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2012-13 School of Theatre + Dance Performance Season

The University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance is excited to announce its 2012-2013 performance season. This diverse selection of performances under the direction of world-class faculty makes for an unforgettable season that cannot be missed.

Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ralf Remshardt
September 14 –15, 18 –21 at 7:30 p.m.
September 16, 23 at 2:00 p.m. 
Nadine McGuire Black Box

This 16th-century Shakespearean comedy has been re-envisioned in the “Mad Men” era of the early 1960s. The story of cruel Angelo, gentle Isabella, and doomed Claudio plays out on the canvas of the sexual revolution, political rebellion, and artistic ferment of that decade when the “hidden persuaders” of advertising became the ubiquitous symbols of a rampant consumer culture.
By Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis
Directed by Charlie Mitchell
October 5, 9–13 at 7:30 p.m.
October 7, 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Constans Theatre

Broadway smash Urinetown is a wicked satire of municipal corruption and corporate greed set in a (perhaps not so distant) time when severe droughts have limited water supply and the authorities have made flushing a luxury. With bouncy music, romantic entanglements, and sarcastic lyrics, “urine” for a new perspective on love, loss, and Politics with a capital “pee.”
Ajax in Iraq
By Ellen McLaughlin
Directed by David Young
November 2 , 5, 7–8, 14 –16 at 7:30 p.m.
November 4, 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Nadine McGuire Black Box

This contemporary drama parallels the stories of two war figures, Ajax, the Greek hero of the Trojan War, and A.J., a young female soldier in Iraq. The play spotlights the harsh judgment, ridicule, and abuse that women face in the United States Army, along with the distinct fear and danger that military men and women face every day. The cast of Ajax in Iraq will undergo basic military training, to enhance the integrity of this wartime drama.
Fall BFA Dance Showcase
October 25 – 28
Times TBA
McGuire Pavilion Studio G-6, $9.
This annual Fall Showcase features the highly creative and original choreography by our senior BFA dance majors, as well as new and repertory works by guest artists and UF dance faculty. We offer a variety of programs during the show’s four-day run in our studio theatre within the McGuire Pavilion, so be sure to pay attention to the advertised times and the various programs. Audiences have come to recognize this showcase as the nexus for cutting-edge artistry for artists on the verge of the new and the wonderful.
Agbedidi Dance
By Mohamed DaCosta
November 30 – December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
December 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Constans Theatre

Powerful dancing spanning countries and continents, from West Africa to the U.S.: a scintillating program created in collaboration with the Center for World Arts and New World School of the Arts and featuring prominent international guests. Music that moves your heart and your feet: come dance in the aisles!
A Servant to Two Masters
By Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Judith Williams
January 25 –26, 29 –February 2 at 7:30 p.m.
January 27, February 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Constans Theatre

This timeless comedy by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Judith Williams, is a farcical masterpiece with its roots in the slapstick commedia dell’ arte. The plight of poor Truffaldino, who is determined that he can serve two demanding masters and yet woo lovely Smeraldina, still manages to delight audiences today.
Dance 2013
Directed by Ric Rose
February 15 –16, 19-23 at 7:30 p.m.
February 17, 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Nadine McGuire Black Box

Witness the effervescence of dance in a stunning variety of physical feats by our award-winning dance faculty and students. Compelling cutting-edge choreography honors the enduring power of the dance program while it challenges, engages and inspires the imagination.
Blood Wedding
By Federico García Lorca
Directed by Mona Chirila
March 29 –30, April 2-6 at 7:30 p.m.
April 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Constans Theatre

This explosive tragedy of passion set in rural Spain poetically portrays two past lovers and the depth of their feelings toward each other. For decades, audiences have been captivated by the fiery intensity of the play’s dramatic central love triangle and by the vivid imagery summoned through Lorca’s poetic language.

Spring BFA Dance Showcase
April 11 – 14
Times TBA
McGuire Pavilion Studio G-6, $9
Always new and always edgy, this showcase offers our student choreographers, guest artists, the amazing Dance For Life program, community choreographers and guest performers a delightful opportunity to present works of dance/theatre to the public. Senior BFA dance majors have the opportunity to present solos by guest artists as they prepare for the next stages of their dance careers post-graduation. Be sure to catch the innovative compositions by senior BFA dance majors and delight in the new and exciting world of emerging professional artists.

Season ticket subscriptions are on sale now! Additionally, ticket purchases for individual events can be made at the University Box Office two weeks before the start of each show. Season subscriptions or individual tickets may be purchased at:
University Box Office
In person from 12-5 p.m.
Individual ticket sales may also be purchased at

Season subscription packages include tickets to seven productions.  BFA dance showcases in fall and spring are not included in subscription packages.
Season Tickets for 2012-13: $89
UF Faculty, UF Staff, Students (UF and non-UF), and Seniors: $68
Please note there is a handling fee $ 2
Standard Production: $17
UF Faculty, UF Staff, Students (UF and non-UF), and Seniors: $13
BFA Dance Showcase: $9 (no discounts available)

Full Event Calendar (UF College of Fine Arts):
Theatre and Dance Event Information:  352-273-0526
Theatre and Dance Tickets:  352-392-1653
UF School of Theatre + Dance, main: 352-273-0223

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