Productions and Events
Fall Season 2020
Back by Popular Demand! Two Nights Only!
The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson
November 27 & 28, 2020 6 p.m. PST
You still have a chance to catch the wicked-smart, comedic production of “The Revolutionists” on Nov. 27 & 28 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. An empowering exploration of sisterhood, feminism and revolution, we’re featuring two casts, and you can choose one or both shows to attend. “The Revolutionists” looks at four unexpected allies at the peak of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror and asks the audience to question what is it that makes a revolution a revolution? The stakes are high as the guillotine rises over the characters, ready to fall at any moment. Even though the characters endure racism, sexism, violence, greed, poverty, and more, they find moments of laughter as they seek connections across difference.
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November 27 performance features:
- MEGAN WOODWARD
- KT TURNER*
- GRACE MCGREEVY
- COLLEEN WHITMAN
- EMMA VON TILL (understudy)
November 28 performance features:
- KALYSSA MONTOYA
- PRINCESS KANNAH
- EMMA BLONDA
- TAYLOR TELFORD
- ALAYLIA NORTON (understudy)
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens | adapted by Kendra Phillips | directed by Craig A. Miller
‘Tis the Season, and the University of Idaho’s Department of Theatre Arts is gearing up to present the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol" like you’ve never experienced it before. Journey back in time to Victorian England for a holiday theatrical event that is family-friendly and nostalgically new, in a world premier adaptation by U of I Master of Fine Arts playwriting candidate, Kendra Phillips. Don’t miss this exciting and fresh retelling of Ebenezer Scrooge’s self-reflective journey, from miserly wretchedness to merry redemption. Boasting an enormous cast of U of I Theatre Arts undergraduate and graduate students, fully realized costumes, lighting and sound. And starring David Lee-Painter as the infamous Scrooge, A Christmas Carol will be presented as a ZOOM livestream performance event.
- 6 p.m. December 4, 5, 11, 12
- 2 p.m. December 5, 6, 13
- Tickets: free for U of I students, $10 individuals, $20 family
These virtual meetings bring experienced theatre professionals from around the world to our students via Zoom for revealing conversations about creativity and success in the real world. Previous presenters have included award-winning playwrights, performers, casting directors, puppet masters, company executives and others sharing their stories and wisdom. All Greenroom Chats begin at 1 p.m., Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted. If you would like to join us for a particular presentation, please request the Zoom link from the Department of Theatre Arts at email@example.com.
- Dec. 4, Chelsea Hackett, executive director of SPEAK
Previous guest artists:
Idris Goodwin, playwright
Lavina Jadhwani, director
Amy Rose Marsh, Concord Theatricals (formerly Samuel French)
Juan Cabello and Geralldy Najera, directors, performers
AnaSofia Villanueva, producer, director, writer, activist
Aurin Squire, playwright
Prison Performing Arts: Dario Pena, Robbie Pollock, Kathleen Powers-Kusio