Stage Productions

Stage Productions

2020-21 Department Productions

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Directed by Kathryn Ervin
Scenic Design by Sydney Lynne Thomas
Costume Design by Landis Maren York
Original Music and Sound Design by Maritri Garrett
Video Content Design by Morgan Embry

The story of an Iraq War veteran and his biological mother, who bonds with other recovering addicts in the chat room she moderates. Join us online for this timely Pulitzer Prize-winning play that challenges our notions of forgiveness, community, and courage.

Water by the Spoonful is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc., New York.
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SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS by Qui Nguyen
Directed and Choreographed by Barrie Gelles
Scenic Design by Sydney Lynne Thomas
Properties Design by Kerry Jones
Costume Design by Maria Hong
Makeup Design by Jen Kretchmer
Lighting Design by Ben Tusher
Original Music and Sound Design by Dana Kaufman

In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
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20:20 VISION a brand-new work created by the students of UCR and Bella Merlin

Director, Original Music, and Lyrics: Bella Merlin
Musical Arrangement: David Roesner
Scenic Design: Kerry Jones
Costume Design: Landis Maren York
Lighting Design: Ben Tusher
Lead Editor: Ankai Cai

Tuesday 10 March 2020. COVID-19 threatens. UC Riverside's campus closes down within hours. And overnight life changes. This devised piece features original monologues, songs, and choreographies inspired by personal reflections of this strange year and unprecedented time.

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Past Seasons

2019-20
2018-19
  • THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS by Christopher Marlowe
  • MARISOL by José Rivera

2017-18
  • LOVE’S LABOURS LOST Songs by Michael Friedman, Book adapted by Alex Timbers
  • ANTIGONE by Sophocles
  • BIRTHMARK by Rickerby Hinds
2016-17
  • THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
  • TARTUFFE by Moliere
  • STOP KISS by Diana Son
2015-16
  • SPRING AWAKENING Books and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik
  • ARGONAUTIKA, by Mary Zimmerman
  • WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS by Charles Evered
2014-15
  • MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT! Books and Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
  • MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare
  • MRS. PACKARD by Emily Mann
2013-14
  • SUMI’S HOUSE by Kate Anger
  • BLACKBALLIN’ by Rickerby Hinds
  • THE ROVER by Aphra Behn
  •  IN THE HEIGHTS Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
2012-13
  • THE METAL CHILDREN by Adam Rapp
  • NOT A QUIVER, NOT A SOUND by Kate Anger
  • THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare     
2011-12
  • NYM AND THE BULL by Joe Powers
  • IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks
  • DETAINED IN THE DESERT by Josefina Lopez
  • HAMLET by William Shakespeare