The 2022-23 season of the University of Idaho Department of Theater Arts offers something for everyone

MOSCOW — The University of Idaho Department of Theater Arts has announced its 2022-2023 performance schedule. The works presented this season cover new and classic theatrical grounds, offering something for everyone, including holiday plays and new works.

September 10, “Every Shining Thing” is a one-night, one-man play featuring Craig A. Miller, assistant professor at U of I. The show is sponsored by U of I Recreation and Wellbeing as part of the week suicide awareness.

September 23-25, “First Bite New Play Series” is a fall showcase for emerging playwrights from the University of the Island’s Master of Fine Arts, offering free staged readings of new works. Each performance is followed by a question-and-answer session with the playwright.

28 Oct-Nov 6, “Cabaret” is a provocative, classic yet relevant musical that examines the rise of a political movement that threatens fundamental human freedoms and identity. Directed by Craig A. Miller and musical director Vern Sielert, “Cabaret” is produced in collaboration with the Lionel Hampton School of Music. The show is intended for an informed public.

November 12, “Cry Havoc” is an inspirational, one-night one-man show starring Stephan Wolfert, who recounts his experience before and after military service. Through the lines of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches and personal ideas, Wolfert explores our societal neurosis of war. The Idaho Repertory Theater hosts this show.

December 8-11, “Holiday Punch” presents a holiday season revue of short works and music, written, directed and performed by U of I theater students.

February 10-12, 2023, “First Bite New Play Series” is the spring showcase for emerging playwrights from the University of the Island’s Master of Fine Arts, with free staged readings of new works. Each performance is followed by a question-and-answer session with the playwright.

March 3-12, 2023, “The game gone wrong” is a slapstick comedy directed by David Lee-Painter about an awkward college theater group staging a mystery, “The Murder at Haversham Manor,” that quickly goes from bad to downright disastrous.

April 28-May 7, 2023 “Measure for measure” is a dark tragicomedy of corruption, family dysfunction and abuse of power. Directed by U of I MFA alumnus Kate Powers, the work is considered one of William Shakespeare’s problem plays for its complex and ambiguous tone.

All plays take place in Moscow at the facilities of the U of I. For times and locations, go to uidaho.edu/class/theatre.

Online tickets become available for sale one month before the opening of the fairs. Tickets are also sold at the door one hour before the start of the shows.

For more information on the season, contact the Department of Theater Arts at 208-885-6465.

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