Theatre @UVA

Spring 2018




Love’s a Bitch

by Dave Dalton
(freely adapted from Don Gil de las Calzas Verdes by Tirso de Molina)
February 22 – 24, 27 & 28 and March 1 at 8:00pm
and February 24 at 2:00pm
Director: Dave Dalton
Ruth Caplin Theatre

Jilted by her boyfriend for a richer woman in the big city, Doña Juana discovers what she’s really made of by dressing as a man, stealing her
boyfriend’s identity, and seducing the rich woman before he can reach her. In Dalton’s free adaption of this classic, we learn that love can hurt, heal, and
kick a little ass.  (Adult themes and content)


Music by Mark Hollmann, Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, Book by Greg Kotis
March 29 & 30, April 3 – 6 at 8:00pm & April 7 at 2:00pm
Director: Robert Chapel
Culbreth Theatre

Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the chaos, a hero decides that he has had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. (Adult content)

New Works Festival

April 26 – 28 at 8:00pm and April 28 at 2:00pm
Director: Doug Grissom
Helms Theatre

The New Works Festival brings together all aspects of the collaborative process for presenting new works: writing, dramaturgy, directing, choreography, design, technology, construction, acting, stage management and backstage run crews. Produced by UVA Drama for the purpose of providing an all-encompassing experience for students, this festival also offers mentoring and feedback from professional guest artists. New Works Festival is supported by an Arts Enhancement Grant from the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts.