New temporary seating configuration on the stage allows for an intimate theatre experience
Santa Fe, N.M.—October 15, 2014—Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) will open the Greer Garson Theatre’s Fall 2014 main stage season with Some Girls Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-26. The Fall season also includes several other plays, a musical and dance concert, all presented by SFUAD performing arts students and faculty members. In contrast to other seasons, the Fall 2014 season performances will all take place on the reconfigured Greer Garson Theatre stage,. In this new, experimental seating arrangement, audience and performers will be on stage together, providing a new way to experience theatre in an intimate setting.
In addition to the main stage performances, the SFUAD Performing Arts Department is launching an additional new series, “Get a Room! The Room Plays,” which will showcase actors in short plays rehearsed and performed in a one-week intensive rehearsal and performance process with a faculty director in the university’s Acting Lab.
Fall 2014 Season:
Some Girl(s)—Written by Neil LaBute; directed by Gail Springer
Oct. 17–19 and Oct. 24–26, 2014
By turns an outrageously funny and deadly serious portrait of the artist as a young seducer, casts a truthful, hilarious light on a typical young American male as he wanders through the heart of darkness that is himself.
Hotline—Written by Elaine May; directed by SFUAD student Hamilton Turner Nov. 7–9, 2014
Part of the SFUAD Student Director Series. Elaine May offers an interesting stance on suicide in today’s society and has a curious eye on those trying to help.
Misadventures or I Don’t Know What I’m Doing—Written by Donald Marguiles; directed by Gail Springer
Nov. 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Part of the university’s Get a Room! Room Plays Series. Ingenious, tender and provocative, three small pieces and a monologue by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.
Den of Thieves—Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis.; directed by Jon Jory
Nov. 21–23, 2014 and Dec. 5–7, 2014
A comic send up of the mob, 12-step programs and how hard it is to prove your life is worthwhile. Funny, passionate and absurd.
Selections from Nine—Written by Arthur Kopit; directed by Alaina Walters Zachary and Dance Director Shannon Elliott
Dec. 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The first of two annual productions that includes the performance of songs, scenes, and dance numbers from a variety of musicals.
Friday and Saturday night performances at 7 p.m.
and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Greer Garson Theatre
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe
All productions are $15, and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased through the Tickets Santa Fe box office at 1-505-988-1234 or www.ticketssantafe.org. For more information about the productions, contact the SFUAD Performing Arts Department at 1-505-473-6439.
About SFUAD’s 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, SFUAD theatre graduates are known and respected around the country for their knowledge and professionalism. Each year, the department produces three plays, one musical and two dance concerts 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.