OFF THE MAP 2018

OFF THE MAP: BYU INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
January 24-27 and February 1-3

BYU’s fifth-annual international theatre festival welcomes a fresh, retelling of one of Shakespeare’s tragedies Macbeth, along with a lively production from one of Scotland’s leading puppetry companies and a production that asks us to examine our willingness to connect to one another.

OFF THE MAP is generously supported by the BYU Mary Lou Fulton Endowment in Theatre and Media Arts.

TICKETS
Save $1 per ticket when you purchase a ticket to each show with the festival package at this link or purchase tickets to individual productions using the links for each show below.

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PRODUCTIONS

MACBETH

OUT OF CHAOS THEATRE COMPANY [ENGLAND and FINLAND]

By William Shakespeare
With Paul O’Mahony and Troels Hagen Findsen
Directed by Mike Tweddle

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Thurs.–Sat., Jan. 24-27, 8:00 p.m.
Pardoe Theatre
$12-17 | Age 12+
Approximately 80 minutes

“Astonishing. Meticulous. Flawless.” – Oxford Culture Review

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. This sold-out hit of the Edinburgh Fringe is a new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

All the drama, intrigue and madness of one of Shakespeare’s  best known tragedies Macbeth in 80 high-octane minutes.  Two actors bring this work to life by brilliantly and boldly portraying 20 characters.

 

UTAH PREMIERE
THE SECRET LIFE OF SUITCASES
AILIE COHEN PUPPET MAKERS [SCOTLAND]

By Lewis Hetherington and Ailie Cohen

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Wed. Jan. 24, 7 p.m.

Thurs.- Sat. 25–27, 6:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 27, 1:00 p.m.
Nelke Theatre
$10–15 | Age 3+
Approximately 50 minutes

This serene and beautiful creation…is a gentle philosophical piece of children’s theatre with a message for all ages.  – The Edinburgh Guide

Puppetry and imagination merge seamlessly in this tale about a workaholic, with no time for fun in his life.  All that changes when his suitcase takes him on a whirlwind adventure.  At its core, this beautiful play contains a valuable lesson for children and adults alike, about the value of fun, and adventure.

 

ENCORE ENGAGEMENT—BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
THE FEVER
600 HIGHWAYMEN [UNITED STATES]

By Michael Silverstone and Abigail Browde

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Thurs.–Sat., Feb. 1–3, 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Pardoe Theatre
$21-25 | Age 8+
Approximately 60 minutes

NO LATE SEATING

“A lovely, haunting meditation on human connection, and disconnection. . . . A poetic evocation of our mostly unspoken—and un-called upon—dependence on one another.” —New York Times

The latest work by this Brooklyn-based ensemble tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility and our willingness to be there for one another. Performed in complete collaboration with the audience, The Fever examines how we assemble, organize and care for the bodies around us. Who will you be when our eyes are on you? What will we see when we all look your way?

 

ENGAGEMENT

FESTIVAL FORUM
Thurs., Jan. 25, 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Nelke Theatre
Meet the company members of the Out of Chaos and Ailie Cohen Puppet Makers to learn about their work. Students of all disciplines and public welcome. Free admission.

Q&A
Brief discussions with the company will take place immediately following each performance, Jan. 24-27 and Feb. 1-3

ONLINE
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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Doors for each performance of OFF THE MAP will open approximately 10 minutes prior to showtime. Late admission may not be allowed to all productions. Please be on time so you can enjoy the experience completely.

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