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2016-17 Season


James Joyce’s THE DEAD
Book by Richard Nelson, Music by Shaun Davey
Directed by Michael Malek Najjar
Robinson Theatre: MUSICAL

November 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8pm, 13 at 2pm

Winner! 200 Tony Award for Best Musical Book

Adapted from Joyce’s literary masterpiece set in 1904,

the last and best known of the short stories collected

in Dubliners, this intimate musical portrays a homespun

Yuletide party with Irish music, dancing, food, drink and

good fellowship. Sparkling songs, many of them traditional

sounding Irish melodies that are performed as entertainment

by the partygoers, are all original.

Check out the “The Dead” in the Register-Guard Article “Uniquely Irish”

View Director Michael Najjar’s Interview with UO Today

The Dead Video Advertisement:

The Emperor of the Moon
by Aphra Behn
Directed by J.K. Rogers
Hope Theatre:

January 26, 27, 28, February 2, 3, 4, at 8pm, 5 at 2pm

A Restoration farce written by Aphra Behn in 1687, based

on Italian commedia dell’arte. Behn’s second most

known play (after The Rover), with a fun plot and musical

accompaniment – spectacular, timeless entertainment.

Register Guard Review

New Voices (Playwriting Contest Winners)

Two Shows: On the Street Where We Used to Live and The Fruit Stand
Directed by Joseph Gilg
Hope Theatre

March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 8pm, 19 at 2pm

Register Guard Review

Register Guard Article

Cinderella Waltz
by Don Nigro
Directed by Chryss Allaback
Robinson Theatre: Romantic Comedy

April 28, 29 May 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8pm, May 7 at 2pm

Rosey Snow is trapped in a fairy tale world that is by

turns funny and a little frightening, with her stepsisters

Goneril and Regan, her demented stepmother, her lecherous

father, a bewildered Prince, a fairy godmother who

sings salty old sailor songs, a troll and a possibly homicidal

village idiot. This play investigates the archetypal

origins of the world’s most popular fairy tale, contrasting

the familiar and charming Perrault version with the darker,

more ancient and disturbing tale recorded by the brothers

Grimm. Grotesque farce and romantic fantasy blend

in a fairy tale for adults.


Mr. Burns

by Anne Washburn

Directed by Tricia Rodley
Hope Theatre

June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 8pm, 11 at 2pm

Winner! 2015 Whiting Award

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors begin

to piece together the plot of “The Simpsons” episode

“Cape Feare” from memory. 7 years later, this and other

snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles,

and pop songs) have become the live entertainment

of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold

onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends

from which new forms of performance are created.

An exciting exploration of how the pop culture of one era

might evolve into the mythology of another.

On Saturday June 10th, there’ll be a Talk-Back following the performance with the Director, cast members, and special guest Dasa Zeithamova, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, whose research interest includes cognitive-neuroscience and memory. For more information on Dasa Zeithamova

Mr. Burns in the media:

Mr. Burns Podcast:

Register Guard Preview!

Article in Around the O

Article in the Daily Emerald





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