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She Kills Monsters

February 17 – 26, 2017
Studio Theatre
A University Players Production

Fairies, ogres, and 90s pop culture references create the world of fantasy role-play games in Qui Nguyen’s dramatic comedy. After the death of her sister, a young woman stumbles into a journey of self-discovery and action-packed adventure in this heart-pounding homage to the nerd (and warrior!) inside us all. She Kills Monsters is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Creative Team
Directed by Amanda McRaven
Assistant Director: Gaelyn Wilkie
Movement Coach: Julie Granata-Hunicutt
Scenic Design: Merve Caydere Dobai
Costume Design: Maria Huber
Lighting Design: Kit Baumer
Sound Design: Corinne Carrillo
Makeup Designers: Lanayia Gonzales & Cassie Shima
Stage Manager: Sandra De Santiago
Tilly: Julia Beaty
Agnes: Ammy Ontiveros
Chuck: Tommy Nguyen
Miles: Christian Sullivan
Lilith: Stacey Patino
Steve: Alexander Romero
Orcus: Ryan Chiu
Kaliope: Bonnie Dolan
Farrah/Narrator: Tara Coffey
Vera/Evil Tina: Brenda Orellana
Evil Gabbi/Narrator: Saby Ramirez

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The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

March 10 – 25, 2017
University Theatre
A University Players Production

Sunny Southern California sets the stage for this coming-of-age musical about a bubbly black girl, Viveca, with a bright smile and a sunny disposition. Spanning the 1960s through the 1990s, Viveca sings and dances her way through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism, and Broadway showbiz until she is forced to face her reflection and decide if the most important thing she needs to accept, is herself.

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Creative Team
Directed by Dr. Jaye Austin Williams
Assistant Director: Valerie Villegas
Musical Director: Christopher Troy
Choreographer: Asha Kamali Blankinship
Scenic Design: Paige Bossier
Costume Design: Sara Lindsey
Lighting Design: Szu Yun Wang
Sound Design: Kate Fechtig
Makeup Design: Daisy Montalvo
Stage Manager: Kelcy Campbell
Viveca: Timanii Meeks
Gregory: Malik Proctor
Ballet Teacher/Sophia/Ensemble: Sydnie Johnson
Chitty Chatty 1/Secretary/Ensemble: Kaleigh Clark
Chitty Chatty 2/Secretary/Ensemble: Kim Pernia
Modern Teacher/Scarlett/Ensemble: Sarah Regli
Secretary/Tallulah/Ensemble: Barbara Vides
Miss Pain/Harriet Tubman/Granny/Ensemble: Nicole Royster
Larry/Keith/Ensemble: Donge Tucker
Daddy/Policeman/Ensemble: Ramon Edwards
Jazz Teacher/Dance Captain/Lucas/Ensemble: Jaime Martinez
Emily/Nilda/Sandra/Ensemble: Jennifer Elrod
Mommy/Yolanda/Ensemble: Rubi Morales
Alexander Chiu: Prince/Cosmic/Policeman/Director Bob/Ensemble

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Ingmar Bergman's Nora

April 14 – 23, 2017
Studio Theatre
A California Repertory Production

In this reinterpretation of Ibsen’s classic play, A Doll’s House, the content housewife Nora is the central focus in her epiphany of self-discovery. Nora enters an arrangement to help her husband Torvald, but when her husband discovers this he becomes enraged, and Nora’s eyes are opened to strings attached to her live.

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Creative Team
Directed by Christopher Shaw
Scenic Design: Ulyana Chava
Costume Design: Lesley Su
Lighting Design: Caitlin Eby
Sound Design: Corinne Carrillo
Makeup Design: Samantha Focarino & Naoi Sakuma
Stage Manager: Robert Wyllie
Dr. Rank: Chris Bange
Mrs. Linde: Likun Jing
Torvald Helmer: Riel Paley
Nils Krogstad: Brandon Pascal
Nora: Jessica Soza

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Good Boys and True

April 28 – May 13, 2017
Players Theatre
A California Repertory Production

The privileged life of a high school senior at St. Joe’s School for Boys threatens to collapse when a disturbing video circulates around campus. Social class, abuse, and sexuality simmer beneath the surface of the resulting scandal, taking an unexpected turn when the boy’s family is confronted with unsettling truths about their son.

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Creative Team
Directed by Hugh O'Gorman
Assistant Director: Natalie Cruz
Scenic Design: Lin Xiyu
Costume Design: Amanda Martin
Lighting Design: David Barfield
Sound Design: Carlos Torres
Makeup Design: Mark Hay
Stage Manager: Dana Kerns
Brandon Hardy: Wes Mathison
Elizabeth Hardy: April Sigman Marx
Coach Russell Shea: Tom Trudgeon
Maddy Emerson: Jennifer Richardson
Justin Simmons: Shane Monaghan
Cheryl Moody: Kayla Manuel
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