Young Company: Luna
Soledad, a young dreamer, and her best friend, the moon, explore the difficulty of making friends, finding common ground in differences, and what it means to find one’s place in the universe. Don’t miss this magical, bilingual show that speaks to young audiences and opens hearts of all ages.
MICROBURST THEATRE New Work by BYU Students
This fast-paced, annual festival showcases the best of student playwriting in an evening of 10-minute plays performed by an ensemble of our brightest young actors. Support new work and become acquainted with the next generation of playwrights who will change the world.
Escape from Planet Death!
Zombie botanists?! Mutant salamanders?! Insane robots?! Experience ’50s sci-fi madness as live voice actors, massive comic book illustrations, and on-stage sound effects artists lead audiences on a comedy voyage of intergalactic proportions. This outrageous script is original to BYU’s Theatre and Media Arts Department, and you don’t want to miss it!
How should honorable citizens react when their leader shifts toward tyranny? Written near the end of Elizabeth I’s life, this classic play exposes political machinations that freshly caution us about power. “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”
Fiddler on the Roof
Tradition! This award-winning tale is one of the most beloved American musicals of all time. In tsarist Russia, a dairyman named Tevye struggles against a changing world, the realities of political upheaval, and children whose faith differs from his own. The messages of religious fortitude, home and homelessness, and dedication to family are still relevant to audiences today.
Young Company: As You Like It
Humor, romance, and wacky fun take centerstage in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, performed by BYU’s Young Company. It’s the traditional story of boy meets girl, girl disguises herself as a boy, and then a different girl falls in love with the girl dressed as a boy. You’ll dote on all the “didn’t see that coming” twists and turns in this delightful comedy.
CONTEMPORARY VOICES: PLAY READINGS FROM AWARD-WINNING SCRIPTS
Join us for an evening of carefully curated script-in-hand readings of the best of contemporary American theatre. Engage with the work of master playwrights whose important voices might otherwise not be heard in our university community. Students bring life to these scripts through rehearsed readings, and we invite the audience to join us for a post-show conversation about the themes, complications, and joys of these plays.
Pride and Prejudice
It is a truth universally acknowledged that it’s easy to “willfully misunderstand” another—even someone handsome, intriguing, and rich! Elizabeth Bennet is determined to know her own mind, but impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy needs a good setting down. Bad first impressions, myriad misunderstandings: this surprising and timely new adaptation is a vibrant take on the classic story.