Cougaret IV: Game Night
October 6 at 7:30 pm.
This year we are all about games! Board games, athletic games, mind games, hunger games, or what have you. USF’s annual Homecoming Cabaret featuring groups from all over campus competing to win $1,000 for the non-profit of their choice!
November 8-11 at 7:30 pm and November 12 at 2:00 pm.
Michael Frayn's NOISES OFF takes a look at the follies of performers, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of a British adult farce, Nothing On, in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and -- of course -- flying sardines!
February 21-24 at 7:30 pm and February 25 at 2:00 pm.
Two American women, a Park Avenue psychiatrist and an ambitious young writer, travel to Bosnia to help women refugees confront their memories of war. Though the two have little in common beyond the methods they use to distance themselves from their subjects, they emerge deeply changed as they confront their own fears in the face of violence, resiliency and war. Based on interviews conducted by Eve Ensler with numerous women who survived the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, Necessary Targets is a timely reminder of how America struggles to define its relationship to the rest of the world. First produced in 2001, it is a groundbreaking play about women and war—about the violence of dark memories and the enduring resilience of the human spirit.
Into the Woods
May 2-5 at 7:30 pm and May 6 at 2:00 pm.
One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods has a Tony Award-winning book and score that is both enchanting and touching. The story is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story following a Baker and his wife. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Each storybook character is on a quest to fulfill a wish, and, while everyone's wish is granted, the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.