OFF THE MAP: BYU International Theatre Festival


Thank you for supporting BYU’s inaugural international theatre festival.
See you again next year!

January 23–25, 2014 | BYU Harris Fine Arts Center

The debut season of OFF THE MAP presents non-traditional theatre from three professional, international (Australia, England, Iran) theatre companies. Mime, physical theatre, puppetry, live animation, music, media, solo performance, and devised theatre take center stage in these intimate and thought-provoking productions.

$10  all tickets ($4 off with BYU ID for performances on Thur., Jan. 23)


Buy a package and save!

A package consists of one ticket to all three performances in one block of time (all for the same evening or for the Saturday matinees).
Package prices:
$18 Thurs., Jan. 23
$27 Fri., Jan. 24/Sat., Jan. 25

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Participating Productions:


The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

The Last Great Hunt [Australia]

Created by Tim Watts

This multi award-winning one-man micro-epic puppet show melds technology and multimedia into a touching story of enduring love and the end of the world. The play employs a unique blend of mime, puppetry, live and recorded music, and live animation to present an exploration of the next and oldest frontier: the deep blue sea.

Click on a date to learn more:
Jan. 23, 24, 25, 6:00 pm & Jan. 25, 2:40 pm
Nelke Theatre
Age 5+



Translunar Paradise

Theatre Ad Infinitum [England]

U.S. Premiere
Featuring live accordion accompaniment, this exquisite piece of mask and movement theatre–a poignant tale of life and death told without words–debuted to critical acclaimed and sellout crowds at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Click on a date to learn more:
Jan. 23, 24, 25, 7:20 pm & Jan. 25, 1:00 pm
Pardoe Theatre




Hamlet, Prince of Grief

Leev Theater Group [Iran]

Using household objects and children’s toys to play out a domestic and political history of betrayal and death, Shakespeare’s tragic hero comes to terms with his violent fate through an obsessive retelling of the moments preceding the tragedy.
Performed in Farsi with English supertitles.
Click on a date to learn more:
Jan. 23, 24, 25, 9:00 pm & Jan. 25, 4:00 pm
Pardoe Theatre



 Things to know:

  • Tickets to all performances $10. Discount for BYU students/faculty for performances on Thur/Jan. 23.
  • Purchase a ticket package to see all three shows in one block of time (evening or matinee) and save $1 per ticket.
  • Doors open approximately five minutes prior to the start of the performance. Queue outside the entrance prior to entry.
  • No late entry to these performances.
  • Performances take place multiple times over the course of three days in the Pardoe, Nelke, and Margetts Theatres of the Harris Fine Arts Center.
  • Take part in post-show discussions with the companies following each performance.
  • Performances vary in length (from 30 minutes to 70 minutes). Check specific event pages for run times.


OFF THE MAP is supported in part with funds provided by the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration and the Mary Lou Fulton Chair in Theatre and Media Arts.

Hamlet, Prince of Grief is supported in part with funds provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, and the National Endowment for the Arts.