UP Theater's 2024-2025 Season

You Can See All the Stars by E.M. Lewis
New Works, New Voices

Wednesday-Saturday, October 2-5, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 6, 2024 | 2:00 p.m. 

Mago Hunt Theater | Directed by Barbie Wu

Something terrible happened to Ana at a college party, but she can't remember what. In an unfortunately common tale, she must search for answers, wade through the muck of bureaucracy, and try to figure out her enemies from her allies on campus. But finding the truth and proving it has consequences for everyone around her. Who's willing to pay the price? This story from local playwright E.M. Lewis asks the audience to witness the humans behind these all too familiar events.

Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok
Directing Capstone

Thursday - Sunday, October 24-26, 2024 | 7:30 PM

Blair Studio Theater | Directed by Ricardo Guevara

“In post-9/11 Newark, NJ, two teenagers who were brought to America as children become one another’s sanctuaries from harsh circumstances. When G becomes naturalized, she and B hatch a plan to marry so that he may legally remain in the country and pursue the future he imagines for his life. But as time hurtles on and complications mount, the young friends find that this act challenges and fractures the closest relationship either has ever had.” - Theatrical Rights Worldwide. Directed by Ricardo Guevara in partial fulfillment of the Senior Capstone for the BA in Theater.

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes) by Greg Allen 

Wednesday-Saturday, November 13-16 | 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 17 | 2:00 p.m. 
Wednesday-Saturday, November 20-23 | 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 24 | 2:00 p.m. 

Mago Hunt Theater | Directed by Andy Christensen

Taking audience participation to a whole new level, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes) by Greg Allen invites the audience to dictate the order in which scenes are performed, crafting one-of-a-kind experiences each performance. An excerpt from the ongoing devised show put on by the Neo-futurist Ensemble in Chicago, Too Much Light invites both the ensemble and the audience to let loose and embrace the chaos. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, INC (www.playscripts.com)

The Effect by Lucy Prebble

Wednesday-Saturday, February 19-22 | 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 23 | 2:00 p.m.

Mago Hunt Theater | Directed by Andy Christensen

“Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work. THE EFFECT takes on our pill-popping culture with humor and scintillating drama.” - Dramatists Play Service.

Pride & Prejudice A Devised Production

Wednesday-Saturday, April 9-12 | 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 12 | 2:00 p.m.

Mago Hunt Theater

This reimagined production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a collaborative, devised project in which we frame the text through contemporary fandom and the desires of the minoritarian reader. 

The longing looks between lovers from across ballrooms and the way they must touch one another with their eyes since to go any further would be forbidden resonate with the queer reader. Queer desire lingers in these glances, in the seconds before hands touch in a dance, and the centimeters of space between two palms. This production explores these charged scenes as moments of queer potentiality, claiming the novel as ours to read, love, and embody!

You Can See All The Stars

Oct 02 - Oct 06, 2024

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Nov 13 - Nov 24, 2024

The Effect

Feb 19 - Feb 23, 2025

Pride and Prejudice

Apr 09 - Apr 13, 2025