of an aspiring novelist and a wannabe starlet looking for love in 1920’s Berlin under the rising shadow of Nazism, "Cabaret" continues through this weekend at the Fine Arts Theatre:

Based on Christopher Isherwood’s semi-autobiographical novella "Sally Bowles," Cabaret creates a chilling portrait of life in Germany under the rising shadow of Nazism. The vibrant characters, including the sensitive ex-patriate British writer Cliff and the beguiling, free-spirited British Cabaret singer Sally Bowles, become increasingly entangled in...

UGA Theatre presents The Last Witch

Posted 10 months 2 weeks ago
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Continuing tonight and running through Sunday October 1, UGA Theatre presents The Last Witch:

Set in northern Scotland in 1727, The Last Witch is based on the historical account of Janet Horne, the last person to be legally tried and executed for witchcraft in the British Isles. After being scorned and ridiculed, the eccentric widow (played by Anna Pieri) chooses to capitalize on the circulating rumors that she possesses supernatural abilities. The community’s growing fear places the lives of Janet and her teenage daughter Helen (Melanie Sheahan) at risk. Written by Rona Munro and...

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