DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND THEATRE
2017-18 Theatre Program Productions

Almost, Maine
Almost, Maine

by John Cariani

Wednesday-Thursday, October 18-19 at 7pm
Friday, October 20 at 3pm

Saturday, October 21 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 22 at 2pm

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised.  Hearts are broken.  Love is lost, found, and confounded.  And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. see show poster



A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen

Wednesday & Thursday, November 15 & 16 at 7pm
Friday, November 17 at 3pm
Saturday, November 18 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 19 at 2pm

Nora loves her husband above everything.  But when she risks her reputation in order to save him, the consequences force her to examine her devotion, and she finds herself struggling for her own life.  see show poster


For both productions listed above:
Advance tickets: $15 general public / $10 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $20 general public / $15 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff


Hair
Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot

Thursday, March 22 at 7pm
Friday, March 23 at 3pm
Saturday, March 24 at 7pm

Sunday, March 25 at 2pm

Advance tickets: $18 general public / $15 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $20 general public / $18 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff

Celebrating the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded, and fringed glory, this infectiously energetic rock musical includes the songs “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine,” “I Got Life,” and “Let the Sunshine In.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility, and peace, HAIR vividly examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.



Southern Haunt

Monday, April 2 at 7:30pm
Free admission

Written by resident playwright Kathryn Walat, this spooky-sexy Southern gothic play set in Savannah is presented as a work-in-progress staged reading by professional actors in conjunction with the New York State Writers Institute’s Authors Theatre series.  The reading will be followed by a Q&A with the playwright and director Portia Krieger permitting audiences an opportunity to participate in the creative process.  Cosponsored by the Jarka and Grayce Burian Endowment and the New York State Writers Institute



Fresh Acts: A Festival of New Plays

Thursday, April 19 at 8pm
Friday, April 20 at 3pm
Saturday, April 21at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, April 22 at 2pm


Advance tickets: $15 general public / $10 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $20 general public / $15 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff

This series of staged readings features the work of emerging playwrights, explores the freshest topics and issues and is followed by an audience talkback with Resident Playwright, Kathryn Walat.