Theatre Production

Performance: Sweeney Todd

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is a dark and grisly comedy, set in 19th century London. It tells the story of a barber who exacts revenge on the judge and the town that unjustly exiled by murdering his customers — and using them as the secret ingredient for wildly popular meat pies.

By Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. Since winning 8 Tony Awards in 1979, including Best Musical, Sweeney Todd has shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. April 14-16, 20-23 at 8 p.m.; April 24 at 2:30 p.m

Fires in the Mirror

University Theatre presents "Fires in the Mirror" by Anna Deavere Smith, directed by David Saltz. "Fires in the Mirror" tells the true story of a conflict between the African American and Hassidic Jewish communities who live side-by-side in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. In August 1991, a car in a motorcade carrying the Hassidic rabbi struck and killed a young black boy from a Guyanan family, and a few hours later a visiting Jewish scholar from Australia, unaware the accident had occurred, was stabbed to death in revenge.

Mrs. Packard

Written by Emily Mann. Directed by Joelle Re Arp-Dunham.
University Theatre Studio Series
Elizabeth Packard's husband commits her to an asylum, without proof of insanity, in 1861. Based on historical events, Emily Mann’s play tells of one woman’s struggle to right a system gone wrong in this winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award. Tickets are $12, $7 for students. The show will be performed Oct. 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18 at 8 p.m. An additional matinee performance will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 18.

A Behanding in Spokane

Written by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Kristin Kundert.

A man has been searching for his missing left hand for a quarter century. Enter two bickering lovebirds with a hand to sell and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire for a hilarious roller coaster of love, hate, desperation, and hope. 

Production runs September 24-25, 27, 29-30, October 1-2 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12, $7 for students.


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