University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

2008-2009 Theatre Performance Season



1001

October 14-19, 2008
by Jason Grote
Directed by Rebecca Holderness

The politics of romance, the collision of cultures, and the persistence of emotional deception link the ancient Persian markets and palaces of Scheherazade with Manhattan in the age of electronic courtship in this contemporary retelling of One Thousand and One Nights.

ARMS AND THE MAN

November 18-23, 2008
by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios

A comedy of "youthful romance and disillision," according to Shaw, Arms and the Man is set in 1885 during the Serbo-Bulgarian conflict. This Shavian classic takes a satirical look at romanticized notions of love and war.

OEDIPUS REX

March 3-8, 2009
by Sophocles
Directed by Tony Horne

This centuries-old tale of the politics of power and the personal struggle of a man pitted against his own fate continues to resonate today. Oedipus's search for truth becomes an obsessive quest for self knowledge that ends in triumph and tragedy that is both personal and epic.

HAIR

April 21-26, 2009
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
Produced for the Broadway Stage by Michael Butler

Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre
Directed by Bill Watson
A Production of the Musical Theatre Program

Broadway's first rock musical transformed American musical theatre and launched the anthems of an anti-war generation. In the spirit of '68, Hair celebrates life, love, sex, dance, music and youth while raging against war and the taboos of an older generation. Let the sunshine in!