Department of Theatre & Dance


 

 

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

Spring 2015

 


 

Superior Donuts

by Tracy Letts

directed by Rob Gander

 

April 3-4, 9-11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

 

Redfield Proscenium Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building

University of Nevada, Reno campus

 

TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT

LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER BOX on campus

775-784-4444 Option 2 by phone

or

mynevadatickets.com

 

Adults-$15.00

Seniors-$12.00

Students Ages 2-18-$10.00

UNR Faculty/Staff-$10.00

UNR Student-$5.00 (limited quantity)

 

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.

 

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EARTH MATTERS ON STAGE

PLAY FESTIVAL & SYMPOSIUM

May 20-23, 2015

                                                                                                                                               

Earth Matters On Stagewww.earthmattersonstage.org

                   
TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT

LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER BOX on campus

775-784-4444 Option 2 by phone

or

mynevadatickets.com

$55.00

 

Event Description:  Earth Matters On Stage (EMOS) was founded in 2004 by Theresa May and Larry Fried at Humboldt University.  EMOS is a consortium of artists, educators, activists and scholars who believe that theatre and the performing arts must respond to the environmental crisis.  EMOS calls forth and fosters new dramatic work and performances that help us re-imagine our human place in a more-than-human world.  

 

At the heart of EMOS is the Ecodrama Playwrights Contest, which calls for new plays and performances that illuminate global and local ecological issues across cultures.  Alongside the Playwrights Contest, the EMOS symposium fosters dialogue about the intersections of environment, culture, and performance.  

 

The Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to host the 2015 Festival and Symposium in the Church Fine Arts Building in May 2015.  

 

Speakers include Theresa J. May, co-founder and Executive Director of EMOS; Cheryll Glotfelty, Professor of Literature and Environment at UNR; and José Cruz Gonzales, playwright, director, and Professor of Theatre Arts at CalState LA.  

 

Additionally, the conference will feature readings of the winning plays from the recent Ecodrama Playwrights Competition.


Tickets cover entry into all conference-sponsored events and play readings.

 

Questions can be directed to jonathont@unr.edu


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***PLEASE NOTE: The Brian Whalen Garage is the best option for parking for any Theatre & Dance events. For daytime parking, the Brian Whalen Garage has a daily permit availailable for parking on the top floor.