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2019-2020 Production Season

SacDanceTheatre19- Higher Ground

Dancespace (Solano 1010)

The SacDanceTheatre company offers the valuable opportunity for performers and audiences toexperience dance driven live performance works created by professional choreographers in various stages of their choreographic careers- don't miss this year's exciting concert featuring works by Michael Crotty, Lisa Ross, Lorelei Bayne, Philip Flickinger, Bernard Brown, and Megan Brunsvold-Mercedes.

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Dates Times
Sept. 18-21, 25*, 26*, 27-28 7 p.m.
Sept. 22 & 29 2 p.m.
*student discounted tickets available

She Kills Monsters

University Theatre (Shasta 113)

Acclaimed playwright, Qui Nguyen, pays homage to the geek and warrior within all of us in this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogre’s, and 90’s pop culture!

Directed by Michelle Felten, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she struggles in aftermath following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly

Seeking a way to connect, Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragon’s  notebook and is propelled into a journey of self-discovery, and action packed adventure within the imaginary world of D&D.

“Packed with action, wit, and sizable nerd quotient, the production is a delight from start to finish.”Theatremania.com

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Dates Times
Oct. 23-26, 30*, 31*; Nov. 1-2 7 p.m.
Oct. 27; Nov. 3 2 p.m.
*student discounted tickets available

2019 Festival of One Acts

Studio Theatre (STH 1; near the front of the Library)

An Evening of One-Acts consists two programs of One - Act plays that are directed by both Students and members of Faculty. Programs TBA.

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Dates Times
Nov. 14-16; 21-23 7 p.m.
Nov. 17 & 24 2 p.m.

University Dance Company: Dance Site Fall 2019

University Theatre (Shasta 113)

For over 15 years, UDC has celebrated the tradition of concert dance in America and has served as a research vehicle for faculty and students to explore and create new works and restage important historical works. Highlighting the diverse perspectives on the ever-evolving art form of dance, renowned faculty and professional guest artists expose audiences to riveting concepts and fierce athleticism.  This concert will take you on a journey.

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Dates Times
Dec. 5*, 6*, 7 7 p.m.
Dec. 7 2 p.m.
*student discounted tickets available

Sacramento/Black Art of Dance 2020: Inner/Visions

Founded by Dr. Linda Goodrich in 1991, the S/BAD company follows in the footsteps of Katherine Dunham, carrying on the tradition of Black Concert dance in America.  Faculty and Guest choreographers explore the movement culture of the African and African-American diaspora through the concepts of modern dance. This exciting concert will celebrate legacy, community, and the joy of humanity.

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Dates Times
Feb. 19-22, 26*, 27*, 28-29 7:00 PM
Feb. 23; March 1 2:00 PM
*student discounted tickets available

Romeo & Juliet

University Theatre (Shasta 113)

The mention of two names: Romeo and Juliet, immediately triggers our collective preconceived notions of who these two young star-crossed lover are, and what the play addresses. What happens when we strip away these preconceived notions of Romeo and Juliet? What if Romeo and Juliet isn’t the greatest love story ever told? Romeo and Juliet is a coming of age story about two humans who miraculously connect under volatile circumstances. They are humans who are surviving in a world immersed in an ancient feudal and pointless grudge. It’s a world that dictates whom one can love, and whom is forbidden to love. In this production we will reexamine the play through a contemporary perspective that strips away our preconceptions based on gender, love, and redemption. Against all odds Romeo and Juiet bravely choose love over hate, love over indifference, love over ignorance, love over ego, love over fear, love over barriers, love over borders. And ultimately love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love.

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Dates Times
March 18-21, 25*, 26*, 27-28 7 p.m.
March 22 & 29 2 p.m.
*student discounted tickets available

House of Desires

Playwrights' Theatre (Shasta 101)

Don Pedro pines for Doña Leonor who is in love with Don Carlos, who is desired by Doña Ana  - who is betrothed to Don Juan. In this fast paced 17th-century romantic farce on love and honor, silly scheming abounds and mistaken identities reign - while wily servants and suitors get entangled in a web of love (or lies?). House of Desires examines the concept of free will for women at a time when a woman's role was subject to a strict moral code. Written by one of the few female playwrights of the Spanish Golden Age, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, was a poet, an intellect, a nun and is a major baroque literary figure of Mexico.

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Dates Times
April 8-11, 15*, 16*, 17-18 7 p.m.
April 12 & 19 2 p.m.
*student discounted tickets available

Senior Showcase

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Dates Times
April 30, May 1-2 7 p.m.
May 3 2 p.m.