Theatre Season Production Archives

2016/2017 Season:

EDWARD II

By Christopher Marlowe. Directed by Guest Artist Mary Vingoe. Newly crowned, drunk on power, and blind to consequences, King Edward II recalls his lover Gaveston from exile and showers him with kingly favours, alienating both queen and court. One of the earliest Elizabethan history plays, Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II, tells a story of politics, passion, and murder that leads to a fractured England and a monarchy in violent disarray. September 29-October 15, 2016.  7:30 pm. The Chan Centre for Performing Arts, Telus Studio Theatre, 6265 Crescent Rd.
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BECKETT 16
By Samuel Beckett. Directed by MFA Alumnus Gerald Vanderwoude. Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to get your Beckett on, partake in a post-show cake & champers party every night, and donate to a very worthy cause. Legendary professor emeritus Norman Young returns to the stage with theatre alumni Beverly Bardal, Cam Cronin, Deb Pickman, Joe Procyk, Tom Scholte, and students from the UBC Theatre Program in these limited-run fundraising performances benefiting The Peter Loeffler Student Prize. November 3-5, 2016. 7:30 pm. Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd.  
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LOVE AND INFORMATION
by Caryl Churchill.  Directed by MFA Candidate Lauren Taylor. A scientist dissects a brain. Someone tells the police. Another puts an elephant on the stairs. Over 100 vibrant characters in a series of vignettes search for meaning in their lives. Through sex, death, feeling, thinking, taxidermy and karaoke, they discover each other. January 19-February 4, 2017. 7:30 pm. Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd.
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NAKED CINEMA III: SHORTFALLS
Directed by Professor Tom Scholte. Created in collaboration with students from the Department of Theatre and Film. Each year, students from the Department of Theatre and Film, spearheaded by  award-winning Professor Tom Scholte, come together to create something especially audacious: a new feature film inspired by Lars von Trier's Dogme 95 Manifesto and stripped of all cinematic artifice. January 30-31, 2017. 7:30 pm. The Performance Theatre, AMS Student Nest.
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LES BELLES-SOEURS
by Michel Tremblay. Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco. Directed by MFA Candidate Diane Brown. Germaine is the lucky winner of one million green stamps.  When fourteen of her friends, neighbours, and family members join her in working-class Montreal to celebrate, her windfall ends up igniting lurking resentments. Michel Tremblay’s two-act play, first produced in 1968, against the backdrop of Quebec's quiet revolution, changed Quebec theatre, with its kitchen-sink representation of ordinary women speaking in their own dialect. March 16-April 1, 2017. 7:30 pm. Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd.
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2015/2016 Season:

THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL
Based on the novel by Anne Brontë | Adapted by Professor Jacqueline Firkins | Directed by Alumna Sarah Rodgers |October 1-17, 2015 | Frederic Wood Theatre
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EURYDICE
Based on the novel by Sarah Ruhl | Directed by MFA Candidate Keltie Forsyth| January 21-February 6, 2016 | Frederic Wood Theatre

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NAKED CINEMA II
Created in collaboration with students from the Department of Theatre and Film | Directed by Tom Scholte | February 1 & 2, 2016 | Norm Theatre, Old Student Union Building
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THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
By Mary Zimmerman | Adapted from THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE NIGHT | Directed by MFA Candidate Evan Frayne |  March 17 – April 2, 2016 | Frederic Wood Theatre

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2014/2015 Season:

TWELFTH NIGHT
By William Shakespeare | Director Stephen Heatley | September 25-October 11, 2014 | Frederic Wood Theatre
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THE BARTERED BRIDE
By Jon Jory (adapted from the novel by Jane Austen)
OPERA SERIES | Sung In Czech Bedřich Smetana, to a libretto by Karel Sabina Director Nancy Hermiston | Conducted by Norbert Baxa | November 13-1 5, 2014 | Old Auditorium

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NAKED CINEMA
EXTRA EVENT | FEATURE FILM PREMIERE | January 26-27, 2015 | Norm Theatre, Old Student Union Building

THE 520 STUDIO SHOWS
EXTRA EVENT | MFA Directors | November 27-29, 2014 | Dorothy Somerset Studio

 

THE BACCHAE 2.1
By Euripides, Adapted by Charles Mee | Director Dennis Gupa | January 22-February 7, 2015 | Frederic Wood Theatre

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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
OPERA | Sung in Italian Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte | Director Nancy Hermiston | Conducted by Neil Varon | February 5-7, 2015 | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

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TRIUMPH OF LOVE

Based on the play by Marivaux. Book: James Magruder. Music: Jeffrey Stock. Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead | Directed by Barbara Tomasic | March 19-April 4 | Frederic Wood Theatre

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2013/2014 Season:

The Caucasian Chalk Circle
By Bertolt Brecht
Telus Studio Theatre
Sept. 19 - Oct. 5, 2013
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Pride and Prejudice
By Jon Jory (adapted from the novel by Jane Austen)
Frederic Wood Theatre
Nov.r 14 - 30, 2013

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Seeds
By Annabel Soutar
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Starring Theatre at UBC alumnus Eric Peterson
Frederic Wood Theatre
Jan. 22-26, 2014

Production website

The Seagull
By Anton Chekhov, Translated by Peter Gill
Telus Studio Theatre
Jan. 23-Feb. 8, 2014

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Ubu Roi
By Alfred Jarry, Translated by Barbara Wright
Frederic Wood Theatre
March 20 - April 5, 2014

Production Website
Production Photos
Promotional Video

UBC OPERA • The Tales of Hoffman
November 7 - 10, 2013

By Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) | Sung in French with English Surtitles
Leslie Dala Conductor | Nancy Hermiston Director | Old Auditorium

School of Music

UBC OPERA •Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze
February 6-9, 2014
By Nino Rota (1911-1979) | Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
David Agler Conductor | Nancy Hermiston Director | Chan Centre

School of Music

UBC OPERA The Cunning Little Vixen
June 26-29, 2014
By Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) | Sung in Czech with English Surtitles
Norbert Baxa Conductor | Nancy Hermiston Director | Old Auditorium

School of Music

2012/2013 Season:

The Duchess:
a.k.a. Wallis Simpson

By Linda Griffiths
Telus Studio Theatre
Sept. 20 - Oct. 6, 2012

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The Sorrows of Young Werther
By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Frederic Wood Theatre
October 17 - 20, 2012

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Production Photos

Cosi fan tutte
By W.A. Mozart
Old Auditorium
November 1 - 4, 2012

School of Music

Dancing at Lughnasa
By Brian Friel
Frederic Wood Theatre
November 15 - December 1, 2012

Production website
Production Press Release
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Rhinoceros
By Eugene Ionesco, director Chelsea Haberlin
Telus Studio Theatre
January 24 - February 9, 2013

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Dialogues of the Carmelites
By Francis Poulenc, UBC Symphony Orchestra
February 7 - 10, 2013

School of Music

Blood Relations
By Sharon Pollock
Frederic Wood Theatre
March 21 - April 6, 2013

Production website
Production Photos

Carmen
By Georges Bizet
Old Auditorium
June 22 - 30, 2013

School of Music

2011/2012 Season:

The Trialof Judith K.
by Sally Clark
Directed by Tom Scholte

Frederic Wood Theatre
Sept. 29-Oct. 8

Production Showsite
Production Photos

Thunderstorm
by Cao Yu
Directed by Siyuan Liu
Staged reading of Thunderstorm Nov. 4 & 5
and international
touring exhibition Oct. 31-Nov. 18
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Crucible
by Robert Ward based on the play by Arthur Miller
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
UBC Opera Ensemble with the
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Nov. 10-13
UBC Old Auditorium

Two Merchants
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's
The Merchant of Venice
Directed byDana Lori Chalmers
Nov. 10-19
Telus Studio Theatre

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A Little Creation
by Vanessa Imeson
Directed by Patrick New
Nov. 24-26
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Idiot
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Adapted and directed by James Fagan Tait
Music composed and directed by Joelysa Pankanea
Neworld Theatre/Vancouver Moving Theatre (Vancouver, Canada)
Presented with Theatre at UBC
Jan. 20-28
Frederic WoodTheatre

PuSh Website

One Thousand Cranes
by Ren Hisa based on the original play by Colin Thomas
translated by Toyoshi Yoshihara
Feb.10-11
Frederic Wood Theatre

Rusalka
by Anton Dvořák
by Anton Dvořák, In Czech with English surtitles
Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
UBC Opera Ensemble with
the UBC Symphony Orchestra
Feb. 9-12
Chan Centre for Performing Arts

Problem Child & The End Of Civilization
by George F. Walker
Directed by Chris Robson
Feb. 9-18
Telus Studio Theatre

Production Show Site
Production Photos

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Patrick New
Mar. 22-31
Frederic WoodTheatre

Production Show Site
Production Photos
Production Promotional Video

The Merry Widow
by Franz Lehar
in German with English
Surtitles
Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
UBC Opera Ensemble with the UBC Symphony OrchestraJune 21-24
UBC Old Auditorium

2010/2011 Season:

The Madwoman Of Chaillot
By Jean Giraudoux, translated by Maurice Valency
Directed by Stephen Heatley
Frederic Wood Theatre
Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 2010
7:30 pm
Production Showsite
Production Video ClipProduction Photos

Rum and Vodka
By Conor McPherson
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Brian Cochrane
Dorothy Somerset Studio
Oct. 7-9, 2010,
7:30 PM

Don Giovanni
By W.A. Mozart
In Italian - English surtitles
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
Conducted by Dwight Bennett
Old Auditorium
Nov. 4-7, 2010
UBC Opera Ensemble with the UBC Symphony Orchestra

The Madonna Painter
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau
Directed byCraig Holzschuh
Telus Studio Theatre
Nov. 11-20, 2010
7:30 PM

Production Showsite
Production Video Clip
Production Photos

Jade in the Coal
By Paul Yee
Score by Jin Zhang
Directed by Heidi Specht
Co-Produced with Pangaea Arts
Frederic Wood Theatre
Nov. 25-Dec. 4, 2010

Production Showsite
Production Video Clip
Production Photos
Podcast

La Marea
Presented by Boca Del Lupo, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, SFU Woodward’s, Studio 58 at Langara College & Theatre at UBC
Outdoors / Site-specific:
The zero-hundred block of Water Street in Gastown (between Abbott St and Carrall St) Gastown, Vancouver, BC
Jan. 18-22, 2011

Circa + 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Frederic Wood Theatre
Jan. 19 – 22 & *23, 2011
7:30 PM

Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Chris McGregor
Telus Studio Theatre
Jan. 20-29, 2011ß
7:30 PM

Production Showsite
Production Video Clip
Production Photos

Cendrillon
By Jules Massenet
In French with English surtitles
Libretto by Henri Cain
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
Conducted by Dwight Bennett
Chan Centre For The Performing Arts
Feb. 3-6, 2011
UBC Opera Ensemble with the UBC Symphony Orchestra

Double Double Foil and Fumble
Opening Night: February 10th and runs to Feb.12th. 7:30 pm. (except Friday night which begins at 6:30 pm)
Preview performance on February 9th at 7:30.
Dorothy Somerset Studio

Wild Honey
By Anton Chekhov
Translated & adapted by Michael Frayn
Directed by MFA Candidate Brian Cochrane
Frederic Wood Theatre
Mar. 17-26, 2011
7:30 p.m.

Production Showsite
Production Video Clip
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Albert Herring
By Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Eric Crozier
UBC Opera Ensemble & UBC Symphony Orchestra
Old Auditorium
Jun. 23-26, 2011

2009/2010 Season:

Frozen (Extra Event)
Sept. 22-Oct. 3, 2009
By Bryony Lavery
Directed by Renée Iaci
Produced by shameless hussy productions & Theatre at UBC
Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre

Production Video Clip
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MK Woyzeck
Sept. 30-Oct. 10, 2009, 2009

Adapted from the works of Georg Büchner
Conceived and Directed by Tom Scholte
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Showsite
Production Video Clip
Production Photos

The Master Builder
Oct. 29-Nov. 7, 2009
By Henrik Ibsen
A new adaptation and translated by Errol Durbach
Directed by Gerald Vanderwoude
A co-production with Yorick Theatre
TELUS Studio Theatre

Production Showsite
Production Video Clip
Production Photos

The Laramie Project
Nov. 19-28, 2009
By Moises Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre Projects
Directed by
Nicola Cavendish
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Showsite
Production Video Clip
Production Photos

Romeo and Juliet
Jan. 21-30, 2010
By William Shakespeare
Directed by
MFA Directing Candidate Catriona Leger
Production Showsite
Production Video Clip
Production Photos

China (Extra Event)
Feb. 2-6, 2010
By William Yang
Produced by Performing Lines from Australia
Presented with Vancouver 2010 Olympiad and
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Frederic Wood Theatre

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Arms and the Man
March 18-27, 2010
By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Mindy Parfitt
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Showsite
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Odori ~ The World of Kabuki Dance (Extra Event)
April 9, 10 & 11, 2010
Produced by Tomoe Arts & Theatre at UBC
Frederic Wood Theatre

2008/2009 Season:

Welcome to Theatre at UBC's extraordinary 2008-09 season, celebrating 100 years of this great university and 50 years of the Department of Theatre (now the Department of Theatre and Film), founded by Professor Dorothy Somerset in 1958. And as we do every year, we’re celebrating the special alchemy of theatre in its many forms, across the ages and around the world.

We open our season with Professor Stephen Malloy directing the stage version of Mervyn Peake’s sensational Gothic fantasy novel, Gormenghast.

We’re especially excited to showcase our enormously successful alumni. John Gray and Eric Peterson wrote and originally performed the musical phenomenon Billy Bishop Goes to War, which won the Governor General’s Award for Drama, as did playwright Kevin Kerr’s Unity (1918). The plays are staged by two of the most exciting young directors in Canada, alumni Sarah Rodgers and Stephen Drover, respectively. MFA student directors Lois Anderson (an award winning actress) and Chris McGregor go international with Greek tragedy (Medea) and American/pseudo-Russian comedy (The Idiots Karamazov). A wonderful bonus is our collaboration with the PuSh Festival to present the newest work from a great Canadian innovator, Marie Brassard’s The Invisible.

Join our students, staff, faculty, alumni and professional theatre artists for a season of plays you won’t forget.

Jerry Wasserman, Head
UBC Department of Theatre and Film

Gormenghast
September 18-27, 2008
by Mervyn Peake
Stage Adaptation by John Constable
Directed by
Stephen Malloy
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Showsite
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Billy Bishop Goes to War
October 30-November 11, 2008
Written & Composed by John Gray
Directed by
Sarah Rodgers
TELUS Studio Theatre

Production Showsite
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Unity (1918)
November 13-22, 2008
by Kevin Kerr
Directed by
Stephen Drover
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Showsite
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Medea
January 22-31, 2009
by Euripides
Translated by
Kenneth McLeish
and Frederic Raphael
Directed by
Lois Anderson
TELUS Studio Theatre

Production Showsite
Production Photos

The Invisible
February 3-7, 2009
Written, Directed
& Performed by
Marie Brassard
Infrarouge
Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts
Festival and
the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Photos

The Idiots Karamazov
March 19-28, 2009
by Christopher Durang and
Albert Innaurato
Directed by
Chris McGregor
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Showsite
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Extra Event Series

Along with Theatre at UBC’s ambitious 2008/09 season, it’s a great pleasure to offer you a dazzling array of productions in our Extra Events Series:

A Servant of Two Masters
October 14-18, 2008
by Carlo Goldoni
Translated & Adapted
by
Jeffrey Hatcher
& Paolo Emilio Landi
Directed by
Stephen Heatley
Dorothy Somerset Studio

Hänsel und Gretel
December11, 12, and 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm
December 14, 2008 at 3:00 pm
by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by
Adelheid Wette
Directed by
Nancy Hermiston
Conductor Leslie Dala
UBC School of Music Opera Ensemble
& The West Coast Symphony Orchestra
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Falstaff
March 5, 6, and 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm
March 8 at 3:00 pm
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Directed by
Nancy Hermiston
Conductor David Agler
UBC School of Music Opera Ensemble
& The West Coast Symphony Orchestra
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

The Greeks
November 27-29, 2009
Theatre at UBC presents our 520 Directing Projects: THE GREEKS
Euripides’ THE TROJAN WOMEN directed by Catriona Leger
Sophocles’ ELECTRA directed by Mindy Parfitt
Translations Kenneth Cavendar, Adaptation John Barton
Dorothy Somerset Studio

Brave New Play Rites 2009

April 1-4, 2009 (various times)
A Festival of New Plays Written and Directed by students in UBC's Creative Writing and Theatre Programs. Festival of Original One-Act Plays. 23rd ANNIVERSARY.

Brave New Play Rites Website

2007/08 Season:

In 2007-2008, it is our great pleasure at Theatre at UBC to offer you a celebratory blend of the classics of world theatre liberally mixed with the leading edge of new theatre forms and practice.

As an integral part of one of the world's great research universities, we once again invite you into our working labs in the Frederic Wood Theatre, the TELUS Studio Theatre and the new Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre to bear witness to the fruits of the creative undertakings of our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, guest artists and visiting companies.

The Theatre Program is deeply committed to the vision expressed by UBC's mission statement, TREK 2010, which encourages us to prepare our students to become exceptional global citizens. What better way to accomplish this (and invite you along) than through an interaction with great theatrical works from around the world: Canada (The Rez Sisters, Death & Taxes), Greece (Shadows of Troy), the UK (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coming Up for Air), Russia (A Dybbuk), France (The Learned Ladies, Old Goriot), the USA (Should’ve) and Italy (Hey Girl!, Futuristi).

Theatre at UBC is one of Canada's oldest professional theatre education programs. Since 1916 when Professor Frederic Wood began The Players Club, UBC has been home to renowned theatre practitioners and has produced some of Canada's most innovative artists and theatre practices. Our programs of theatre research, study and practice are unique at UBC, in that we depend on our audiences to engage with us to fulfil this legacy. You are an essential part of the alchemy that takes place in our research laboratory—the theatre—where the exchange between artists and audience members ignites our study and inspires our invention.

We're proud to be part of a tradition of outstanding artistic work at UBC and the rich diversity of benefits—social, economic, and educational — that this research and knowledge brings.

Jerry Wasserman, Acting Head
Department of Theatre and Film

A Midsummer Night's Dream
September 20-29, 2007
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Stephen Heatley
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Showsite
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The Rez Sisters
November 15-24, 2007
By Tomson Highway
Directed by Johnna Wright
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Showsite
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Honoré de Balzac’s Old Goriot
January 17-26, 2008
Adapted and Directed by James Fagan Tait
Music Composed and Directed by Joelysa Pankanea
Presented in association with the PuSH International Festival of the
Performing Arts Western Gold Theatre and Theatre at UBC
TELUS Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

Production Showsite
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Hey Girl!
International Tour
January 23-26, 2008
Written and Directed by Romeo Castellucci
Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio in association with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Theatre at UBC
Directed by Romeo Castellucci
Frederic Wood Theatre
(PuSh plus event)

Production Showsite

The Learned Ladies
February 7-16, 2008
By Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Patrick Gauthier
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Showsite
Production Photos

A Dybbuk
March 27-April 5, 2008
By S. Ansky
adapted by Tony Kushner
Based on a translation by Joachim Neugroschel
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate David Savoy
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Showsite
Production Photos

Extra Event Series

The Extra Event Series offers subscribers the opportunity to attend productions and workshops at a reduced ticket price.

FUTURISTI: The avant garde theatre of the Italian Futurists
October 11-13, 2007
Theatre at UBC and Bella Luna Co-Production
Directed by Theatre at UBC Alumni Susan Bertoia and Gerald Vanderwoude.
Frederic Wood Theatre

Death & Taxes
October 18-20, 2007
Written and Directed by MFA Candidate Patrick Gauthier
Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre

Shadows of Troy
October 23-27, 2007
Based on three works by Euripides, Homer and Sophocles
Adapted By John Barton and Kenneth Cavendar
Directed by Tom Scholte
TELUS Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Coming Up For Air
October 31-November 10, 2007
by George Orwell
Adapted and Directed by Leslie Mildiner
Theatre at UBC and
One-O-One Productions
Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre

Production Photos

Die Fledermaus
December 13-16, 2007
by Johann Strauss, UBC Opera Ensemble
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
West Coast Symphony Directed by Les Dala
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Should've
March 4-8, 2008
by Roald Hoffman
Directed by Theatre at UBC Faculty Stephen Heatley
Theatre at UBC and UBC Department of Chemistry
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Dream Healer
March 2, 4, 6 & 8, 2008
Based on the novel Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
Adaptation and Libretto by Christopher Allen
Directed by Nancy Hermiston
UBC Opera Ensemble
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

THE 520’s: Medea Redux and Featuring Loretta
MFA candidate directors Chris McGregor and Lois Anderson prove their mettle
Two contemporary one-act plays
November 29-December1, 2007
Dorothy Somerset Studio

AVAILABLE LIGHT: Collective performance creations by students

TOUR DE FORCE: Solo performance pieces by students

BRAVE NEW PLAY RITES: Festival of new plays written and directed by students.

2006/07 Season:

I’m delighted to announce the Theatre at UBC Season for 2006-2007 and I invite you to join us for another year of live theatre at UBC Point Grey. This year we offer an extraordinary selection of truly international classics, established contemporary works and outstanding original Canadian theatre. These dynamic productions will feature the work of both student and professional theatre artists.

Our artistic and educational collaborations with our professional colleagues in Vancouver and beyond are expanding our horizons and enlarging our aspirations. The wonderful theatre we make at UBC Point Grey is now greatly enhanced by our Great Northern Way Campus activities. We’re becoming a development centre for the “theatre of the future,” a responsibility we approach with confidence, terrific energy, and high hopes.

We owe so much of our success over the years to the enthusiasm and support of our audiences and patrons, and extend a heartfelt “thank you” to the dedicated supporters who continue to donate to the Frederic Wood Theatre Endowment Fund and the new Dorothy Somerset Studio fund. I look forward to seeing you at the theatre: welcome, and enjoy the shows!

Robert Gardiner
Head, Department of Theatre, Film & Creative Writing

Beautiful Thing
by Jonathan Harvey
Directed by Stephen Heatley
September 20 - 30, 2006
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Beautiful Thing Showsite
Production Photos

Life After God
by Michael Lewis MacLennan adapted from the work of Douglas Coupland
Directed by Katrina Dunn, a co-production with Touchstone Theatre
November 1 - 11, 2006
TELUS Studio Theatre:
November 1-11, 2006 - all shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver East Cultural Centre:
November 15-25, 2006

The Life After God Showsite
Production Photos

Big Love
by Charles L. Mee
Directed by Joanna Garfinkel
January 24 - February 3, 2007
TELUS Studio Theatre

The Big Love Showsite
Production Photos

Mother Courage and Her Children
by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Hare
Directed by Camyar Chai
March 7 - 17, 2007
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Mother Courage Showsite
Production Photos

Extra Event Series

The Extra Event Series offers subscribers the opportunity to attend productions and workshops at a reduced ticket price.

BECKETT CENT
An Extra Event Series presentation
A celebration of Samuel Beckett
October 2 - 7, 2006
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Showsite: n/a

Skin of Our Teeth
An Extra Event Series presentation by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Joanna Garfinkel
with Theatre at UBC’s Intermediate BFA Acting Class
October 17 - 21, 2006
Frederic Wood Theatre

Showsite: n/a
Production Photos

A Report to an Academy
An Extra Event Series presentation by Franz Kafka, Translated by Ian Johnston, Performed by Matias Hacker
Directed by Jorge Hacker
November 17 - 18, 2006
Frederic Wood Theatre

Showsite: n/a

The Gondoliers
An Extra Event Series presentation by Sir W. S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan
Presented by the UBC Opera Ensemble
December 14 - 17, 2006
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Showsite: n/a

La Bohème
An Extra Event Series presentation by Giacamo Puccini
Presented by the UBC Opera Ensemble
February 8 - 11, 2007
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
showsite Showsite: n/a

Lady Aoi
An Extra Event Series presentation
The Uzawa Noh Troupe
Presented by the UBC Department of Asian Studies and Theatre at UBC
Frederic Wood Theatre
Workshop: February 16
Performance: February 17

Showsite: n/a

Brave New Play Rites 2006-2007
An Extra Event Series presentation
New Short plays by UBC Creative Writing Students.
Directed by UBC Theatre Students
April 4-8, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
April 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. (additional Matinee)
Frederic Wood Theatre
Tickets: 604-822-2678

Brave New Play Rites Showsite

POV Festival of UBC Student Films 2007 - An
Extra Event Series presentation
New short films by Students in UBC’s Film Production Program
April 27 & 28, 2007
Empire Granville 7 Cinemas
855 Granville street

POV Showsite

2005/06 Season:

Theatre at UBC is pleased to announce our season for 2005-06 and to invite you to join us for another year of extraordinary live theatre at Point Grey. This year we offer a wonderful selection of ancient and modern classics, a world premiere produced in collaboration with some of Vancouver’s most exciting theatre artists as part of the PuSh International Performance Festival, and a host of other exciting performances. The past few years have been very exciting for Theatre at UBC. We’ve begun regular artistic and educational collaborations with our professional colleagues in Vancouver and beyond, added new play development to our teaching and production mandate, expanded our horizons to include dance and interdisciplinary performance as well as theatre and opera, and we continue to produce great theatre on the UBC Vancouver Campus. We owe much of our success over the years to the support and enthusiasm of you, our patrons. We’d particularly like to acknowlege supporters who’ve donated to the Frederic Wood Theatre Endowment Fund, which was created to help support artistic work in the Frederic Wood Theatre (If you’d like to donate to the Endowment, just write a tax-deductible amount in the box provided on the subscription form at the end of this brochure and add it to your subscription total). I look forward to seeing you at the Theatre and I hope you’ll enjoy our 2005-06 Season.

Robert Gardiner
Head, Department of Theatre, Film & Creative Writing

The House of Atreus
by Aeschylus
adapted from The Oresteia by John Lewin
September 28 - October 8, 2005
Frederic Wood Theatre

The House of Atreus Showsite
Downloadable Companion Study Guide
Production Photos

La Ronde
by Arthur Schnitzler
adapted by John Barton from a translation by Sue Davies
November 16 - 26, 2005
TELUS Studio Theatre

The La Ronde Showsite
Production Photos

Soulless
by Aaron Bushkowsky
a special presentation with Rumble Productions
Directed by Norman Armour
November 24 - December 3, 2005
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Soulless Showsite
Production Photos

Studies in Motion: the Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge
by Kevin Kerr
a co-production with the Electric Company & the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
January 17 - 29, 2006,
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Studies in Motion Showsite
Downloadable Companion Study GuideProduction Photos

The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
February 1 - 11, 2006
TELUS Studio Theatre

The Glass Menagerie Showsite
Production Photos

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
March 8 - 18, 2006
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Picasso at the Lapin Agile Showsite
Production Photos

Extra Event Series
New last year to Theatre at UBC, the Extra Event Series offers subscribers the opportunity to attend productions and workshops at a reduced ticket price.

Le Nozze di Figaro
March 2 - 5, 2006
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Extra Event Series

Showsite: n/a

Brave New Play Rites 2005-2006
New Plays by UBC Creative Writing Students
March 29 to April 2, 2006
Frederic Wood Theatre
Extra Event Series

Showsite: n/a

POV Festival of UBC Student Films 2006
Short Films by UBC Film Students
April 28 & 29, 2006
The RIDGE Theatre (3131 Arbutus Street)
Extra Event Series

Showsite: www.film.ubc.ca/pov/pov17

2004/05 Season:

We're delighted to welcome you to the 2004-2005 Theatre at UBC Subscription Season. This year we've assembled a season of plays and events reflecting our commitment to theatre that entertains, provokes and enlightens.

Last year, with our very successful co-productions of The Fall and K, we began building artistic and producing relationships extending beyond the borders of the UBC main campus. We continue to enlarge our horizons this year with similar co-productions.

We're also delighted to continue our collaborations with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and the UBC School of Music. With these partners, as well as with the Belkin Gallery, the Department of Art History and Visual Art, and the Museum of Anthropology, we continue to expand the demanding and exciting "Arts and Culture Scene" at the UBC Point Grey campus.

We invite you to join us for what promises to be another fabulous season of theatre, opera, concerts, gallery openings, workshops, lectures, festivals and films. We look forward to seeing you at the Theatre.

Enjoy!

Robert Gardiner
Head, Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing

Under
Milk Wood
by Dylan Thomas
Directed by: Sarah Rodgers, Alumna
Frederic Wood Theatre
September 23 - October 2, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

The Under Milk Wood Showsite

The Cherry Orchard
by Anton Chekhov
translated by Jean Claude Van Itallie
Directed by: Stephen Heatley, Faculty
Telus Studio Theatre
November 4 - November 13, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
All shows start at 7:30 p.m.

The Cherry OrchardShowsite
Downloadable Companion Study Guide

Village of Idiots
By John Lazarus
Directed by: Aaron Caleb, MFA Candidate
Frederic Wood Theatre
January 20 - January 29, 2005,7:30 p.m.

The Village of Idiots Showsite
Downloadable Companion Study Guide

Eugene Onegin (Opera)
By P.I. Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Tchaikovsky and Silovsky, after a novel by Pushkin
Directed by: Nancy Hermiston, Head of Voice and Opera, UBC School of Music
Conducted by: Norbert Baxa With the UBC Symphony Orchestra and the UBC Opera
Ensemble
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
March 3 - March 6, 2005, 8:00 p.m.

The Eugene Onegin Showsite

Arcadia
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by: Dennis Garnhum, Guest Artist and Alumnus
Frederic Wood Theatre
March 10 - March 19, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

The Arcadia Showsite
Downloadable Companion Study Guide

Transit Lounge
By Amiel Gladstone, Andreas Kahre, Conrad Alexandrowics, Kendra Fanconi, Anosh Irani, Maiko Bae Yamamoto and Rachel Ditor
Directed by: Rachel Ditor
Telus Studio Theatre
April 7 - April 16, 2005, 7:30 p.m

The Transit Lounge Showsite

Extra Event Series
New this year to Theatre at UBC, the Extra Event Series offers subscribers the opportunity to attend productions and workshops at a reduced ticket price.

Plum + Other Colours
October 21, 22, 23, 2004
Frederic Wood Theatre 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $12 Adults/$8 Students
Extra Event Series

The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the Axes of Evil
Friday, October 29, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre
Ticket Prices: $15 Adults/$10 Students
NeWorld information: NeWorld Theatre 604-602-0007
NeWorld website: www.neworldtheatre.com
Extra Event Series

John Padan and the Discovery of America by Dario FoNovember 12 and 13 - 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre
Ticket Prices: $12 Adults/$8 Students
Mario Pirovano Website: www.mariopirovano.it
Extra Event Series

Skin
February 24 and 25 - 7:30 pm
Telus StudioTheatre
Ticket Prices: $18 Adults / $12 Seniors / $8 Students
Henry Daniel's website: www.sfu.ca/~hdaniel
Extra Event Series

Brave New Play Rites 2004-2005
April 13-17, 2005
Visit the UBC Creative Writing website for more details
6 Shows Only
ALL SHOWS 7:30PM plus one 2PM matinee, Sunday
TICKETS/INFO: 604-822-2678
Tickets: $12 and 8
Extra Event Series

Persistance of Vision (POV) Film Festival
This year's POV dates (2005) are scheduled for Friday April 29th and Sat. April 30th, 2005 at the Ridge Cinema at 3131 Arbutus Ave.
Single price tickets will be $8 on Friday, and $10 on Saturday.
Visit the UBC Film Program POV website for more details.
Extra Event Series

2003/04 Season:

We are delighted to invite you to the 2003-2004 Theatre at UBC Subscription Season. We've an entertaining and enlightening spectrum of shows this year: Alien Anthropologists, Classic Commedia, a Vancouver/Copenhagen Tri-Production, Mozart's most popular Opera, a full Measure of Shakespeare, Ibsen on the Inlet, and an affectionate salute to two great British Columbia Artists. Our Theatre Production Program continues to grow in innovative and exciting directions, as it has since Professor Frederic Wood started the UBC Players' Club back in 1916. At the ripe age of 87 we've not slowed down a bit - we're renewed and reborn each season by the enormous talents and fresh ideas of our students, the artistry of our faculty, staff and alumni, and by you - our marvelous audience.

Welcome to the theatrical surprises and delights of our 2003 - 2004 season.

Robert Gardiner
Head of Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing

Tales of the Lost Formicans
by Constance Congdon
Directed by Stephen Malloy
Frederic Wood Theatre
September 25 - October 4, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

The Tales of the Lost Formicans showsite

Il Campiello
by Carlo Goldoni. English version by Susanna Graham-Jones and Bill Bryden
Directed by Stephen Heatley
Telus Studio Theatre
October 16 - October 25, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

The Il Campiello showsite

Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gerard MacKay
Frederic Wood Theatre
November 13 - November 22, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

Downloadable Companion Study Guide
The Measure for Measure showsite

K.
by Martin Tulinius
Directed by Martin Tulinus
An international co-production of Kaleidoskop Theatre of Copenhagen, Rumble Productions and Theatre at UBC
Frederic Wood Theatre
January 15 - January 24, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

The K. showsite
Downloadable Companion Study Guide

Song of This Place
by Joy Coghill
Directed by Robert More
Frederic Wood Theatre
February 19 - February 28, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

The Song of This Place showsite
Downloadable Companion Study Guide

Manon
by Jules Massenet
Stage Director: Nancy Hermiston
Conductor: Norbert Baxa With the UBC Symphony Orchestra and the UBC Opera Ensemble
A co-production with the UBC School of Music
Chan Centre
March 4 - March 7, 2004, 8:00 p.m.

The Manon showsite
Tickets: http://www.chancentre.com/tickets_f.html

The Lady from the Sea
by Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Bryan Wade
Directed by John Cooper
Telus Studio Theatre
March 18 - March 27, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

The Lady from the Sea showsite

2002/2003 Season:

A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by: John Cooper
Frederic Wood Theatre
September 25th-October 5th, 2002

Production Photos

The Secret Rapture
by David Hare
Directed by: Stephen Heatley
TELUS Studio Theatre
October 16th-26th, 2002

Production Photos

The Falstaff Project
Dr. Errol Durbach's adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry plays
Directed by: John Wright
Frederic Wood Theatre
November 13 -23, 2002

Downloadable Companion Study Guide
Production Photos
Unabridged Script: Theatre at UBC wishes to thank Dr. Durbach for allowing us to make the unabridged script of The Falstaff Project available to our website visitors. Please click here to view or download the script.

Oh What a Lovely War
by Joan Littlewood
Directed by: Sarah Rodgers
TELUS Studio Theatre
January 23 - February 1, 2003
Downloadable Companion Study Guide

The Bartered Bride
Opera
Composer: Bedrich Smetana
Libretto: Karel Sabina
Opera in Czech with English surtitles
Directed by: Josef Novak
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
March 6 - 9, 2003)
Thu, Fri & Sat shows start at 8:00 pm :: Sun start is 3:00 pm
CHAN Centre for the Performing Arts
UBC Opera Ensemble
UBC Symphony Orchestra
The School of Music at UBC: www.music.ubc.ca

The Marriage of Figaro
by Beaumarchais
translated by David B. Edney
Directed by: Marek Czuma
Frederic Wood Theatre
March 13 - 23, 2003
Downloadable Companion Study Guide

Dirty Hands
A Festival of the Performing Arts at UBC
March 31-April 11, 2003
Various Campus Venues

2001-2002 Season:

The productions of Theatre at UBC are part of the Theatre Program's contribution to the exploration of ideas. That exploration of course, is the central adventure of any great university. One of the greatest advantages of operating a theatre program in the diverse environment of UBC is the possibility of interaction among students, scholars and guest artists. Because of this, our seasons reflect a range of ideas and themes that we think will be relevant, interesting and provocative as well as diverting and entertaining. The students, faculty and staff of the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing invite you to join us for another year on campus with Theatre at UBC. We know you will enjoy yourself!

Lion In The Streets
by Judith Thompson
Directed by Kathleen Weiss
September 26, 2001 - October 6, 2001,
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Photos

Good  Mother
by Damien Atkins
Directed by Stephen Heatley
October 31, 2001 - November 10, 2001
TELUS Studio Theatre

The Good Mother Showsite

Lysistrata
by Aristophanes,
Directed by David Bloom
November 15, 2001 - November 24, 2001,
Frederic Wood Theatre

Production Photos

Les Liaisons Dangereuses
by Christopher Hampton,
Directed by: Fran Gebhard
January 23 - February 2, 2002
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Les Liaisons Dangereuses showsite

The CreationAnonymous
Edited and Adapted by Edward Kemp and Katie Mitchell
March 13 - 23, 2002,
TELUS Studio Theatre

The Creation Showsite

Dido and Aeneas
by Henry Purcell (edited and realized by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst)
Libretto by Nahum Tate and Gianni Schicci
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
English Translation by Anne and Herbert Grossman
Co-production with the UBC School of Music
Performances on March 7,8,9, 2002 at 8pm and a
Matinee performance on March 10, 2002, at 3pm

The School of Music at UBC: www.music.ubc.ca

2000 - 2001

The Three Sisters
September 28 - October 7, 2000

Bonjour la Bonjour
November 2 - 11, 2000

Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley
Directed by Stephen Malloy
November 16 - 25, 2000
Frederic Wood Theatre

The Frankenstein showsite

As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Stephen Heatley
January 18 - January 27, 2001
Telus Studio Theatre

The As You Like It Showsite

The Crucible
March 1 - 4, 2001

Greek
By Steven Berkoff
Directed by: Zaib Shaikh
March 8 - 17, 2001
Telus Studio Theatre

The Greek Showsite

The Beggar's Opera
By J. Gay
directed by John Wright
March 22 - 31, 2001
Frederic Wood Theatre