Friday, November 28, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Rock musical, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ highlight 2013-14 UCD theater slate

By
From page A7 | September 18, 2013 |

The UC Davis department of theater and dance’s 2013-14 season includes three productions directed by internationally renowned Granada Artists-in-Residence, three student showcases, one Shakespeare on a Shoestring class production as well as unticketed Institute for Theatre, Dance and Performance programs that open up the artistic process to the community.

Opening Nov. 21 is “Spring Awakening,” a rock musical and winner of eight Tony Awards with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. The play is directed by Granada Artist-in-Residence Stafford Arima.

“Spring Awakening” is a provocative exploration of the journey from adolescence to adulthood based on the play by Frank Wedekind. This bold and poignant story follows a group of teenage friends as they cope with the agonies and ecstasies of discovering their sexuality. The characters struggle to figure out who they are while dealing with difficult issues including abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide.

This production is rated R for adult material, including violence, sexuality, nudity and language.

Granada Artist-in-Residence Miles Anderson will direct an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s epic novel “The Grapes of Wrath.” The play focuses on tenant farmers seeking jobs, dignity and a future during the Great Depression and will be staged March 6-16.

March also brings Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” Full of intrigue, love and courtroom drama, the play is centered on the much-maligned moneylender Shylock and the lawyer-in-disguise, Portia. This is the second Shakespeare on a Shoestring production for the department of theater and dance.

Professor Bella Merlin will direct a cast of students from her Shakespeare and His Contemporaries class.

The March 13-16 performances of “The Merchant of Venice” are unticketed, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis at Wyatt Pavilion Theatre.

Spring quarter brings a campus-based Institute for Theatre, Dance and Performance piece by Deirdre Morris, graduating master of fine arts candidate, titled “LAKE & The Death Star Migration.”

LAKE (which stands for Land Acquired Knowledge Embodied) is a practice-as-research project exploring concepts of human-to-place relationships and embodied wilderness through multimedia, interdisciplinary performance.

“LAKE & The Death Star Migration” is unticketed. Specific dates, times and location will be announced later.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

Shop-local focus highlights Small Business Saturday

By Bob Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Looking for the gift of life

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

The artistic process of a neighborhood legend

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Davis MRAP didn’t go far: Woodland

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

Bob Dunning: MRAP your arms around this

By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

 
Holiday shopping in full gear

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

Tell us your Putah Creek stories

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
Gorilla death prompts S.F. Zoo changes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Explorit: Water expert will speak Dec. 15

By Lisa Justice | From Page: A3

 
Ceremony Tuesday celebrates MU bus terminal

By Dave Jones | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Junior high students set walkathon fundraiser

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Horse owners needed for online survey

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Sierra Club calendars on sale Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Enterprise holiday decorating contest is back

By Kimberly Yarris | From Page: A4

 
Free bike clinic, ride set Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Locals come through for families in need

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Travel the world at Logos Books

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Dormant-season pruning tips offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Flyway Nights talk focuses on sea otters of Elkhorn Slough

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Chamber of Commerce lays out 5-year plan

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Holiday gifts galore available at crafts fair

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Shakespeare folio discovered in France

By New York Times News Service | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Students come together for sustainability

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7 | Gallery

Workshop will answer financial aid questions

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
Watch, then make, a holiday floral decoration

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

Wolks share their unique perspective on Davis

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Christmas Bird Count workshop planned Wednesday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

.

Forum

Behavior straining friendship

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

Tom Elias: Utilities look to soak small users

By Tom Elias | From Page: A6

 
Cheers and Jeers: Thankfully, no jeers

By Our View | From Page: A6

Many thanks for a great benefit

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
It all started at the bookstore

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

What can we do to help?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
What if we really need it?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

.

Sports

Aggies out-Fox Utah State after dramatic Les shot to forces overtime

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Defense, depth lead Aggie women to home win

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Seahawks shut down San Francisco

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Youth roundup: 10 titles for the Diamonds Level 3 gymnastics squad

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B4 | Gallery

.

Features

.

Arts

 
‘Horrible Bosses 2′: Fire ‘em all!

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

Mumbo Gumbo plays for post-Thanksgiving dance party

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

 
.

Business

Sonata evolves into more sophisticated car

By Ann M. Job | From Page: C1 | Gallery

 
.

Obituaries

John Walter Neves Jr.

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Friday, November 28, 2014 (set 2)

By Creator | From Page: B3

 
Comics: Friday, November 28, 2014 (set 1)

By Creator | From Page: A10