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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). www.MTIShows.com

7 Performances: October 27 – 29, November 3 – 5 @ 8:00pm
November 5 @ 2:30pm Matinee
University Theatre, HUMN 400


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Tartuffe by Moliere

In a world where we long to trust those we love, we leave ourselves open to those who would take advantage. Enter Tartuffe…
Tartuffe is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

7 Performances: February 16 – 18, 23 – 25 @ 8:00pm
February 25 @ 2:30pm Matinee
Studio Theatre, ARTS 113

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Department Film Festival 2017

Original short films by UCR students, faculty and alumni, featuring one departmentally produced film, The Same Old Line written by Kirin McCrory and directed by Stephanie Ghiya. Through mundane moments in Evie’s life, this philosophical short film examines the complexities of functioning as a female in the 21st century. The same roster of films is presented each evening.

2 Screenings: March 9 – 10 @ 8:00pm
Studio Theatre, ARTS 113


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New Play Festival 2017 by UCR MFA Playwrights

An exciting festival of full-length and one-act plays by students in the UCR MFA Playwriting Program—a different work is presented at each performance in rotating repertory.

4 Performances: March 15 – 18 @ 8:00pm
Theatre Lab, HUMN 411


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Stop Kiss by Diana Son

We all long for love and acceptance. We all long to live a life without fear. This is the story of two women who actually did it.
Stop Kiss is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

7 Performances: May 4 – 6, 11 – 13 @ 8:00pm
May 13 @ 2:30pm Matinee
Studio Theatre, ARTS 113


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Playworks 2017 by UCR Undergraduate and MFA Playwrights

Premiere productions exploring issues and textures of contemporary life by UCR student playwrights. A different slate of work is scheduled for each performance.

3 Performances: June 7 – 9 @ 8:00pm
Theatre Lab, HUMN 411

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Spring Awakening
Books and lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik

• Directed by Matt Neves
• Musical Direction by Michael Antaramian
• Stage Manager, Tony Baltierra
• Scenery by Carmen Gomez
• Costumes by Jason Estala
• Lighting by Gabriel Rodriguez
• Sound by Jeff Polunas
• Choreography by Janet Renslow


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Argonautika
By Mary Zimmerman

• Directed by Emily Chase
• Stage Manager, Grecia Hernandez
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Jason Estala
• Lighting by Kirsten Opstad
• Sound by Rafael Vaca
• Fight Choreography by Ken Marckx


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Wilderness of Mirrors
By Charles Evered

• Directed by Root Park
• Stage Manager, Olya Masek
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Amanda Miller
• Lighting by Kirsten Opstad
• Sound by Rafael Vaca
• Fight Choreography by Ken Marckx


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Monty Python’s Spamalot!
Books and lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by Eric Idle and John Du Prez

• Directed by Paul Jacques
• Musical Direction by Rick Hoglund
• Stage Manager, Allison-Marie Molnaa
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Jason Estala
• Lighting by Matt Taylor
• Sound by Tamara Lillibridge-Griffey
• Choreography by Hollee Cool


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Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare

• Directed by Miles Anderson
• Stage Manager, Tony Baltierra
• Scenery by Carmen Gomez
• Costumes by Jason Estala
• Lighting by Gabriel Rodriguez
• Sound by Matt Taylor


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Mrs. Packard
by Emily Mann

• Directed by Bella Merlin
• Stage Manager, Gema Trujillo
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Amanda Miller
• Lighting by Jacqueline Malenke
• Sound by Rafael Vaca
• Fight Choreography by Ken Merckx


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Control Your State
By Lisa Umheofer

• Directed by Nate Hochstetler
• Director of Photography, Dean Cundey, ASC
• Scenery by Amber Wright
• Costumes by Deandre Moore
• Lighting by Matt Taylor
• Sound by Gopal Bidari


NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2015
On the Ropes
By Lisa Umhoefer

• Directed by Kimberley Guerrero
• Stage Manager, Helen Orellana
• Scenery by Carmen Gomez
• Costumes by Jason Estala
• Lighting by Sarah Green
• Sound by Matt Taylor

Saving Binx
By Amy Holt

• Directed by Emily Piotrowicz
• Stage Manager, Helen Orellana
• Scenery by Carmen Gomez
• Costumes by Jason Estala
• Lighting by Sarah Green
• Sound by Matt Taylor


PLAYWORKS 2015
By UCR Undergraduate and MFA Playwrights

• Coordinated by Erith Jaffe-Berg
• Stage Manager, Stephanie Teuchert

Sumi’s House
by Kate Anger

• Directed by Patrick York
• Stage Manager, Fernando Echeverria
• Scenery by Kerry Jones
• Costumes by Desmond Smith


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Sadie Hawkins
by Angela Babb Timmons

• Directed by Robin Russin
• Director of Photography, Alex Salahi
• Production Design by Carmen Gomez
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy
• Sound by Kevin DeKimpe & Kevin DeLeon


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Blackballin’
by Rickerby Hinds

• Directed by Beth Gardiner
• Choreography by Vernon Jackson
• Stage Manager, Haley Bess
• Scenery by Carmen Gomez
• Costumes by Deandre Moore
• Lighting by Jacqueline Malenke
• Sound by Matt Taylor


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The Rover
By Aphra Behn

• Directed by Gerry Hansen
• Stage Manager, Allison-Marie Molnaa
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy
• Lighting by Matt Taylor
• Sound by Matt Taylor


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In the Heights
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes

• Directed by David Gram
• Stage Manager, Tony Baltierra
• Scenery by Carmen Gomez
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy & Desmond Smith
• Lighting by Matt Taylor
• Sound by Jeff Polunas


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Bearing Our Soles
By Regina “Vivii” Louise

• Directed by Kris Ide
• Stage Manager, Janet Hernandez
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Amanda Miller
• Lighting by Gabriel Rodriguez
• Sound by Sarah Green

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Taken
By Aisha Aku Jenkens

• Directed by Patrick York
• Stage Manager, Allison-Marie Molnaa
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Desmond Smith
• Lighting by Jacqueline Malenke
• Sound by Haley Bess


PLAYWORKS 2014
By UCR Undergraduate and MFA Playwrights

• Coordinated by Erith Jaffe-Berg
• Stage Manager, Haley Bess

Not a Quiver, Not a Sound
by Kate Anger

• Directed by Luis Carazo
• Stage Manager, Mark Guillermo
• Scenery by Kerry Jones
• Costumes by Desmond Smith


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The Tempest
By William Shakespeare

• Directed by Christina Jensen
• Stage Manager, Tony Baltierra
• Scenery by Carmen Gomez
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy
• Lighting by Matt Taylor
• Sound by Jeff Polunas


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The Metal Children
By Adam Rapp

• Directed by Holly Derr
• Stage Manager, Tony Baltierra
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy
• Lighting by Ben Tusher
• Sound by Jeff Polunas


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Names
By David Campos

• Directed by Root Park
• Director of Photography, Alex Salahi
• Production Design by Carmen Gomez
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy
• Sound by Kevin Dekimpe


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The Hystericals
By Kris Ide

• Directed by Ben Yalom

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We Were Here
By Rachell Campbell

• Directed by Beth Gardiner
• Stage Manager, Fernando Echeverria
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy & Amanda Miller
• Lighting & Sound by Matt Taylor


PLAYWORKS
By UCR Undergraduate and MFA Playwrights

• Coordinated by Erith Jaffe-Berg
• Stage Manager, Haley Bess

Nym and the Bull
by Joe Powers

• Directed by Luis Carazo
• Stage Manager, Ryann DelPrado
• Scenery & Props by Marc Longlois
• Costumes by Celestine Hwang


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In the Blood
Suzan-Lori Parks

• Directed by Julian White
• Stage Manager, Tony Baltierra
• Scenery by Marc Longlois
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy
• Lighting by Glen Dunzweiler
• Sound by Kevin Parks


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Detained in the Desert
By Josefina Lopez

• Directed by Eric Barr
• Stage Manager, Kyle Filippelli
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy
• Lighting by Ryann Del Prado
• Sound and Projections by Glen Dunzweiler


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Hamlet
By William Shakespeare

• Directed by Ben Lambert
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy
• Lighting by Ben Tusher
• Sound by Glen Dunzweiler


2012 CLAYTON ROSENTHAL NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
Intention in Time
By Marcus Renner

• Directed by Ben Yalom

Marlon and Momma
By Michael Carnick

• Directed by Christopher Ourth

The Money Man
By Allen Ivers

• Directed by Andrew Mena
• Production Stage Manager, Tony Baltierra
• Scenery by Marc Longlois
• Costumes by Noelle Raffy
• Lighting and Sound by Glen Dunzweiler

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iFamily
By Kate Anger

• Directed by Luis Carazo
• Stage Manager, Jay Beard
• Scenery by Marc Longlois
• Costumes by Bonnie Cherrie


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How I Learned to Drive
By Paula Vogel

• Directed by Kathryn Ervin
• Stage Manager, Carla Reyes
• Scenery by Marc Longlois
• Costumes by Bonnie Robinson Cage
• Lighting & Sound by Glen Dunzweiler


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Spring Awakening
By Frank Wedekind
Translated by Jonathan Franzen

• Directed by Eric Barr
• Stage Manager, Anthony Baltierra
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Bonnie Cherrie
• Lighting by Jay Beard
• Sound by Glen Dunzweiler


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Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare

• Directed by Holly Derr
• Stage Manager, My Dang
• Scenery by Marc Longlois
• Costumes by Bonnie Robinson Cage
• Lighting by Ben Tusher
• Sound by Glen Dunzweiler


New Play Festival
By UCR MFA Playwrights
Intention in Time
By Marcus Renner

• Directed by Eric Barr, Kit Fugrad,
Andrew Mena & Root Park
• Stage Manager, Devon Wilczynski
• Scenery by Haibo Yu & Marc Longlois
• Costumes by Bonnie Robinson Cage
• Lighting & Sound by Glen Dunzweiler

Ruby
by Kate Anger

• Directed by Patricia Ansuini
• Stage Manager, Britteney Johnson
• Scenery by Marc Longlois
• Costumes by Bonnie Cherrie


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Intimate Apparel
By Lynn Nottage

• Directed by Kathryn Ervin
• Stage Manager, Vincent Fernald
• Scenery by Marc Longlois
• Costumes by Bonnie Cherrie
• Lighting & Sound by Glen Dunzweiler


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Metamorphosis
By Mary Zimmerman

• Directed by Eric Barr
• Stage Manager, Jay Beard
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Bonnie Cherrie
• Lighting & Sound by Glen Dunzweiler


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The Marriage of Figaro
By Beaumarchais
Translated and Adapted by Joan Holden

• Directed by Mark Valdez
• Stage Manager, Jay Beard
• Scenery & Costumes by Marc Longlois
• Lighting by Ben Tusher
• Sound by Glen Dunzweiler


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Mercury, Mars and Mayhem
By Paul Jacques

• Directed by Eric Barr
• Stage Manager, Jeffrey Sherwood
• Scenery by Haibo Yu
• Costumes by Bonnie Robinson
• Lighting by Ryann DelPrado
• Sound by Glen Dunzweiler