BYU Theatre 2019-20
The Brigham Young University Department of Theatre and Media Arts announces its 2019–2020 season! Our performers explore a variety of styles and genres, from Shakespeare to Greek mythology to the whimsical love story of Little Shop of Horrors. This season offers something for every audience.
Season tickets are on sale April 9. Individual tickets are on sale for each production approximately four-to-six weeks prior to the first performance.
The subscription series includes six mainstage productions: With Two Wings; A Wilder Night: Three Short Plays by Thornton Wilder; Much Ado About Nothing; Hamlet; Wendy and Peter Pan; and Little Shop of Horrors. Additional events may be added to your package as bonus productions. Tickets can be purchased in person at the BYU Ticket Office (with locations in the Harris Fine Arts Center and the Marriott Center), over the phone at (801) 422-2981, or online at byuarts.com.
CONTEMPORARY VOICES: PLAY READINGS FROM AWARD-WINNING SCRIPTS
Join us for an evening of 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 carefully rehearsed readings, and the audience is invited to a post-show conversation about the themes, complications, and joys of these plays. Suffrage,by Jenifer Nii; The Humans, by Stephen Karam; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang. Learn more . . .
To skate or not to skate, that is the question! What do YouTubers, skateboarders, and Shakespeare have in common? Find out with Young Company’s vibrant adaptation of Hamlet. The context is modern, but the dialogue is just as the Bard wrote it. As Hamlet, Ophelia, and their friends hit the streets, they ask the soul-searching questions we all face. By William Shakespeare. Adapted and directed by Teresa Love. Learn more . . .
Wendy and Peter Pan
Straight from the Royal Shakespeare Company to BYU, this new take on a much-loved adventure reimagines the story from Wendy’s perspective. You’ll be surprised and delighted as our ensemble transforms a black box theatre into WWI London and then into Neverland using only their theatrical skill and the power of imagination. By Ella Hickson. Directed by Kris Jennings. Learn more. . .
Little Shop of Horrors
From songwriting duo Ashman and Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) comes this deliciously devious sci-fi hit of both Broadway and Hollywood. Hopelessly nerdy Seymour must sacrifice love and blood to feed his beloved alien plant, who—unfortunately for humankind—has plans for global domination. By Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Directed by George Nelson.