Season and Tickets
UTEP DEPARTMENT THEATRE AND DANCE
UTEP Premieres: Keeping Distance and Super
By Jay Stratton and Hallie Borden
Directed by Jay Stratton and Reece Seeburg
June Sadowski Kruszewski Studio Theatre
Dates & Times:
Super.................................. Fri Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm
Super.................................. Sat Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm
Keeping Distance.............. Sat Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm
Keeping Distance.............. Sun Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm
Super................................. Thur Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
Keeping Distance.............. Fri Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm
For this show, we are also selling pre-packaged tickets to both shows at $22.50 for the following dates:
October 8 & 9, October 8 & 15, October 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm, or October 9 & 10 at 2:30 pm.
Stanley Withers is stuck in his apartment. Quarantined alone at the beginning of the pandemic, Stanley will do anything to battle his isolation. But as he wrestles with telehealth, his old boss, and an increasingly heated feud with delivery Thai food, Stanley’s carefully crafted defenses fracture, and the skeletons begin to escape from his closet. Keeping Distance is an irreverent new comedy about the coronavirus and the isolation it has created.
Not without gravity, this laugh-out-loud funny play also explores the darker aspects of the coronavirus: touching on loss, guilt, and the challenge of keeping relationships alive through screens. But in the end, the message of the piece is an optimistic tribute to second chances, fatherhood, and most of all, hope.
Perched atop her couch in a quarantined apartment, our hero, Bathilda Garza, surveys the site of her greatest battle yet! With the help of her ridiculous roommate Marley and their (much more reasonable) friend Ame, this young, down on her luck comic book artist will face off with her greatest villains... gay panic, heartbreak, agoraphobia, Covid-19, and… her former prom date! When her ex, Lorna gets amnesia, it is up to Bathilda to assemble the pieces of her broken past. Will she be able to move on from what haunts her? Can she launch her comics career in the middle of a pandemic? Find out next time on… SUPER!
By Georgina Escobar in collaboration with Mundo Milagro
Directed by Georgina Escobar
Chihuahuan Desert Garden Amphitheater
October 28 – November 2 at 7:30 PM
October 31 at 5:00 PM
Join La Muerte as she chases Pedro, and his three totemitos in this bilingual, family-friendly Day of the Dead celebration of fantastical Mexican folk art. A mythologized telling of the life (and almost death) of alebrije creator Pedro Linares, this screwball comedy is about art’s capacity to transcend mortality. Follow Pedro on a nostalgic visit to Mexico City in 1936, discover his special relationship to his animals, and join him in his journey through a psychedelic Oaxacan jungle (or is it the afterlife?) Filled with spectacle to include community-built alebrijes, a ten-foot La Muerte puppet, and filled with movement and beloved traditional music, the show culminates in a community altar-building experience which invites audiences to light a candle to and speak the names of their dearly departed.
A Christmas Carol en la Frontera
By Jay Stratton and Adriana Domínguez
Directed by Greg Thompson
Wise Family Theatre
December 2, 3, 4, 10, 16, 17 & 18 @ 7:00 PM
December 5 & 19 @ 2:00 PM
Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with A Christmas Carol, en la Frontera! This El Paso family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Roberto Cratchit, TinyTim and everyone’s favorite host of ghosts to the stage in a bold re-imagining of the classic story that has delighted and inspired millions for nearly two centuries. Filled with festive music, colorful costumes and more stage magic than ever, A Christmas Carol, en la Frontera will take you on a journey of transformation and redemption that will fill you with hope and the spirit of Navidad.
Motion Bound: Faculty Dance Concert 2022
Featuring Guest Artist rayven armijo from TheMijas Danza Xicana
Wise Family Theatre
February 10 - 12 @ 7:30 PM
February 13 @ 2:00 PM
What do a Mexican, a Chicana, an Italian, a Zimbabwean and a Cuban choreographer have in common?
That all raise awareness about current world issues from different humanistic perspectives while sharing a common, unifying and liberating language: dance.
