2016-2017 Season



The Life and Times of the Vampire of Sacramento

Directed by Cody Douell

Bridges/Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center

August 18 & 19 at 7:30 pm

August 20 at  2:00 pm

American in the 1970s was full of love, full of live. However, it was also full of murder. Join us as we venture through the twisted mind of the real life American serial killer, Richard Trenton Chase, known as The Vampire of Sacramento for his craving of blood, from his time in the American River Hospital in Sacramento, California, up until his death in on December 24, 1979.



by Thomas Moran, Directed by Karina Jo Martinez



by Karina Jo Martinez, Directed by Thomas Moran

Black Box Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center

August 23 – 26 at 7:30 pm

August 27 at  2:00 pm



by David Ives

(Adapted from Le Mentor by Pierre Cornielle)

Directed by Chad Bradford

Bridges/Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center

October 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm

October 22 at 2:00 pm

Dorante, the eponymous quasi-villain of the play, meets two women in the Tuileries in Paris, whose names are Clarice and Lucrece. He impresses them with his claim to have returned recently from the wars in Germany and boasts of the vital role he played. After they leave, he decides to court Clarice, mistakenly thinking her name to be that of her friend, Lucrece.



Bridges/Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center 

November 28 – December 1 at 7:30 pm

Over 50 cast and crew members participate in this lively series of one-act plays, produced and directed by our 2016 Directing Class. Three to four different performances will be presented each evening. