Theatre

Current Production

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

(See more detailed information below)

 

 




2023-2024 Production Schedule

Your on-going support for the arts is greatly appreciated, and we encourage you to check back regularly for any updates we have to share regarding our season.

All UT Theatre productions are FREE ADMISSION. There is no need to secure tickets in advance. We want everyone to be able to see our students’ work! By attending one of our productions, you are actively participating in the growth and training of UT students.

Unless otherwise noted, doors to the theatre open at 7pm for you to take a seat, with the show beginning at 7:30pm. Please look for more information on signs and in the programs pertaining to intermission breaks and safety.

See you at the show!

 

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing by Finegan Kruckemeyer. 

September 27 – 30 in the Eccles Mainstage Theatre

Evening performances: 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:00pm.

Matinee: Saturday, September 30 @10am. Doors open at 9:30am.

THE STORY: Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, and fought vikings, and crossed oceans, and tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.

Rating: PG   —  Theatre for Young Audiences. Family-friendly. Child-oriented.

 

 

 

John Proctor is the Villain by Kimberly Belflower

November 9 – 11; 14 – 18

All performances at 7:30pm in the Eccles Blackbox Theatre

THE STORY: At a rural high school in Georgia, a group of lively teens are studying “The Crucible” while navigating young love, sex ed, and a few school scandals. Holding a contemporary lens to the American classic, they begin to question who is really the hero and what is the truth, discovering their own power in the process. Alternately touching and bitingly funny, this new comedy captures a generation in mid-transformation, running on pop music, optimism, and fury, writing their own coming of age story.

Comedy/Drama

Content Advisory/Trigger Warning: 

This play contains some themes of grooming, sexual exploitation and violence. For more detailed information on these themes in the play, please read below. Please note that the following disclosures contain detailed information about the events of the play, and should be considered “spoilers” for the show.

Grooming and Sexual Exploitation: This play discusses and contains moments of grooming and sexual exploitation, specifically in relation to teachers and students. The play has explicit discussion of grooming and sexual exploitation in Scenes 11, 15, and 17, including discussing a teacher (Carter Smith) grooming and sexually exploiting a student (Shelby). In scene 17 it is mentioned that there are other instances of Carter Smith sexually exploiting other women.

Sexual Violence: In Scene 3, there is a moment of staged sexual violence involving non-consensual grabbing and kissing between two characters who used to be in a relationship (Lee and Raelynn). Lee covers Raelynn’s mouth and kisses her non-consensually. Raelynn slaps Lee. Lee also violently pushes over a desk.

 

 

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

February 29 – March 2; March 5 – 9

All performances at 7:30pm in the Eccles Blackbox

THE STORY: On Midsummer’s Night, the real and fairy worlds collide. Four young lovers, faced with the prospect of unhappy marriage or worse, flee the court of Athens and stumble into an enchanted forest. Nearby, a group of amateur actors rehearse a play to celebrate an upcoming royal wedding. As these mere mortals cross paths with a warring fairy King and Queen, chaos reigns in the natural world. The lines between reality and illusion start to blur and no-one but mischievous Puck knows what is true and what is magic.

Comedy

Content Advisory: PG. Some adult themes. Shakespeare.

 

 

Student Playwrights Festival

April 11 – 13; 17 – 20 

All performances at 7:30pm in the Eccles Blackbox Theatre

This production will feature new, original work written by UT Theatre students. Specific details on these pieces will be added as they are developed.

Content Advisory: (Likely) Adult Themes and Language.

 

 

 

 

SHOWTIMES & TICKETING

  • All performances begin promptly at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted
  • All productions are free admission – no need to secure tickets
  •  There will be no reserved seating
  • Questions?  Please contact Chelsea Richards at chelsea.richards@utahtech.edu

 

POLICIES

Latecomers
In the interest of safety, the doors will close at 7:30pm when the performance begins, and no one will be admitted after that time.

Ratings
Some shows may be rated PG-13, or have another posted recommended age.  For these shows, children under the posted age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to be allowed into the production.

Thank you very much and we’ll see you at the Theatre!