Add enjoyable perhaps?
¿Qué tienen en común un coreógrafo mexicano, una chicana, una italiana, un zimbabuense y una cubana?
Que todos expresan sus inquietudes sobre el mundo actual desde perspectivas humanísticas diferentes, pero compartiendo un lenguaje común y liberador: la danza.
- Agregar divertida quizas ?
Adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Directed by Rafa Pérez
Wise Family Theatre
March 24, 25, 26, 31, April 1, 2 at 7:30p.m.
March 27 & April 3 at 2:00p.m.
It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.
By Clare Barron
Directed by Kim McKean
June Sadowski Kruszewski Studio Theatre
April 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 & 29 @ 7:30 PM
April 24 & 2:00 PM
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at Nationals in Tampa Bay. A play about ambition, growing up, and how to find our souls in the heat of it all. Finalist, 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
And Then Came Tango
By Emily Freeman
Directed by Adriana Domínguez
May 3 @ 5:30 PM - Chamizal Community Center and Library - 2119 Cypress Ave
May 4 @ 5:30 PM - Esperanza Moreno Library - 12480 Pebble Hills Blvd
May 6 @ 6:30 PM - San Jacinto Plaza - 114 W. Mills Ave.
May 7 @ 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM - Borderland Rainbow Center - 2714 Wyoming Ave
May 8 @ 12:00 PM & 3:30 PM - El Paso Zoo - 4001 E. Paisano Dr.
And Then Came Tango by Emily Freeman tells a story about love, family, perseverance, and standing up for your beliefs. The play is inspired by the true story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins living at the Central Park Zoo who formed a pair bond, built a nest, and were so determined to be parents that they incubated a rock. When given an orphaned egg, the pair successfully raised a baby fledgling. The play takes audiences on a journey to the penguin exhibit where Lily, a young visitor to the zoo, learns to understand the consequences of supporting what she believes is right when faced with a public outcry about Roy and Silo’s bond. This original work for young audiences weaves movement, storytelling, and music through a story that celebrates families of all shapes and sizes.
This play will take place outside of the UTEP campus--out to you, the community!
All show tickets on sale now!
**Dates subject to change as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.**
SECOND FLOOR, FOX FINE ARTS
Please call our number for any questions! 747-5118
Ticket Master representatives will open Box Office one hour prior to curtain.
BOX OFFICE HOURS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE EACH SEMESTER.)
Box Office will be open mid September, Monday through Friday, 1:30 - 3:30 PM.
ONLY Department of Theatre & Dance events sold at this Box Office.
(For any questions regarding sales to a Dinner Theatre production, contact Beverly Kerbs-Ward at 915-747-6060)
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
10 minutes after curtain, tickets will no longer be sold.
Tickets are only valid on the printed date.
Tickets may also be purchased at the UTEP Ticket Center (747-5234) OR
ticketmaster.com (convenience charges do apply)
UTEP Faculty/Staff, Seniors: $15
Military, Groups (10+), Alumni (with card), Non-UTEP Students: $15;
UTEP Students (with a valid ID), Children (ages 4-12): $12
*ALL OPENING NIGHTS FOR THE WISE FAMILY THEATER ARE $10 (ALL TICKETS)
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PATRONS ARRIVING LATE WILL BE SEATED AT THE HOUSE MANAGER’S DISCRETION IN THE WISE FAMILY THEATER
THERE IS NO LATE SEATING IN THE JUNE SADOWSKI KRUSZEWSKI STUDIO THEATER
THE CENTER SECTION (SECTION C) IN THE WISE FAMILY THEATER IS RESERVED SEATING
THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL COST TO SIT IN THE CENTER
ALL SEATS IN THE STUDIO THEATER ARE GENERAL ADMISSION
PROGRAMS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN UPON ENTRANCE TO THE THEATER
FOOD & BEVERAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE THEATER
VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE THEATER
Above: Map of Wise Family Theater