Martin atmospheric effects bring the set alive in the UC Irvine Department of Drama's production of The Electra Project.
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Join us this summer for the fourth season of the New Swan Shakespeare Festival, featuring Macbeth & Much Ado About Nothing. Much Ado About Nothing kicks off on July 11!
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Join us this summer for the fourth season of the New Swan Shakespeare Festival, featuring Macbeth & Much Ado About Nothing. Macbeth kicks off on July 10!
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Entering its 50th year as one of the premier academic and professional training programs in the country, the Department of Drama at UC Irvine is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of faculty, alumni, and current students alike. Our rare combination of distinguished permanent faculty, high profile guest master class teachers and colloquia, an excited and interactive student population, and excellent facilities, fosters an environment of creativity and in-depth learning of both performance and scholarly activity. This 50th year, we honor our founding Chair ROBERT COHEN, Claire Trevor Professor of Drama, for his visionary leadership in forming a department that is simultaneously rigorous and filled with a zest for life and storytelling of the highest caliber and remains consistently informed by exploration, intellectual scrutiny, and the examination of social, political, and cultural phenomena. UCI Drama is not a department with a single-minded approach; rather, it delights in an excitement generated by the multiple points of view of its diverse faculty and students. We look forward to sharing our creative and intellectual discoveries with you, as well as the provocative offerings of our upcoming season, "Love, Lust and Greed."

—Dr. Daniel Gary Busby, Chair of Drama

 
Book by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Directed by Don Hill
Musical Direction by Dennis Castellano
Choreography by Sheron Wray
 
Opening November 14
Closing November 22
 
Written by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Sarah Butts
 
Opening November 21
Closing December 6
 
Written by Bruce Norris
Directed by Leslie Ishii
 
Opening January 30
Closing February 7
 
Written by Georg Büchner
Directed by Andrew Borba
 
Opening March 5
Closing March 13
 
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Jane Page
 
Opening April 30
Closing May 8
 
Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Travis Kendrick
Musical Direction by Daniel Gary Busby
 
Opening May 27
Closing May 28