Department of Theatre & Dance



2014-15 Theatre Production Season Announcement
Department of Theatre and Dance

Spring 2015


Upright Citizens Brigade


February 27-28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm


The Upright Citizens Brigade is an improvisational comedy and sketch comedy group that emerged from Chicago and now has companies in New York and Los Angeles.   The troupe starred in an influential Comedy Central series (titled Upright Citizens Brigade) from 1998-2000 starring Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh.  They are currently one of the most influential improvisational groups in the business.


Tickets $5.00, cash at the door on the night of each performance

Tickets will not be available in advance


An early-term residency of several members of the famed improv troupe… Followed by joint performances between UNR students troupe members!



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Superior Donuts

by Tracy Letts

directed by Rob Gander


Arthur owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. This comedy-drama by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.


"…a soulful play, full of humor and humanity…drawn with deep affection." —Variety.


"[Letts] never fails to impress and surprise with his finely wrought characters and sharp dialogue…a wonderfully affecting look at a vanishing world and the healing power of friendship." —CurtainUp.


"…a funny and moving evening of theater…as fresh and tasty as a doughnut right out of the oven." —BackStage.


April 3-4, 8-10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm






Students Ages 2-18-$10.00

UNR Faculty/Staff-$10.00

UNR Student-$5.00 (limited quantity)


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The World Premiere
Of a new play with environmental themes
Directed by Rob Gander
In conjunction with the department’s hosting of

2015 New Play Festival & Symposium


Earth Matters On Stage                                            
Performances April 10-11, 15-18 at 7:30; April 12 at 1:30 in the Redfield Studio Theatre

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***PLEASE NOTE: The Brian Whalen Garage is the best option for parking for any Theatre & Dance events.