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2019 – 2020 Season

Hunting & Gathering

By Brooke Berman

Directed by Susan Stroupe

Black Box Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Thursday, October 24th, 8pm
Friday, October 25th, 8pm
Saturday, October 26th, 8pm
Sunday, October 27th, 2pm

 

Four young New Yorkers try to play the game of happiness, but the rules are changing as fast as their addresses. Will they be buried under their growing piles of baggage, or break from the path and forge a new way to personhood? Hunting and Gathering is a bold, funny, and slightly surreal play that explores how we find stability in an unstable world.

“Berman finds a fresh and funny way of looking at the mortal terrors of being young and on your own in a bewildering existential landscape.” —Marilyn Stasio, Variety

First produced by Primary Stages, New York

HUNTING AND GATHERING is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC

www.broadwayplaypub.com

Tickets: $15 General Admission and $10 Student and Senior tickets available online.  Some tickets will be available at the box office one hour before performances.

*Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2pm matinee performances. These tickets will become available online Wednesday,October 23, 2019 at NOON.

NOTE: Ticket holder must present their ticket at least 10 minutes prior to performance; all seats unclaimed at that time will be released for resale.

Girls on a Dirt Pile

By Susan McCully

Directed by Eve Muson

Black Box Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building 

Thursday, November 21st, 8pm
Friday, November 22nd, 8pm
Saturday, November 23rd, 8pm
Sunday, November 24th, 2pm
Friday, December 6th, 8pm
Saturday, December 7th, 8pm
Sunday, December 9th, 2pm

In keeping with our tradition of producing New Ways and New Plays, Girls on a Dirt Pile is a provocative premiere that tackles events ripped-from-the-headlines. The myth of Demeter and Persephone is a frame on which McCully hangs the tough questions: what happens to all the girls violated by #metoo villains? Can they rise up against their oppressors? Are we doomed to repeat the sins of misogyny, or is liberation and parity possible? Equal parts low comedy and dystopian drama, McCully sends-up patriarchy with her trademark irony and wit.

Content Warning: This play contains allusions to sexual violence, discussions of violence, and involves choreographed depictions of both.

Tickets: $15 General Admission and $10 Student and Senior tickets available online.  Some tickets will be available at the box office one hour before performances.

All ticket sales benefit the UMBC Department of Theatre Scholarship fund.

*Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2pm matinee performances. These tickets will become available online Wednesday,October 23rd at NOON.

NOTE: There will be NO late seating for this production.

NOTE: Ticket holder must present their ticket at least 10 minutes prior to performance; all seats unclaimed at that time will be released for resale

Devised by Chelsea Pace and the Ensemble

Black Box Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Thursday, March 26th, 8pm
Friday, March 27th, 8pm
Saturday, March 28th, 8pm
Friday, April 3rd, 8pm
Saturday, April 4th, 8pm
Sunday, April 5th, 2pm**

 

 

With regret, Gwyneth performances, along with all campus events are cancelled due to COVID-19 and wellness precautions implemented by the university.  Tickets are being automatically refunded.  If you have any questions about refunds, please contact us at theatre@umbc.edu.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Welcome to Gwyneth, where “Wellness” is a way of life, “self-care” is weaponized, and influence matters. Gwyneth lays out the purposes and pitfalls of “influencer culture” in the pressure-cooker of an Instagrammable world. Find out about the Summit here!

Tickets: $15 General Admission and $10 Student and Senior tickets available online.  Some tickets will be available at the box office one hour before performances.

**Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2pm matinee performances. These tickets will become available online Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at NOON.

All ticket sales benefit the UMBC Department of Theatre Scholarship fund.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

NOTE: There will be no late seating for this production.

NOTE: Ticket holder must present their ticket at least 10 minutes prior to performance; all seats unclaimed at that time will be released for resale.

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. If you would like to request accommodations (e.g., ASL interpreters, captioning, wheelchair access, etc.) for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make arrangements for program access. Please contact us at pahbboxoffice@umbc.edu with your specific request and be sure to include the event title, date, and time.

For Questions about acquiring tickets and general Box Office concerns, you can email theatre@umbc.edu or contact the theatre main office by phone at 410-455-2917. You can find our Ticket Policies here.

Trouble in Mind

By Alice Childress

Directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor

Proscenium Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Thursday, April 30th, 8pm
Friday, May 1st, 8pm
Saturday, May 2nd, 8pm
Sunday, May 3rd, 2pm**

 

 

With regret, Trouble in Mind performances, along with all campus events are cancelled due to COVID-19 and wellness precautions implemented by the university.  Tickets are being automatically refunded.  If you have any questions about refunds, please contact us at theatre@umbc.edu.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

A scathing indictment of racism in American commercial theatre, Trouble in Mind tells the story of Wiletta Mayer, an African-American actress cast in a supposedly “progressive” play about racism by a white male author—it turns out to be anything but progressive, both in terms of its script and rehearsal environment (Historymattersbacktothefuture.com, 2019).

Permission granted by FLORA ROBERTS, INC, 275 Seventh Ave., 26th Floor, New York, NY 10001. All inquiries concerning rights to the Play shall be addressed to the above or to SDOffice@dandkartists.com.

Tickets: $15 General Admission and $10 Student and Senior tickets available online (TBA).  Some tickets will be available at the box office one hour before performances.

**Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2pm matinee performances. These tickets will become available online Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at NOON.

All ticket sales benefit the UMBC Department of Theatre Scholarship fund.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

NOTE: Ticket holder must present their ticket at least 10 minutes prior to performance; all seats unclaimed at that time will be released for resale.

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. If you would like to request accommodations (e.g., ASL interpreters, captioning, wheelchair access, etc.) for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make arrangements for program access. Please contact us at pahbboxoffice@umbc.edu with your specific request and be sure to include the event title, date, and time.

For Questions about acquiring tickets and general Box Office concerns, you can email theatre@umbc.edu or contact the theatre main office by phone at 410-455-2917. You can find our Ticket Policies here.

2020-2021 Season

Small Mouth Sounds

By Bess Wohl

Directed by Susan Stroupe

Black Box Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building 

Thursday, October 15th, 8pm
Friday, October 16th, 8pm
Saturday, October 17th, 8pm
Friday, October 23rd, 8pm
Saturday, October 24th, 8pm
Sunday, October 25th, 2pm

 

She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen

Directed by Brandon McCoy

Proscenium Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Thursday, November 12th, 8pm
Friday, November 13th, 8pm
Saturday, November 14th, 8pm
Sunday, November 15th, 2pm

TBD (Stay tuned for updates!)

Directed by TBA

Black Box Theatre

Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Dates: TBA

Litter: The True Story of the Framingham Dodecatuplets

By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Directed by Eve Muson

Proscenium Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Thursday, April 29th, 8pm
Friday, April 30th, 8pm
Saturday, May 1st, 8pm
Friday, May 7th, 8pm
Saturday, May 8th, 8pm
Sunday, May 9th, 2pm