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This fast-paced, annual festival showcases the best of student playwriting in an evening of 10-minute plays, performed by an ensemble of bright young actors. Support new work and become acquainted with the next generation of playwrights who will change the world. Read more here. Directed by David Morgan.
Join us for an evening of one-acts from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Thornton Wilder (Our Town). These three plays—The Longest Christmas Dinner, Pullman Car Hiawatha, and The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden—each explore life in all its fullness, unbounded by time, space, or even the earth itself. This will be a wonderful night of the best of American theatre. Directed by Adam Houghton. Read more about the performance here.
Based on The New York Times’s bestselling novel by BYU alum Liesl Shurtliff, this fractured fairy tale follows the adventures of Rump, a young man who discovers that sometimes the greatest gifts come with the most terrible curses. Told inventively through an a capella musical score, this workshop performance is an exciting world premiere. Adapted and directed by Tim Threlfall. Read more about the performance here.
Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy, presented in a modern-day transformation of the Globe Theatre! Our Shakespearian troupe will frolic with the first blush of love, wage a “merry war” of wit, and be caught out with their “hands against their own hearts.” Filled with brilliant banter, Much Ado About Nothing is a sharp look at human nature—and the transformative power of love. Directed by Megan Sanborn Jones. Read more about the production here.
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…
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. Read more about the performance here.
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. Read more about the production here.
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.