UVA Drama and Dance 2022-2023 Season
Sense and Sensibility
by Kate Hamill
based on the novel by Jane Austen
directed by Marianne Kubik
Ruth Caplin Theatre
October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 8:00pm
“I wish as well as everybody else to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else it must be in my own way.”
This boldly playful adaptation of Jane Austen’s first novel follows the Dashwood sisters after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. In this comic debate between prudence and passion, Elinor and Marianne must publicly manage their love affairs amid a gossip-obsessed 18th-century England. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
Please be advised that this play contains potentially distressing topics. For detailed information please read the content warning HERE.
Fall Dance Concert
Kim Brooks Mata Producer and Artistic Director
November 17, 18, 19 at 8:00pm
Direct to You! An evening of student-directed plays
Produced by Dave Dalton & Doug Grissom
February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8:00pm
Intrepid undergraduate directors take the lead in this evening of short plays.
A Musical Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub
Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Directed by Dave Dalton
Music Direction by Kristin Baltes
March 30, 31 and April 1, 5, 6, 7 at 8:00pm
"Oh, disguise, you are the Devil's blessing.”
Featuring an original jazz-funk score by Shaina Taub, this rousing musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy follows twins Viola and Sebastian, separated in a shipwreck. When Viola disguises herself as a boy to become Duke Orsino’s servant, she falls for Orsino, who’s fallen for Countess Olivia, who falls for Cesario, who is actually Viola. This tale of mistaken identities, viewed through a contemporary lens, celebrates true self, true love, and the spirit of community.