In addition to three major productions, a theatre festival and a growing improve troupe, the Department of Theatre Arts’ upcoming year also features expanded dance operations as the UTA Dance Ensemble is reorganized into Mavericks Dance Company.
This season’s productions include:
- “The Theory of Relativity” – Directed by Assistant Professor Anne Healy, this award-winning musical explores the interconnectedness of humanity. Show times: Oct. 7-10 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Mainstage Theatre.
- “The Man Who Came to Dinner” – A classic American comedy written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the play revolves around a notorious theatre critic who breaks his leg while on a lecture tour in the Midwest. Professor Andrew Christopher Gaupp will direct the Broadway original. Show times: Nov. 18-21 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. Mainstage Theatre.
- “Die Fledermaus” – An opera sung in English and written by Johann Strauss. Co-directed by Assistant Professor Soo Hong Kim (Music) and Healy. Show times: Feb. 26, March 1 and March 3 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Mainstage Theatre.
- MavsPlays 2016 – This festival spotlights new, thought-provoking theatre by the department’s playwright-in-residence during a repertory two-week run of performances. Lecturers Natalie Gaupp and Seraphina Nova direct. Show times: “Helios 24/7,” April 15, April 21 and April 23 at 8 p.m.; April 17 at 2:30 p.m. “Dogwood,” April 14, April 16 and April 22 at 8 p.m.; April 24 at 2:30 p.m. Mainstage Theatre and Studio Theatre.
- Flight 12 Improv – This 12-member troupe features students from UT Arlington and is directed by Associate Professor Joe Chapa. Performances: Sept. 25-26 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 5-6 at 8 p.m. Studio Theatre.
- “Via Dance” – A collection of progressive dance works by Maverick Dance Company Artistic Director Amanda Jackson and Assistant Artistic Director Meredith Knight, as well as, guest, and student choreographers. Dec. 11-12 at 8 p.m., Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Mainstage Theatre.
Get more information about season ticket subscriptions, single tickets, group rates and reservations through the Maverick Theatre Company Box Office online or at (817) 272-2669.