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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance


Center for Performance Experiment | Season 2016-2017

Location: 718 Devine St.

Tickets: Varies.   Tickets available only at the door.


Invention and imagination come to the fore at the Center for Performance Experiment.  Established in 2009, the CPE is a unique performance space dedicated to actor training, which presents new and traditional works in exciting, experimental ways!


September 22-25, 2016
Away

By Michael Gow
Directed by Steven Pearson

Sept. 22-24: 8pm  |  Sept. 25: 3pm

Free Admission

One of the most widely-produced Australian plays of all time, Away is the story of three Australian families, each on holiday in Christmas 1967 as a remedy to personal crises, whose story threads eventually interconnect to form a story about human responses to death, racism, class, and relationships.


November 2-5, 2016
No Exit

By Jean Paul Sartre
Directed by Josh Jeffers

Nov. 2-4: 8pm  |  Nov. 5: 3pm & 8pm

Tickets: $5

Third-year MFA candidate Josh Jeffers directs Sartre’s landmark existentialist story about 3 deceased people in Hell, locked in a room together for eternity.


December 6, 2016
Clearing

Created and Directed by Robyn Hunt

Dec. 6: 4pm & 5:30pm

Free Admission

Clearing is an original slow tempo work by Professor Robyn Hunt, inspired by the creations of pioneering Japanese playwright/director Shogo Ohta.


February 19-25, 2017
Balance

Conceived and Directed by Steven Pearson
Written by Robyn Hunt

Feb. 19-23: 8pm  |  Feb. 24:  5:30pm & 8pm  |  Feb. 25: 8pm

Through inventive choreography and scenic design, Balance takes a fresh and whimsical look at the fates of Anton Chekhov’s beloved characters Olga, Masha, and Irina in the years following their appearance in Three Sisters.


April 24 & 26, 2017
Hamlet & Original Dance

Apr. 24:  3:30pm
Apr. 26: 7pm

Free Admission