Theatre Department

College of Arts and Sciences

Polaroid Stories

by Naomi Iizuka

October 13-16 & 20-23, 2022

Inspired in part by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories takes place on the outermost edge of a city; a way stop for “dreamers, dealers and desperadoes”. Mythology and modernity clash together to reveal tales seeking camaraderie, refuge and escape. Informed by interviews with street kids, Polaroid Stories conveys a whirlwind of psychic disturbance, confusion, and longing, like their mythic counterparts. Do you dare to enter this labyrinth where a rave may cause you to go raving mad?

Note: explicit language and adult themes

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

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Or,

by Liz Duffy Adams

December 8-11, 2022

Or, takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn: poet, spy, and the first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors’ prison and desperate to get out of the spy trade, she has a shot at a production at one of only two London companies. But only if she can finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden new love, complicated royal love, and very dodgy ex-love who may murder the king in the morning. This neo-Restoration comedy is “…playful and highly literate,” with “…imagination, radical instincts, and sardonic but generous humor.”

Note: mature language and some mild sexuality- recommended for ages 14 & older

Or, is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

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By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

by Lynn Nottage

February 23-26 & March 2-5, 2023

It’s the Golden Age of Hollywood, and aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, a star grasping at her fading career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising legacy of the impact that race had on her controversial career. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s fast-paced, sly satire, takes you on a seventy-year journey through Vera’s life and the cultural climate that shaped her.

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing,LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection (www.dramatists.com)

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Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Orchestrations by Johnathan Tunick

April 20-23 & 27-30, 2023

Follow a Baker, the Baker’s Wife, Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood, and the Witch to search for their true heart’s desire. Will everyone’s wish be granted? Or will the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later? James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece. Last performed at URI in 2004, Into the Woods is a Tony Award winning musical and a crowd favorite!

Into the Woods is presented through Special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI- www.mtishows.com

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URI Theatre General Information

Fine Arts Center

105 Upper College Rd.

Kingston, RI 02881

                                                                         

Box Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12pm-3pm  

Phone:  401-874-5843        

Theatre Department Office

Phone:   401-874-5921                               https://web.uri.edu/theatre

COVID Policies

The University no longer requires community members to wear masks indoors when attending performances. This policy will remain in effect until further notice while we assess transmission rates on our campus when we come back together.  

 

We continue to encourage people to be respectful of others and to understand we have individuals in our community who are immunocompromised, at high risk for severe disease, have children or others in their homes who cannot be vaccinated, or are uncomfortable with the change in mask requirements. Please be respectful of personal choice and also stay home from work or class if you are sick.

 

The University reserves the right to reinstate masking restrictions based on the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention and Rhode Island Department of Health guidance and conditions on campus and in the community.

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