University Theatre

Jane Eyre

Posted 1 year 9 months ago

University Theatre presents an extraordinary new take on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre: 

the classic Victorian tale of Jane Eyre (performed by Brittney Harris, a second year MFA acting major from Norfolk, VA), an orphan who becomes a governess and falls in love with the estate’s owner, Mr. Rochester (John Terry, a second year MFA acting major from Elko, NV), who hides a mysterious madwoman named Bertha (Brandy Sexton, a senior theatre and English education major from Loganville, GA) in his attic. Directed by David Crowe, Polly Teale’s play focuses on the private lives of Jane and...

University Theatre presents Sweeney Todd

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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Music and murder are on the menu for University Theatre’s final production of the season, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, directed by George Contini. 

Performances will be in the Fine Arts Theatre April 14-15, 20-23 at 8 p.m. and April 17 & 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16, $12 for students, and can be purchased at, by phone at 706-542-4400, or in-person at the Performing Arts Center or Tate Center box office.

Since winning 8 Tony Awards in 1979, including Best Musical, Sweeney Todd has shocked...

Machiavelli's The Mandrake

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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University Theatre and director T. Anthony Marotta present a new twist on an old tale of desire and deception:

The play revolves around characters pursuing their desires by any means necessary: Callimaco (played by Drew Atkinson) years for the beautiful Lucrezia (played by Kileigh Adams), a virtuous young woman married to foolish old Calfucci (played by Hannah Klevesahl). Calfucci is desperate for an heir while Lucrezia’s mother, Sostrata (played by Ellen Briggs) is equally desperate to be a grandmother. With the aid of Timoteo the greedy priest (played by Anna Pieri), Calfucci...

Fires in the Mirror

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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Racial tensions boil over in the University Theatre production about the 1991 race riots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn:

It's about what happened in a neighborhood with two groups living strictly separate lives: Orthodox Hasidic Jews and African and Caribbean Americans. It was a tense coexistence until a rabbi’s motorcade ran over a couple of black children, killing one. A few hours later, a visiting Jewish scholar was stabbed to death in revenge by angry young men. Then the entire neighborhood erupted into rioting and violence for three days. 

Playwright Anna Deavere...

University Theatre presents historical drama Mrs. Packard

Posted 2 years 10 months ago
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Written by Tony-nominated, Peabody and Obie Award-winner Emily Mann, Mrs. Packard is set in an asylum where abuses are perpetrated on the inmates and the sane ones must rely on their own mental strength and the kindness of others to survive:

Based on historical events, Mrs. Packard tells the story of a woman wrongly committed to an insane asylum by her husband, a strictly devout Calvinist minister, because she disagrees with his theology – publicly. 

“A key part of the University Theatre mission is to introduce audiences to amazing plays they wouldn’t otherwise get to see,”...