Maverick Theatre Company
&
Maverick Dance Company

2018 – 2019 Season

FLIGHT 12 IMPROV

Directed by Joe Chapa

Fall Performances:
September 21st & 22nd at 8:00 pm
Mainstage

Full of zany moments and stepped-in-fun, Maverick Theatre Company’s Flight 12 Improv has a style that’s always outrageous and never stale! This 12 member troupe features students from UT Arlington and is directed by Associate Professor Joe Chapa. Flight 12 entertains with original sketches, long and short improvisation and audience participation.

THE CLEAN HOUSE

by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Seraphina Nova Glass

Performances:
October 10th, 11th, 12th, & 13th at 8:00 pm
October 14th at 2:30 pm
Mainstage

A romantic comedy about loss, love, change, and redemption, THE CLEAN HOUSE is both whimsical and touching. A serious career-oriented doctor, Lane, has hired a quirky Brazilian maid. The only problem is that the maid, Matilde, hates to clean. Instead, she longs to be a comedienne. Lane is deserted by her husband, Charles, who leaves her for his mistress, Ana, a passionate, older Brazilian woman upon whom he recently performed a mastectomy. Sarah Ruhl’s enchanting play reminds us that there is humor and beauty to be found in life’s most unlikely messes.

2003-2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner, 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama Finalist.

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THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION

by Robert Anderson
Directed by Coy Rubalcaba

Performances:
October 31st & November 2nd at 8:00 pm
November 3rd at 2:30 pm
Studio Theatre – $10 general admission; *THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION and LADIES IN WAITING will be performed on the same evening.  THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION will be performed followed by an intermission before LADIES IN WAITING is performed.  The price of admission includes both performances.*

As the New York Daily News briefly outlines: THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION breaks in on a difference of opinion between an earnest young dramatist and his matter-of-fact producer who doesn’t like the opening moment of the play. A wife is having breakfast in bed and she says something to her husband, who is in the bathroom. So he comes out, jaybird naked, and yells to her. ‘You know I can’t hear you when the water’s running.’ The producer doesn’t think this confrontation is quite nice or necessary. The author insists that the scene is quite important—and, after all, it lasts only an instant. So a quarrel over taste develops, and a job-hunting actor becomes involved. He eagerly begins to strip, demonstrating how he would handle the role. Also involved is the producer’s secretary.

 

LADIES IN WAITING

by Michele Palermo
Directed by Detra Payne

Performances:
October 31st & November 2nd at 8:00 pm
November 3rd at 2:30 pm
Studio Theatre – $10 general admission; *THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION and LADIES IN WAITING will be performed on the same evening.  THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION will be performed followed by an intermission before LADIES IN WAITING is performed.  The price of admission includes both performances.*

In a room at All Saints Church fifty minutes before her wedding, Julie and her bridesmaids are together for the first time in over a year. As they get dressed, makeup and do their hair, they talk about marriage, careers, dating and even death.

*LADIES IN WAITING and THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION will be performed on the same evening.  LADIES IN WAITING will be performed followed by an intermission before THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION is performed.

 

SOME SUNNY DAY

Written & Directed by Straton Rushing

Performances:
November 1st & 3rd at 8:00 pm
November 4th at 2:30 pm
Studio Theatre – $10 general admission
World Premiere

Derived from the lines of Vera Lynn’s song “We’ll Meet Again”, the show follows a year in the life of Will Kolikov, a young man living in the early 2000s trying to make a career in radio when things begin to fall apart. This bittersweet play explores how we pick up the pieces and start over through music, poetry and the stories that need to be told most.

COMPANY

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Dr. Katherine Noone

Performances:
November 14th, 15th, 16th, & 17th at 8:00 pm
November 18th at 2:30 pm
Mainstage

From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, COMPANY is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

VIA DANCE

Artistic Director: Amanda Jackson; Associate Artistic Director: Meredith Knight Treminio

Performances:
December 7th & 8th at 8:00 pm
December 9th at 2:30 pm
Mainstage

Maverick Dance Company presents VIA DANCE, a collection of progressive dance works directed by Amanda Jackson and Meredith Knight. The concert title is based on a perspective that, through dance, we can communicate what is often challenging to put into words – that dance can simultaneously speak many languages and connect us on a visceral level. MDC offers thought-provoking and entertaining performances by faculty, guests, and student choreographers.

 

FLIGHT 12 IMPROV

Directed by Joe Chapa

Spring Performances:
February 8th & 9th at 8:00 pm
Mainstage

Full of zany moments and stepped-in-fun, Maverick Theatre Company’s Flight 12 Improv has a style that’s always outrageous and never stale! This 12 member troupe features students from UT Arlington and is directed by Associate Professor Joe Chapa. Flight 12 entertains with original sketches, long and short improvisation and audience participation.

THE MUSIC MAN

Music, Lyrics, & Book by Meredith Willson
Directed by Dr. Anne Healy

February 27th, 28th, March1st, & March 2nd at 8:00 pm
March 3rd at 2:30 pm
Mainstage

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

 

EURYDICE

by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Felicia Bertch

April 10th, 12th, 15th, & 17th at 8:00 pm
April 13th at 2:30 pm
Studio Theatre

In EURYDICE, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

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PRINCESS MIA

by Mary Rohde Scudday
Directed by Andrew Christopher Gaupp

April 11th, 13th, 16th, & 18th at 8:00 pm
April 14th at 2:30 pm
Mainstage
World Premiere

The story of two women whose very different worlds collide. An older half-sister is suddenly faced with the guardianship for her intellectually disabled sibling…a half-sister she never even knew existed until the sudden death of their father.

A World Premiere production written by the Rockefeller Playwriting Fellowship-winner Mary Rohde Scudday of San Antonio, her play LADY BUG, LADY BUG FLY AWAY HOME was also the Kennedy Center nominee as one of the best ten plays produced outside of New York.

For audition information, please click here or visit the Auditions page.

VIA DANCE

Artistic Director: Amanda Jackson; Associate Artistic Director: Meredith Knight Treminio

Performances:
May 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm
May 5th at 2:30 pm
Mainstage

Maverick Dance Company presents VIA DANCE, a collection of progressive dance works directed by Amanda Jackson and Meredith Knight. The concert title is based on a perspective that, through dance, we can communicate what is often challenging to put into words – that dance can simultaneously speak many languages and connect us on a visceral level. MDC offers thought-provoking and entertaining performances by faculty, guests, and student choreographers.

For audition information, please click here or visit the Auditions page.

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