Current and Previous Theatre Seasons
Current Theatre Season 2017-2018:
Weber State University Theatre Area Announces 2017-2018 Season of New Works Never Before Seen in Utah
A season that includes: We Foxes, Where Words Once Were, Deluge, For Tonight and Class of ‘94
The Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University WSU (www.weber.edu/cah) today announced its 2017-2018 theatre season. This year’s theatre season is focused on all new works from emerging and established playwrights. The season includes: We Foxes, Where Words Once Were, Deluge, For Tonight and Class of ’94. In addition, the area’s student group, Associated Actors and Technicians (AAT) will feature a student directed play, Deluge. The play was written by WSU student, Riley French. Tickets are available for all performances and can be purchased online at (www.weberstatetickets.com) or by phone at 801-626-8500.
“We are thrilled to be the only institution in the state of Utah to offer an entire season of new works,” said Scott Sprenger, Dean of the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. “Our rigorous theatre program allows students to develop their individual talents and abilities while having the opportunity to gain practical experiences to prepare them for a future career.”
- “We Foxes,” Oct. 6-7 and 10-14 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. This Southern Gothic Musical Thriller by Ryan Scott Oliver will be sure to mesmerize audiences. The production is directed by Cody Walker and is suitable for audiences members age 16 and older.
- “Where Words Once Were,” November 10-11 and 14-18 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. This production will make its first debut outside of The Kennedy Center and is set in a city where language is rationed, “a sentence can get you sentences, the silent are rising and a word can change the world.” Award-winning theatre professor, Tracy Callahan will be directing this production bested suited for children eight years and older.
- “Deluge,” Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. This play is written by WSU theatre Riley French and will be directed by another WSU student, Patrick Kibbie. The entire production team will be led by WSU students with the assistance of faculty mentors.
- “For Tonight,” Feb. 20-24 with a matinee performance on February 24 at 2 p.m. For Tonight is based on the book by Whitney Rhodes and is the story of two siblings whose parents die of a mysterious illness in their small Welsh village. For Tonight, “explores family relationships and the power of home.” The production is directed by Cody Walker.
- “Class of ‘94,” April 6-7 and 10-14 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on April 14 at 2 p.m. Award-winning director, Jenny Kokai has worked directly with the playwright, Diana Grisanti to develop a production sure to pleasure local audiences. The content of the production is best suited for patrons 18 and older.
Recent Theatre Seasons:
2016-2017 Season: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Six Characters in Search of An Author, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Innovation Theatre
2015-2016 Season: Smokey Joe's, 9 Circles, Nice Work If You Can Get It and The Tempest
2014-2015 Season: She Loves Me, Wit, Damn Yankees and Arcadia
2014-2013 Season: The Plain Princess, Of Myth and Mud, Girl of Glass, Picnic at Hanging Rock and Mockingbird
Previous Theatre Seasons:
2012-2013 Season: Charm, Lucky Stiff, The Will Rogers Follies, The Comedy of Oedipus and One-Act Play Festival
2011-2012 Season: Romeo & Juliet, Xanadu, Tartuffe andThe Cradle Will Rock
2010-2011 Season: Under Construction, Five Carols and Jingle Jacks, Anything Goes, Lion in Winter and One-Act Play Festival
2009-2010 Season: Fuddy Meers, Sleepy Hollow, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Our Town andThe Light in the Piazza
2008-2009 Season: The Beaux Strategem, Urinetown, Peter Pan, The Laramie Project, and Assassins