Fine Arts Building

2015-2016 Season Productions

A Behanding in Spokane
A Behanding in Spokane
Written by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Kristin Kundert.
University Theatre Mainstage
Cellar Theatre (Room 55)
September 24–October 4
This black comedy by one of the greatest living Irish playwrights features a man who has been searching for his missing left hand for a quarter century. Enter two bickering lovebirds with a hand to sell and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire for a hilarious roller coaster of love, hate, desperation, and hope. Tickets are $12, $7 for students.
Mrs. Packard
Mrs. Packard
Written by Emily Mann. Directed by Joelle Re Arp-Dunham.
University Theatre Mainstage
Cellar Theatre (Room 55)
October 13–October 18
Elizabeth Packard's husband commits her to an asylum, without proof of insanity, in 1861. Based on historical events, Emily Mann’s play tells of one woman’s struggle to right a system gone wrong in this winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award. Tickets are $12, $7 for students.
You Can't Take It With You
You Can't Take It With You
by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart. Guest Director Justin Anderson.
University Theatre Mainstage
Fine Arts Theatre (Room 200)
November 6–November 15
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play, described by the New York Times as “one of the most persuasive works of pure escapism in Broadway history,” features a delightfully eccentric, free-spirited family. The play, an unprecedented success when it initially opened in 1936, enjoyed a hit Broadway revival in 2014. Directed by Aurora Theatre's Justin Anderson.

An offering of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts Festival.

Special matinee for area schools Nov. 10 at 10:00am. Tickets are $16, $12 for students.
Fires in the Mirror
Fires in the Mirror
Written by Anna Deavere Smith. Directed by David Saltz.
University Theatre Mainstage
Seney-Stovall Chapel
February 2–February 7
In the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn 1991, where Hasidic Jews and African Americans live side-by-side, a rabbi's car fatally struck a young black boy, igniting race riots and ultimately the revenge-killing of a visiting orthodox Jew from Australia in Central Park. This powerful, Obie Award winning docudrama explores the volatile situation from all sides by vividly reenacting interviews with eyewitnesses, neighborhood residents, politicians, and other public figures.

Special matinee for area schools Thursday, February 4 at 10am. Tickets are $16, $12 for students.
The Mandrake
The Mandrake
Written by Niccolo Machiavelli. Directed by T. Anthony Marotta.
University Theatre Mainstage
Cellar Theatre (Room 55)
February 18–February 28
The Mandrake is a deliciously wicked comedy by the great Italian political philosopher Machiavelli, whose name is synonymous with political intrigue and manipulation, and the famous credo that "the end justifies the means." It vividly depicts a series of characters who are quick to compromise personal ethics to accommodate a corrupt and demeaning world, and to lie, cheat, swindle, and deceive in an effort to improve their miserable lives. Tickets are $16, $12 for students.
New Play Festival
New Play Festival
Written by UGA Students. Directed by John P. Bray.
University Theatre Mainstage
Cellar Theatre (Room 55)
March 23–April 3
An evening of new plays. Tickets are $12, $7 for students.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
By Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. Directed by George Contini.
University Theatre Mainstage
Fine Arts Theatre (Room 200)
April 14–April 24
Since winning 8 Tony Awards in 1979, including Best Musical, Sweeney Todd has shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. This dark and grisly comedy, set in 19th century London, tells the story of a barber who exacts revenge on the judge and the town that unjustly exiled by murdering his customers — and using them as the secret ingredient for wildly popular meat pies.

Special matinee for area schools Apr. 19 at 10:00am. Tickets are $16, $12 for students.