Department of Theatre & Dance



The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the

Spring 2017 Season


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Family Portrait

directed by Jessica Nakamura

March 3-4, 8-11 @ 7:30 pm

March 5 @ 1:30 pm


In Family Portrait—premiering in English for the first time in the Redfield Studio Theatre—playwright Shu Matsui reflects on moments from our twisted contemporary existence.  Highly naturalistic and set in detritus of everyday life, the play does not portray a traditional “family portrait.” Instead, the play, a series of loosely interwoven vignettes, calls into question our notions of family. Original English translation and directed by Dr. Jessica Nakamura.




by Sarah Ruhl

directed by Adriano Cabral

April 14-15, 19-22 @ 7:30 pm

April 23 @ 1:30 pm


Called “RHAPSODICALLY BEAUTIFUL” by the New York Times, Eurydice is Sarah Ruhl’s reimagined vision of the classic Orpheus myth. After her death on her wedding day, Eurydice finds herself in the underworld laced with deep memories and armed with the means to forget. Ruhl’s play is a strange, wonderful, and timeless story of love, loss, and the memories we carry—and those we leave behind. Directed by Adriano Cabral.



Both spring productions will be held in the

Redfield StudioTheatre, Church Fine Arts Building

University of Nevada, Reno campus


Tickets are NOW available for Family Portrait at the


775-784-4444 Option 2 by phone



General Admission-$15.00


Students ages 2 to 18-$10.00

UNR Faculty/Staff-$10.00

UNR Student-$5.00 (limited quantity)


* Faculty, Staff and UNR Students must present ID in person

at Lawlor for discounted pricing.

One ticket per ID.


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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 available for parking on the 1st floor.