Here are the current projects going on across grounds:
The Black Monologues
October 12-14 and 19-21 at 7:30pm
The Black Monologues is a theatrical production that explores the struggles, joys, and complexities of Blackness at UVA and beyond. This performance will feature a wide range of stories, as well as music and movement, celebrating the diversity of Black experiences.
Disclaimer: This play will drop knowledge, mature language, and references to the violence prevalent in our society. Stay woke.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. The maximum number of tickets that may be reserved for any performance is two (2). All tickets will be held in will-call for pickup at the door. The UVA Arts Box Office will open at 6:30 pm for will-call pickup and any unreserved tickets will be available at that time. Any reserved tickets not picked up by 7:10 pm, 20-minutes prior to curtain, will be released.
Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, October 5 at 9 am.
WE ARE PUSSY RIOT OR EVERYTHING IS P.R.
by Barbara Hammond
September 28 & 29 at 8pm, September 30 at 2:00pm, and October 4 & 5 & 7 at 8:00pm
Directed by Marianne Kubik
Ruth Caplin Theatre
In 2012, members of the Russian feminist protest punk rock group Pussy Riot danced, kicked, and shouted their punk prayer “Virgin Mary, Chase Putin Away!” on the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. When video of their protest went viral, three Pussy Riot members were hunted down, put on trial, and convicted for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.” Their trial was covered internationally by the media with open support through public acts of solidarity, launching this post-Soviet art-activist group into the global public sphere. This play recounts their story as all eyes looked to Russia for its next political move.
This production is both political theatre and protest theatre and offers an interactive experience for our audience in the lobby at 8:00pm (2:00pm for matinee). Seating, which is General Admission for this show, begins following the lobby performance. However, patrons who require special seating accommodations should enter and remain in the theatre prior to the 8:00 (2:00pm matinee) lobby performance.
Get your tickets here.