Department of Theatre and Film Studies


Treadwell’s episodic play depicts a young woman’s disastrous efforts to conform to society’s rigid expectations for women. Loosely based on the notorious Ruth Snyder case of 1927, Machinal starkly details the murderous consequences of denying your identity for the sake of others.

In performance March 16-18 & 21-25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 26th at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $7 for students.

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Staged Reading: Tale of Black Histories

Tale of Black Histories is a 1971 avant-garde Caribbean play, created collaboratively under Martinican writer Edouard Glissant's direction to teach Caribbeans their local histories and culture, excluded from colonial education, and to link their stories with historical heroes, literature, and experiences from across the African diaspora and postcolonial world. The Department of Theatre & Film Studies is hosting a staged reading of the first translation from the French, by Andrew Daily and Emily Sahakian, which will be directed by visiting artist Gilbert Laumord. 

Performance: Jane Eyre

The timeless story of Charlotte Bronte’s orphaned governess is brought to the stage in Polly Teale’s inventive adaptation. Jane Eyre is a story of one woman’s struggle to find freedom, love and her own voice in a society intent on silencing her desires. Runs at 8 p.m. Nov. 3-5 and 9-11 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

$16, $12 (students)

Sponsored by: Theatre and Film Studies, Department of
Contact: Box Office 706-542-4400

Uncanny Valley

In this compelling new play set in the near future, a scientist teaches a robot how to move, think, and feel like a human – and in the process the pair forges an unexpectedly profound and complex friendship.

Performance: Sweeney Todd

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is a dark and grisly comedy, set in 19th century London. It tells the story of a barber who exacts revenge on the judge and the town that unjustly exiled by murdering his customers — and using them as the secret ingredient for wildly popular meat pies.

By Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. Since winning 8 Tony Awards in 1979, including Best Musical, Sweeney Todd has shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. April 14-16, 20-23 at 8 p.m.; April 24 at 2:30 p.m

Mrs. Packard

Written by Emily Mann. Directed by Joelle Re Arp-Dunham.
University Theatre Studio Series
Elizabeth Packard's husband commits her to an asylum, without proof of insanity, in 1861. Based on historical events, Emily Mann’s play tells of one woman’s struggle to right a system gone wrong in this winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award. Tickets are $12, $7 for students. The show will be performed Oct. 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18 at 8 p.m. An additional matinee performance will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 18.

A Behanding in Spokane

Written by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Kristin Kundert.

A man has been searching for his missing left hand for a quarter century. Enter two bickering lovebirds with a hand to sell and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire for a hilarious roller coaster of love, hate, desperation, and hope. 

Production runs September 24-25, 27, 29-30, October 1-2 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12, $7 for students.

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