Tickets Go on Sale 8/17 for CU Theatre & Dance's 2015-16 Season

Boulder, Colo. -- Single tickets go on sale Aug. 17 for the exciting 2015-16 University of Colorado Boulder Department of Theatre & Dance season, kicking off Sept. 18 in the Irey Theatre with "[UN] W.R.A.P.: Undoing Writing, Research and Performance" -- a living archive of original and established dance solos created by prominent contemporary African-American choreographers; and Tennessee Williams' career-defining memory play, "The Glass Menagerie," on Sept. 25 in the University Theatre.

Also included in the theater season are "Woyzeck: The Endless Cycle 1.0" (an original adaptation of Georg Buchner's "Woyzeck"), "The 39 Steps" by John Buchan in a hilarious adaption by Patrick Barlow, and Bock and Harnick's classic musical "Fiddler on the Roof"; as well as Shakespeare's probing "The Winter's Tale," Bob Carlton's hilarious "Return to the Forbidden Planet" and "Rabbit Hole" by David Lindsay-Abaire.

The dance lineup includes "Beautiful Human Lies" - an evening of new works by Rennie Harris, the world's foremost choreographer of hip-hop and street-dance theater; and "The Current," a showcase of works by CU faculty and Roser guest artist Faye Driscoll, a Bessie Award-winning choreographer and director who investigates new forms of theatrical experience. The season also features innovative dance performances by CU faculty, guest artists and students.


2015-2016 Theater:

"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Lindsay Weitkamp

Sept. 25 through Oct. 4

University Theatre

Tickets start at $18

"Woyzeck: The Endless Cycle 1.0"

An original adaptation of Georg Buchner's "Woyzeck"

by William Lewis with Charlie Biscotto

Directed by William Lewis

Oct. 21 through Oct. 25

Loft Theatre, University Theatre Building

Tickets start at $14

"The 39 Steps"

Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, based on the novel by John Buchan

Directed by Jack Menzies

Oct. 28 through Nov. 1

Acting Studio, University Theatre Building

Free tickets available one month prior to performance

"Fiddler on the Roof"

Music by Jerry Bock, book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Directed and choreographed by Gary John La Rosa, Roe Green Visiting Theatre Artist

Nov. 6 through Nov. 15

University Theatre

Tickets start at $22

"The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare

Directed by Lynn Nichols

Jan. 27 through Jan. 31

Loft Theatre, University Theatre Building

Tickets start at $14

"Return to the Forbidden Planet"

Musical by Bob Carlton

Directed by Cecilia Pang

March 4 through March 13

University Theatre

Tickets start at $22

"Rabbit Hole" by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Wesley Longacre

March 30 through April 3

Loft Theatre, University Theatre Building

Tickets start at $14

New Play Festival

Coordinated by Bud Coleman and Sarah Johnson

What are upcoming artists thinking about our world? Exciting new plays will each receive a reading and an audience talk-back.

April 6 through April 10

Acting Studio, University Theatre Building

Free tickets available one month prior to performance

2015-2016 Dance:

"[UN] W.R.A.P.: Undoing Writing, Research and Performance"

Building on nationally recognized choreographer, performer and researcher Gesel Mason's solo project "No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers," "[UN] W.R.A.P. No Boundaries" unpacks the complexity of Black Dance and its evolution. The symposium presents a diversity of dance by prominent African-American choreographers, alongside conversations about the historical and continuous impact of their work on the American cultural landscape.

Sept. 18 through Sept. 20

Irey Theatre

Tickets start at $14

"Round and Round Up and Down: The 31st-Century Child's Guide to Spirals or a Time Traveler's Bathroom Reader"

MFA Michelle Bernier's kid-friendly and adult-friendlier production romps through the imagination by way of science, mathematics, storytelling and dance.

Oct. 10 and Oct. 11

Fiske Planetarium

Tickets start at $10

"The Otherland"

In their MFA show, Bailey Anderson and Rosely Conz explore ideas of what it means to be a stranger in a space or land.

Oct. 16 through Oct. 18

Irey Theatre, University Theatre Building

Tickets start at $14

"un | covering me"

In their MFA show, Amanda Benzin and Samantha Salters explore how different socially constructed identities are absorbed, performed and placed on the body in American culture.

Nov. 13 through Nov. 15

Irey Theatre, University Theatre Building

Tickets start at $14

"FRESH"

An informal showcase of works by student choreographers.

Dec. 4 and Dec. 5

Irey Theatre, University Theatre Building

FREE

"Beautiful Human Lies"

A new hip-hop dance theater work created by Rennie Harris and performed by his Denver-based street-dance theater company, Grass Roots Project.

Feb. 12 through Feb. 14

Irey Theatre, University Theatre Building

Tickets start at $14

"Open Space"

Student-curated works.

March 4 through March 6

Irey Theatre, University Theatre Building

Tickets start at $14

"The Current"

A showcase of works by CU faculty and Roser guest artist Faye Driscoll.

April 15 through April 17

University Theatre

Tickets start at $18

"FRESH"

An informal showcase of works by student choreographers.

April 22 and April 23

Irey Theatre, University Theatre Building

FREE


Click here for more information on all our performances - including free shows featuring the work of talented undergraduate dancers, choreographers, directors, designers and actors. Call 303-492-8008 for tickets.

CU Presents offers the best in performing arts on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, including the Artist Series, the College of Music, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, CU Opera, the Holiday Festival, the Takács Quartet Chamber and Encore Series, and CU Theatre & Dance.

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