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Greer Garson Theatre Announces its Spring 2017 Performance Season

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Santa Fe, N.M. — Feb. 6, 2016 — The Greer Garson Theatre at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), is pleased to announce the spring 2017 production schedule. Produced and presented by the students, faculty, and staff of the SFUAD performing arts department, there will be four main stage productions — the most in a spring season at the Garson to date. The opening night for each main stage production will be a red-carpet gala event, with free food, drinks and a “talk back” after the show with the cast and director. In addition, there will be a dance concert, three nights of musical theatre performances, and three “room plays” throughout the season.

The Spring 2017 Performance Season at Greer Garson Theatre includes:

David Ives Short Plays - Written by David Ives; Directed by Cristina Duarte February 24–25, 2017 at 7 p.m.; February 26 at 2 p.m.; March 3–4 at 7 p.m. The first main stage production of the spring 2017 performance season will be a selection of short plays by David Ives, a comedic playwright who has written more than thirty one-acts in his career and is described by Time Magazine as a “mordant comic who has put the ‘play’ back in playwright.” Directing is Cristina Duarte, acting/directing faculty.

This is Our Youth - Written by Kenneth Longeran; Directed by Bryson Hatfield March 22 and 24, 2017 at 7 p.m.; March 25 at 2 p.m. This play explores the timeless issues of adolescence and maturity, following two 20-somethings in Upper West Side New York in the ‘80s as they explore the consequences of their wealthy upbringing. Student Bryson Hatfield, who was most recently seen as Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night, directs.

The Shape of Things - written by Neil LaBute, directed by Triston Pullen March 23 and 25, 2017 at 7 p.m.; March 26 at 2 p.m. Set on a university campus, the play follows four students as they explore what it is to be in a relationship, what love means, and what exactly people are willing to do for it. Directing is Triston Pullen, a junior theatre student who recently completed an internship in New York City.

The Threepenny Opera - Written by Bertolt Brecht; Directed by Kenn McLaughlin April 21–22, 2017 at 7 p.m.; April 23 at 2 p.m.; April 29–30 at 7 p.m. The classic musical satire of the capitalist society of the Weimar Republic, set in a mock Victorian England, follows an antiheroic criminal sentenced to a hanging. Kenn McLaughlin, artistic director at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, debuts as director at the Greer Garson Theatre.

Detailed schedule information and tickets for the main stage productions are available online at www.ticketssantafe.org or at the Greer Garson Theatre box office before the performance. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students.

Additional Spring 2017 Performances

Patrons can follow emerging artists in the SFUAD Performing Arts Department in a more intimate way this season, through attendance at classroom and extracurricular performance projects. These are free to the public, first come, first-served. These are wildly popular, casual events for a variety of audiences who want to see more students at work.

Winter Dance Concert – January 28

At the Winter Dance Concert on January 28, students, in conjunction with MODAS Dance Company, perform a variety of numbers.

Musical Theatre Workshop – May 8, 9 and 11

SFUAD’s Musical Theatre Workshop showcases selected songs from the contemporary Broadway canon with a performance on May 8 at 6 p.m. Musical theatre classes present two more performances on May 9 and 11. All musical performances will take place in the Weckesser Theatre, the black box space located in the Greer Garson Theatre Complex, and are directed by Kathy Morath, lead faculty in musical theatre.

The Department also presents fast-burn shows in which the cast rehearses and performs in the same week, as part of the Get A Room! The Room Play Series.

Updates and schedules will be posted at www.facebook.com/GreerGarsonTheatre throughout the season. For more information on SFUAD or the performing arts department, visit santafeuniversity.edu. To interview student performers or faculty directors, contact Rachael Lighty at Rachael.Lighty@santafeuniversity.edu or 505-473-6440. ###

About SFUAD’s Performing Arts Department

The Performing Arts Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design introduces students to all facets of live theatre, as well as work within the greater entertainment industry. All students have an opportunity to either perform or participate in design/technical work in productions on the Greer Garson Theatre stage as part of their training. With this broad foundation, SFUAD graduates move into either careers in arts and entertainment or onto further graduate studies.

About the Greer Garson Theatre

The Greer Garson Theatre is a 514-seat proscenium theatre on the campus of Santa Fe University of Art and Design named for its benefactor, the actress Greer Garson.

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 business, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, film, 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. SFUAD 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.

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