The 2016–17 Season

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As You Like It

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Eric Scott Gould

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It has delighted audiences for centuries. It is a true romantic comedy filled with tales of love and forgiveness. As You Like It contains some of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches, including Jaques’ soliloquy, “All the world’s a stage.” Rosalind and Orlando experience love at first sight and journey into the Forest of Arden with a cast of fun characters to discover what love and commitment truly mean.

Dates: October 6-15, 2016
Times: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Location: Warehouse Theater, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa

This show is recommended for ages 12 and up.

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Gregory Sims

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams and was the first of his successful works. This APU production will explore the meaning of memory through the eyes of Tom as he recounts two different perspectives with two separate casts performing in repertory. The Glass Menagerie explores what happens when we cling to dreams – living in the past or the future – and how that affects present reality and day-to-day existence.

Dates: November 10-19, 2016
Times: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Location: Black Box Theater, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa

This show is recommended for ages 12 and up.

The Great Divorce

by Robert Smyth
Based on the book by C.S. Lewis
Directed by Monica Ganas

The Great Divorce is a theological dream vision by C.S. Lewis in which he reflects on the Christian conception of heaven and hell. Robert Smyth adapted The Great Divorce into a play at the Lamb's Players Theatre in San Diego, California in 2004. Smyth originally adapted it for a C. S. Lewis conference in Oxford and Cambridge, England, before securing permission to include it in their season a year later.

Dates: February 2-11, 2017
Times: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Location: Black Box Theater, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa

This show is recommended for ages 12 and up.

New Works Festival

by student writers
Director TBD

The New Works Play Festival creates an opportunity for the development of new works by supporting aspiring playwrights. The series of one-act plays promotes new writing, directing, and performing talents. Each play has been developed through coursework, workshop readings, and production. Playwrights have collaborated with guest directors, guest designers, faculty, actors, and student dramaturgs throughout the process. Students will submit these one acts to compete in the prestigious Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival.

Dates: March 1-4, 2017
Times: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Location: Black Box Theater, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa

This show is recommended for ages 16 and up.

Godspell

Music and Lyrics by Steven Schwartz
Book by John-Michael Tebelak
Director TBD

The classic musical Godspell returns to the APU stage like you’ve never seen it before! Godspell is a family-friendly musical that examines the Gospel of Matthew in a modern day song and dance style. Written by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked and Pippin), the musical explores Jesus’ parables and teachings with his young disciples in the last few weeks of his life.

Dates: March 30-April 8, 2017
Times: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Location: Warehouse Theater, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa

This show is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.