The University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Drama Association presents Winter Shorts 2015, in the Lee H. Salisbury Lab Theatre December 11 - December 13, 2015.

Winter Shorts is a student produced theatrical event, presented annually by the UAF Student Drama Association.

This year’s Winter Shorts consists of three distinct segments: Antigone, Devised, and Ground Squirrel Improv.

Antigone, by Sophocles, is a classic tragedy set in the aftermath of a civil war in the Greek city state of Thebes. It details the consequences arising from Antigone’s choice to defy an edict from the new king Creon banning any memorial for Polyneices, one of the two royal brothers who were both slain in the war. The production is directed by UAF Senior Theatre major Carl L Sage, who also serves as the designer of all the shows technical aspects (scenery, lighting, and costumes). With the assistance of a production grant from the University of Alaska Fairbanks office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity (URSA), Antigone is meant to serve as a capstone for Mr Sage’s undergraduate theatrical education. The productions ensemble based cast features Elsbeth Cheyne as Antigone, Mary Conlin as Chorus B, Roxy Lane as Teiresias/Messenger, Tristan Matson as Guard/Haemon, Emily Ross as Chorus A, Andrew Vey as Creon, and Justine Webb as Ismene/Eurydice.

Devised is a collaboratively created theatrical piece, created and choreographed by performers Cynthia Jones, Katrina Kuharich, and Sierra Trinchet. Using music and motion, Devised explores the themes of growth and self-discovery.

Ground Squirrel Improv is a locally based improvisational comedy troupe. Troupe members Elsbeth Cheyne, Eugene Cole, Skyler Evans, Andrew Graham, and Andrew Vey draw on audience input to create spur of the moment comedy.

Winter Shorts 2015 will be presented in the Lee H. Salisbury Lab Theatre in the Fine Arts Complex on the UAF Campus. Seating is limited.

  • Performances: One weekend only!
  • Friday, December 11 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, December 12 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 13 @ 2:00pm
  • Tickets: $5 at the door.

Production Team:
Cynthia Jones
Katrina Kuharich
Sierra Trinchet
Ground Squirrel Improv:
Elsbeth Cheyne
Eugene Cole
Skyler Evans
Andrew Graham
Andrew Vey
Elsbeth Cheyne as Antigone
Mary Conlin as Chorus B
Roxy Lane as Teiresias/Messenger
Tristan Matson as Guard/Haemon
Emily Ross as Chorus A
Andrew Vey as Creon
Justine Webb as Ismene/Eurydice
Director (Ground Squirrel Improv): Elsbeth Cheyne
Director (Antigone): Carl L Sage
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Carl L Sage
Costume Designer (Antigone): Carl L Sage
Stage Manager (Antigone): Theodore Hooker II

Spring, 2016: Closer by Patrick Marber, directed by Ian Buoncore.

Over the course of five years​,​ four characters intertwine themselves​: sleeping with, fighting with, and ultimately breaking up with each other.

Alice, a stripper, and Dan, an obituary writer, fall for one another. The following year Dan falls for Anna, a professional photographer. Alice, heartbroken, returns to stripping and meets Larry, a dermatologist as well​ a​s Anna's husband. Later Anna returns to Larry. Dan discovers this and confronts Larry.
And so on.​
The play takes us end-over-end exploring the unseen betrayals between the four lovers.

Variety calls the play 
"…brilliant and bracingly adult…bruising and beautiful, shatteringly funny and devastatingly sad. The play's dialogue has a raw emotionality rarely heard in art or life. It cuts like broken glass…full of bitter, intelligent, unvarnished truth.​"
Recommended for mature audiences only.

Directed by Ian Buoncore as a Senior Theatre Major Directing Thesis.

Friday, February 12, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 13, 7:30pm
Friday, February 19, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 20, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 21, 2pm
Salisbury Theatre, in the Great Hall on UAF's campus
Ticket price TBA

Rebecca George

April, 2016: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, directed by guest artist Rebecca George.

This beloved American classic takes us into the home of a genteel southern family as they navigate truth and lies, death and life, greed and sex during the course of a celebration of the family patriarch. Relationships shatter and mend, soft lies become hard truth, and mortality is faced as the Pollitt family members alternately square off and reconcile.
  • Friday, April 15, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 16, 7:30pm
  • Friday, April 22, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 23 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 24, 2pm
Salisbury Theatre, in the Great Hall on UAF's campus Tickets range in price from $8 to $18

  • 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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