Current Season

UVA Drama 2019/2020 Season

Lungs

by Duncan Macmillan

Directed by Dave Dalton
October 3 & 4 at 8pm, October 5 at 2pm, October 10 – 12 at 8pm
Helms Theatre

This current and edgy play gives voice to a generation faced with the challenges of the 21st Century. The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny environmental drama that follows a couple through the lifecycle of their relationship as they navigate profound love and pain, and grapple with questions of family, change, hypocrisy, and hope. (Mature Themes)

Fall Dance Concert

Kim Brooks Mata, Artistic Director
November 7 – 9 at 8pm
Culbreth Theatre

Each semester the Dance Program presents eclectic, provocative and engaging choreographic works by students, faculty and guest artists.

She Kills Monsters

by Qui Nguyen

Directed by Marianne Kubik
November 14 – 16 and November 20 – 23 at 8pm
Ruth Caplin Theatre

Following the sudden death of her teenage sister, Agnes stumbles upon a Dungeons & Dragons notebook that may have served as Tilly’s fantastical refuge from reality. Now, with Tilly gone, the only way for Agnes to learn about the sister she never really knew may be to track down a Dungeon Master and step into the game herself. Full of ogres and dragons and swordplay, this high-octane adventure pays homage to fantasy role-playing games, finding our own truth, and the warrior in us all. (Mature Content)

New Works Festival

Produced by Dave Dalton and Doug Grissom
February 27 - 29 and March 3 - 5 at 8pm
Helms Theatre

This festival, supported by an Arts Enhancement Grant from the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts, features the creative work of UVA students. Past festivals have highlighted playwrights, screenwriters, choreographers, devisers, directors and filmmakers in collaboration with performing artists, musicians, sound designers, scenic designers, costume designers, digital media designers and lighting designers. (Mature Content)

Once Upon A Mattress

Music by Mary Rodgers, Lyrics by Marshall Barer,
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

Directed by Amanda McRaven
March 26 – 28 at 8pm and April 2 – 4 at 8pm
Culbreth Theatre

If you thought you knew the story of The Princess and The Pea, prepare for a definitely-not-classic surprise of songs and shenanigans. This irreverent musical spin on Hans Christian Anderson’s tale features a muscular moat-swimming princess who goes to herculean lengths to win the hand of Prince Dauntless. Everyone in the court (forbidden to wed until the prince is married off) is anxious for a successful royal match. Everyone, that is, except the evil overbearing queen mother unwilling to cut the imperial apron strings. (Mature Content)

Spring Dance Concert

Kim Brooks Mata, Artistic Director
April 16 – 18 at 8pm
Ruth Caplin Theatre

Each semester the Dance Program presents eclectic, provocative and engaging choreographic works by students, faculty and guest artists.

Virginia Players Lab Series

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