DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND THEATRE
2018-19 Theatre Program Productions


Godspell

Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music & Lyrics By Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Karla Kash

Wednesday & Thursday, October 17 & 18 at 7pm
Friday, October 19 at 3pm
Saturday, October 20 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 21 at 2pm

A troupe of actors helps Jesus Christ stage parables with games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comedic timing. Written by the creator of “Wicked,” this musical reminds us of the importance of kindness, tolerance and love. more info

Advance tickets: $20 general public / $17 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $25 general public / $22 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff



A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Kim Stauffer

Wednesday & Thursday, November 14 & 15 at 7pm
Friday, November 16 at 3pm
Saturday, November 17 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 18 at 2pm

In the sweltering heat of New Orleans, Blanche, a fading Southern belle, arrives mysteriously at her sister and brutish brother-in-law’s doorstep. Colliding with their volatile marriage, Blanche grasps after her own crumbling reality. This Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic is a riveting story of fate, desire, and desperation in the pursuit of happiness. more info

Advance tickets: $17 general public / $12 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $22 general public / $17 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff


Our Country's Good
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Chad Larabee

Timberlake Wertenbaker and Chad LarabeeThursday, March 7 at 7pm
Friday, March 8 at 3pm
Saturday, March 9 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, March 10 at 2pm

A boat full of murderers, thieves and marine officers arrive on the shores of Australia. There, an ambitious young lieutenant is set the task of directing a cast of convicts in a play. A true story of the first convict colony, this extraordinary work is about the value of the theatre and the redemptive power of art. more info

Advance tickets: $17 general public / $12 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $22 general public / $17 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff



Talkin' to This Chick Sippin' Magic Potion
by James Anthony Tyler
Directed by Laura Savia

James Anthony Tyler and Laura Savia Monday, March 25 at 7:30pm

This staged reading by professional actors is a work-in-progress showing of James Anthony Tyler's play set in a Harlem penthouse where an African American lesbian couple must navigate the complexities of modern romance amidst an angry teenage daughter, a confused ex-husband, the pressures of academia and the unconventional career challenges of a “professional cuddler.”
see show poster


Free admission

Presented by the UAlbany Theatre Program and the Jarka and Grayce Burian Endowment in association with the NYS Writers Institute.



Fresh Acts: A Festival of New Plays
Artistic Director Kate Walat

Wednesday & Thursday, April 10 & 11 at 7pm
Friday, April 12 at 3pm
Saturday, April 13 at 2pm & 7pm

This annual festival of play readings features new work written, directed and performed by students. This year, a showcase of solo performance pieces is included. Be the first to experience the kind of dynamic writing and creative collaborations that are the lifeblood of the American theatre. more info

Advance tickets: $8 general public / $5 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $10 general public / $8 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff