The Greer Garson Theatre at SFUAD Announces Its 2012–13 Season

"Performing arts students and faculty members will present three plays and one musical this academic year"

Date August 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

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From a Santa Fe University of Art and Design press release...

Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) will open the Greer Garson Theatre’s 2012–13 season on Oct. 5 with a performance of "Scapin". Performing arts students and faculty members will present three plays and one musical this academic year.

Plays and dates:

Scapin—Written by Molière (adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell), directed by Jon Jory

Oct. 5–7 and 12–14, 2012

This modern adaptation of Molière’s comedy "Les Fourberies de Scapin" is an exciting farce about star-crossed lovers, kidnapping, ransom and revenge.

Count Dracula—Adaptation by Ted Tiller, directed by guest director Shepard Sobel

Nov. 30–Dec. 2 and Dec. 7–9, 2012

A classic retelling of Bram Stoker’s time-honored tale of horror, with Victor Talmadge, professional actor and Performing Arts Department professor of acting, in the title role.

Documentary Theatre Project—Created by students in the Documentary Theatre class during the Fall 2012 semester, directed by Talmadge

March 1–3 and 8–10, 2013

This play, researched and written by Documentary Theatre students, will be based on the demise of the northern New Mexico village Agua Fria.

Once on This Island—Book and lyrics written by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, directed by Gail Springer

April 19–21 and 26–28, 2013

In an almost nonstop song and dance, the theatrical story set in a Caribbean fantasy world tells the story of a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. Fantastical gods who rule the island guide the young girl on her quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death. "Once on This Island" garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.

Time:

Friday and Saturday night performances at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Place:

The Greer Garson Theatre
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe

More information:
For tickets, available after Sept. 1, call the Tickets Santa Fe box office at 1-505-988-1234 or visit www.ticketssantafe.org.

About the Performing Arts Department

The Performing Arts Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design introduces students to all facets of stage production, giving them the opportunity to perform, design and build sets, develop and produce costumes, devise and execute lighting schemes, and create and stage sound effects. Because of this strong foundation, our theatre graduates are known and respected around the country for their knowledge and professionalism. Each year, the department produces three plays and one musical in the Greer Garson Theatre, a proscenium-style venue dedicated to the late actress, who is remembered for her philanthropy and distinguished career on the stage and screen.

About Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is an accredited institution located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the world’s leading centers for art and design. The university offers degrees in arts management, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, moving image arts (filmmaking and video production), performing arts, photography and studio art.

Faculty members are practicing artists who teach students in small groups, following a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines hands-on experience with core theory and prepares graduates to become well-rounded, creative, problem-solving professionals. As a Laureate International Universities Center of Excellence in Art, Architecture and Design, the university boasts an international student body and opportunities to study abroad, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on the arts. Santa Fe University of Art and Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

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