Theater Performance
Groundbreaking at the time of its premiere, yet condemned for its portrayal of a “vicious, heartless, cowardly, unmoral, mischief-making vixen,” Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler has since come to be regarded as one of the most dimensional character portraits in theatrical history.

February 22, 2017 7:30 pm
February 24—February 25, 2017 7:30 pm
March 1—March 4, 2017 7:30 pm
March 4, 2017 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

In this show, the audience’s most visceral senses are heightened by high-flying, eye-popping acrobatics, elaborate choreography, and pulsating music coupled with visuals of mixing batter and baking cookies. 

March 23, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

 Produced by Claudia Nolan and Ifa Bayeza and directed by Ifa Bayeza.As a part of UMass’ long tradition of fostering and presenting new works to central Massachusetts, the theatre department sponsors a Play Lab every year.  

March 30, 2017 7:30 pm
April 1, 2017 7:30 pm
April 6, 2017 7:30 pm
April 8, 2017 2:00 pm

Curtain Theater

Witness the unique tradition of Japanese Kuruma Ningyo (cart puppets) in the story of a pair of wandering travelers along the great highway from Tokyo to Kyoto on a path that intersects time and space.

March 30, 2017
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

“The Happiest Song Plays Last” is written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and directed by Jennifer Onopa.

April 5, 2017 7:30 pm
April 7—April 8, 2017 7:30 pm
April 12—April 15, 2017 7:30 pm
April 15, 2017 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

“Ta'zieh: Between Two Rivers” conceived by Nikoo Mamdoohi and Q-Mars Haeri, written by Q-Mars Haeri and Ifa Bayeza and directed by Nikoo Mamdoohi.  Off Site Location to be announced. 

April 27—April 28, 2017 7:30 pm
April 29, 2017 2:00 pm