UTNT (UT New Theatre)

UTNT (UT New Theatre)

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February 27 - March 9, 2014
The Lab Theatre

Curated by Steven Dietz and Gia Marotta, UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed work of emerging playwrights from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. The 2014 series includes the following works:

PREVIEW PRODUCTIONS

Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven
By Reina Hardy
Directed by Natalie Novacek

Annie Jump is a 13-year-old science genius whose alien-obsessed father is the laughingstock of Strawberry, Kansas. One night in August, a meteor falls, and Annie meets Althea, an intergalactic supercomputer that manifests itself in the form of a mean girl with really nice hair. Althea’s here to help Annie take humanity from the earth to the stars, but being the Chosen One isn’t all glory. What is Althea hiding? And what will Annie have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny?

Performance Dates: February 27, March 1, 7 at 8pm and March 9 at 5pm

Admission: Individual tickets now available for $12. Or, purchase a UTNT Discount Two-Pack, including a ticket to Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven and Advance Man for $20.

Advance Man
By Abe Koogler
Directed by Will Davis

Bear Creek is a small town. So when rumor spreads of an impending visit from the President himself, everyone gets very excited. There’s just one problem – no one knows when he’s coming, or why. And who’s that mysterious man in a dark suit, asking all those questions? A dark comedy about the way we live now.

Performance Dates: February 28, March 6, 8 at 8pm and March 2 at 2pm

Admission: Individual tickets now available for $12. Or, purchase a UTNT Discount Two-Pack, including a ticket to Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven and Advance Man for $20.

ENHANCED READINGS

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Visual Narrative by William Anderson
Text Narrative by David Turkel
Directed by Jess Hutchinson

In the weeks following Hamlet’s death, Horatio navigates a harrowing regime change at Elsinore under the rule of bloody-minded prince Fortinbras.

Performance Dates: March 1 at 11am and March 8 at 2pm

Admission is free.

Still Now
By Katie Bender
Directed by Rudy Ramirez

After witnessing the fall of the twin towers, Annie heads to Japan to study Butoh, looking for a dance form that expresses the destruction she can’t comprehend. Ten years later, Annie is diagnosed with stage four cancer and returns to Butoh to prepare for her final dance. Still Now confronts us with the accelerated motion of a woman learning and losing her body, accompanied by the doctors, teachers, friends and lovers that become her partners in movement, to ask the question: what can our bodies teach us that our minds cannot fathom?

Performance Dates: March 2, 9 at 2pm

Admission is free.

Or, “The One with the Dogs”
By Briandaniel Oglesby
Directed by Jeremy Lee Cudd

In a crappy house surrounded by a dead walnut orchard, brothers Boomer and Dirt struggle with each other, with themselves, and with their dog-breeding business. As their prized pregnant pooch swells, they seem on the way to strike it big. Their dreams are disrupted when Boomer brings home Marisol, who should be a one-night stand, and Dirt finds a boy who will never grow up.

Performance dates: March 1 at 2pm and March 8 at 11am

Admission is free.


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