2016-2017 Productions

Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, is a woman, bored and trapped in a stifling marriage. Both jealous and callous, she seeks to control her former love’s destiny only to reek havoc and destruction instead.
Show Dates:
September 28, 29, 30, October 5, 6, 7, at 8:00 p.m.
October 1 and 8 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Play by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Donn Youngstrom


The Mousetrap

Seven strangers are trapped together in an English guest-house by a terrible winter storm, when a police inspector arrives to tell them there is a murderer hiding among them, waiting to kill again. Secrets are uncovered and shocking identities are revealed in this spine-tingling thriller by beloved mystery writer Agatha Christie. See for yourself why The Mousetrap is. by far, the longest running play in history.
Show Dates:
October 27, 28, November 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m.
October 29 and November 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Murder mystery play by Agatha Christie, directed by Jennifer Toohey
Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall


Buck, Boogie, Bop, and Beyond: The Black and Brown of Broadway Musicals

A homage to the contributions of artists from the African diaspora who have greatly contributed to American Musical Theater.  BBB&B is a song, dance and narrated musical review and is being developed and mounted on students from the Buffalo State Theater department.  The production is conceived, directed and choreographed by Carlos R.A. Jones, Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.
Show Dates:
February 8, 9, 10 at 8:00 p.m.
February 11 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Directed and choreographed by Carlos R.A. Jones
Flexible Theatre, Savage Theater and Communication Building


The Doctor in Spite of Himself

When a peasant woodcutter, Sganarelle, is mistaken for a renowned doctor and is charged to cure a girl who's grown mute, his unorthodox remedies sets off raucous, inappropriate, hilarity! In spite of his lack of medical knowledge, with a dose of stupidity and an touch of heart, he proves that love and laughter are the best medicine.
Show Dates:
March 2, 3, 9, 10 at 8:00 p.m.
March 4 and 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
By Molière, directed by Aaron Moss
Warren Enters Theatre, Upton Hall
View promo here: https://youtu.be/1h6W4lv6TXM


Circle: Dance in the Round

Circle: dance in the round presents an exciting challenge for the choreographers and dancers in many ways. Since concert dance is traditionally presented on a proscenium stage with an audience front, an ‘in the round’ presentation required that the choreography respond to the space differently. The Circle symbol meaning is far-reaching and profound and each choreographer discovered their own way of expressing the concept of Circle; the infinite nature of energy, the inclusivity of the universe, the dance circle as it reflects community, and the emphasis placed on the featured work within its contoured border. We invite you to personally explore its meaning and come full circle in your own awareness of its symbolic importance.
Show Dates:
April 26, 27, 28 at 8:00 p.m.
April 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Choreographed by the Buffalo State dance faculty


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