University Theatre Players
2022-2023 Season at the Etherredge Center
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
by Lauren Gunderson
October 6-9, 2022
EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR is a contemporary Southern “revenge comedy” that disarms stereotypes of abuse with wild humor. BEAR is part “I Love Lucy,” part Jacobean revenge tragedy, and part feminist power ballad. Set in the North Georgia mountains, the ever-sweet Nan finally flips the story on her abusive husband, Kyle, taking back her life. With the help of her colorful friends, her idolization of Jimmy Carter, and one violent Shakespearean stage direction, this play ain't over till the bears are in pursuit.
November 10-13, 2022
An evening of student written, directed, and produced plays.
UTP One Acts
February 15-16; 18-19, 2023
Come and enjoy the capstone project productions of our seniors!
First Date the Musical
by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary, Michael Weiner
April 13-16, 2023
When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real-time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron's inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes, and protective parents, who sing and dance them through icebreakers, appetizers, and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?