Theatre and Film

UT Theatre & Film Department 2009-2010 Season: Style & Substance

Celebrating 100 years of ARTS and Sciences


FALL 2009

Fall Theatre Auditions

Wednesday/Thursday, August 26 & 27
6 – 10 p.m.

Documentary Film Series

The Corporation
Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, this film explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time – the “corporation”.
Friday, August 28
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Why We Fight
Filmmaker Jarecki explores Eisenhower’s warning about the rise of the military industrial complex, and finds that the answer to the film’s title is not as clear to Americans as it used to be.
Friday, Sept. 11
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Moore’s scathing examination of the US health care system and how it compares to other countries’ systems. Shown with Glass Jaw, a short piece documenting a filmmaker’s struggle with the health care system after he is assaulted.
Friday, Sept. 25
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Yes Men
Changing the world one prank at a time, anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization. Shown with Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property.
October 23
Lab, 7:30

University, Inc.
Filmmaker Kyle Henry will be in residence for a screening of his newly re-released documentary on the corporatization of the academy.  Shown with Laura Dunn's short piece, The Subtext of a Yale Education.
Friday, Nov. 6
Lab Theatre, 7:30 


The Doctor in Spite of Himself

(Visit the Photo Gallery)

Written by Moliere, Directed by Cornel Gabara
A simple woodcutter is mistaken for a learned doctor in this satirical farce.
October 12 – 18
Center Theatre, Monday – Saturday 7:30 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.



(Visit the Photo Gallery)

Written by Sophie Treadwell, Directed by Irene Alby
Loosely based on a scandalous 1927 murder trial, this expressionist work examines the circumstances that could drive a young woman to murder.
Nov. 13 – 15 & 18 – 22
Center Theatre, Wednesday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.


Spring Theatre Auditions

Tuesday/Wednesday, Dec. 1 & 2
6 – 10 p.m.


24 Hour Plays

24 hours from conception to performance - our fifth annual evening of short plays created, rehearsed and performed in one wild and crazy day. 
Saturday, December 5
Studio Theatre, 7:30 p.m.



Bob Fosse Film Retrospective Screenings

Sweet Charity (1969)
Taxi Dancer Charity continues to have faith in people despite endless disappointment.  Fosse’s directorial debut, the film is based on the Broadway musical, which itself was based on Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria. (Adult content.)
Friday, January 15, 2010
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Cabaret (1972)
Cabaret follows the exploits of American singer Sally Bowles in decadent 1930’s Berlin.  Both the original Broadway musical and the film were based on Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin. (Adult content)
Friday, January 29, 2010
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Lenny (1974)
The life of ‘60’s comedian Lenny Bruce, known equally well for his comic brilliance and his self-destruction. (Adult content)
Friday, February 12, 2010
Lab, 7:30 p.m.

All That Jazz (1979)
Although presented as fiction, this film clearly presents a self-portrait of the director and eerily foreshadows Fosse’s premature death. (Adult content)
Friday, March 19, 2010
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Star 80 (1983)
An unsettling film about murdered Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratten and the men who wanted to make her a star. (Adult content)
Friday, April 9, 2010
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m. 


Bald Soprano & The Lesson 

(Visit the Photo Gallery)

Written by Eugene Ionesco, Directed by Cornel Gabara
These two classic absurdist “anti-plays” reflect the comedy of a universe based entirely on chance.
Feb. 19 – 21 and 24 – 28, 2010
Center Theatre, Wednesday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.


Creation/Doomsday: Selections from the Chester Mystery Cycle

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Director – Ed Lingan
is drawn from the cycle of biblical plays that were regularly performed in the English town of Chester during the medieval era.  The production will re-examine and re-shape the Chester Mystery Cycle by combining medieval and contemporary theatrical techniques.
April 16 – 18 and 21 – 25, 2010
Center Theatre, Wednesday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. 


Senior Film Student Showcases

Graduating film/video seniors present overviews of their work.
Throughout April
Lab Theatre – watch for specific dates and times


F/V Showcase

Our annual celebration of representative student work from all levels of film/video production classes.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


Theatre & Film Department 45th Anniversary Reunion Dinner (reservations required)

Alums and former students save this weekend now! The dinner is just one of many special things we are planning to make this weekend great. We are also developing a historical photo and memorabilia display in conjunction with Carlson Library’s Canaday Center.  If you have items you would like to include in the display, or for more information contact Angela at 419.530.2452.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Student Union – Ingman Room, 5:30 p.m.


Theatre Showcase

New celebration of representative student work from all levels of theatre production classes.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Studio Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


Last Updated: 8/8/17