This Fall, instead of a "main stage production" the Department is filming "Bodies of Water" by former Film UAF student Adrina Knutson, directed by Maya Salganek.

The Salisbury Theatre will have some outside groups using the space (and we'll be filming some crucial scenes there), though not all of those titles are yet set.  We will add additional information as it becomes available.
In the mean time, get ready for the Student Drama Association's Winter Shorts coming live October 7-16!



Winter Shorts, October 7 - 16, 2016

The Student Drama Association at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is proud to announce the fall 2016 Winter Shorts!
This semester we are featuring 5 short plays:
 

“Tipping Point"
Written by local playwright Paul McKinley
Director: Amanda Casterline
Life is full of choices that we each have to make. To trust each other, to work to survive, to love for loves sake, and to forge our own paths in the world. What would you do when faced between family pressure to be just like your father, a successful white collar businessman, and the happiness you feel surrounded by the arts? Or how would you react being judge for trying to make a living even if you have to work two jobs? We all have our “Tipping Point” in life.
Cast:
    Mika McCrary as Laura Wells
    Sam Thompson as Stephen Wright
    Luke Williams as Mr. Roger Wright
    Sarah Williams as Mrs. Cindy Wright
    Jamie Beversdorf as Cheryl
    Brittany Bowling as Chris
    Tucker Atkins as Malcom
    Isabella Seller as Allen
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"Next Mrs. Jacob Anderson" by Ann Wuehler
Director: Earlee Hjellen
Delve into the story of two woman, so similar, and yet so at odds with one another.  Fighting for the same man, one decides that enough is enough.  One woman struggling desperately to reclaim her name and identity, and the other slowly succumbing to the poison that has been dripped into her ear. Who will survive the encounter?
Who will be the next Mrs. Jacob Anderson?
Cast:
    Rachel Blackwell as Mrs. Jacob Anderson
    Shay Shocklee as Lisa
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"Winter Conversation"
Written by local playwright Nancy Nguyen
Director: Nancy Nguyen
Winter is coming... and so are the feelings between these two friends. Premiering this October, a one act play written by Theater UAF senior Nancy Nguyen-- A Winter Conversation. Are they friends? More than friends? Will an intimate conversation in a snowy setting with a cute bench determine where their relationship is at? Quite possibly! Come find out for sure in A Winter Conversation.
Cast:
    Kelsey Nore as Nolan
    Sarah Williams as June
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"Surface Break"
Written by local playwright Nate Cole
Director: Ariana Polanco
Surface Break by Nate Cole, a local playwright, illustrates the trials and triumphs in a romantic relationships between Shane and his wife, Victoria. While on a fishing trip together, the couple get into a disagreement that leads Shane to reminisce on the highs and lows of their relationship. He questions their future and whether he will be able to finally catch, and hold onto, the elusive fish he struggles against.   
Cast:
    Emily Ross as Victoria
    Alex Fraria as Shane
    Jared Olin as Dr. Bergman
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"Stephen King Cameo"
Written by local playwright Michael Shaeffer
Director: Jill Shipman
It's a shining example of what a Stephen King musical revue could be--so much more than misery! Come witness the liveliest ensemble of King fanatics this side of the Dead Zone. Set your Subarus for Maximum Overdrive and head on down to the Salisbury Theatre for a memorable night of mayhem and the macabre--it's The Stephen King Cameo!
Cast:
    Erlee Hjellen as Rachel
    Ryan Osborne as Eddie
    Jamie Beversdorf as Charlene
    Luke Williams as Roland

Tickets are $5 at the door.

Performances are: Friday, October 7 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 8 @ 7:30pm
Friday, October 14 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 15 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 16 @ 2:00pm


Coming this Spring:

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball
"THE STORY: During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit."
An irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing. "…[a] wonderfully entertaining play…" —NY Post. 
"FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS is a fresh-as-a-daisy comedy, funny as can be…" —NY Daily News. 
"Ball has the comic writer's requisite talent for dialogue that ricochets snappily around the stage." —TheaterWeek.
--Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

  • Please note: tickets held at “will call”, even if paid for, will be released for resale 10 minutes prior to curtain/showtime.
  • Unclaimed seats (if you have your tickets, but aren’t at the theatre) 5 minutes prior to curtain may also be resold. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to performances so that we may start on time.
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