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2018-19 Theater Season

Fall Semester 2018

19th Annual Ursinus Fringe Festival

Various locations
  • Wednesday, September 12
  • Thursday, September 13
  • Friday, September 14
  • Saturday, September 15

The Ursinus Fringe Festival is a diverse, vibrant, exciting 4-day event that brings cutting-edge, experimental performances and visual arts to campus.  Modeled after the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Ursinus Fringe brings together professional companies and student and faculty artists to share their latest theater, dance, music, film and visual art works. More info on the Fringe schedule can be found here!


12 Angry Jurors

The classic American play by Reginald Rose

Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel         

Directed by Domenick Scudera, Professor of Theater

Kaleidoscope Lenfest Theater
  • Thursday, October 4: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 5: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 6: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 7: 2:00 p.m.

In the jury room of a murder trial, the sole dissenter in an 11-1 guilty vote exposes the other jurors’ personal biases and forces a dramatic re-evaluation of the crime.  As timely today as it was when it was first written in the 1950’s, 12 Angry Jurors is a compelling and provocative examination of the American judicial system.

Radium Girls

By D.W. Gregory

Directed by Meghan Brodie, Assistant Professor of Theater

Kaleidoscope Blackbox Studio Theater
  • Thursday, November 1: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 2: 7:30 p.m.*
  • Saturday, November 3: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 4: 2:00 p.m.

It’s 1926 and radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie is an international celebrity, and luminous watches are the latest rage, but the women painting the watch dials are falling ill.  Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls chronicles the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights the U.S. Radium Corporation responsible for poisoning its employees.  Gregory’s drama offers an uncompromising and uncannily timely look at American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

*There will be a post-show discussion with the cast and director following the Friday evening performance.

Ursinus College Dance Company Fall Concert

Produced by Jeanine McCain, Associate Professor of Dance

Kaleidoscope Lenfest Theater
  • Thursday, November 15: 7:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, November 16: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 17: 7:30 p.m.

Every semester, the Ursinus Dance Company brings enlivening, engaging, and thought-provoking performances to the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. Join the Ursinus Dance Program for the Fall 2018 edition of UCDC, which will feature a variety of choreographic work by faculty members, professional guest artists, and students.

Spring Semester 2019

God of Carnage

by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Domenick Scudera, Professor of Theater

Kaleidoscope Black Box Studio Theater
  • Wednesday, February 27: 7:30pm
  • Friday, March 1: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2: 2:00 p.m.

Reza’s satire peels back the layers of forced civility, conventions of politeness, and good intentions between two sets of parents who search to understand the truth of a playground scuffle between their sons.

Agnes of God

by John Pielmeier

Directed by Domenick Scudera, Professor of Theater

Kaleidoscope Blackbox Studio Theater
  • Thursday, February 28: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 3: 2:00 p.m.

Agnes of God tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation as they search to uncover the truth—is Agnes truly innocent or has more happened than meets the eye?

The Medusa Play

by Angela Antoinette Bey

Kaleidoscope Blackbox Studio Theater
  • Thursday, April 4: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6: 7:30p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7: 2:00 p.m.

The Medusa Play was written by Ursinus senior Angela Antoinette Bey. This is the world premiere of the play and is the first student work that has been produced on the main stage in almost 20 years. The Medusa Play is a contemporary version of the Medusa myth and is focused on a group of young artists living together in Philadelphia.

Ursinus College Dance Company

Spring Concert

Kaleidoscope Lenfest Theater
  • Thursday, April 25: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27: 7:30 p.m.

This concert will feature a variety of new works by Ursinus faculty, guest artists, and students.  Anchored by the ever-popular African Dance Residency with Jeannine Osayande, Ira Bond, and Dunya Performing Arts Company, this concert is sure to have something for everyone. 



 

 Fringe

 

 

 

 

 

12 Angry Jurors

 

 

 

  

 

 

Radium Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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 God of Carnage

 

agnes of god

 

 The Medusa Play

 

Fall UCDC 2017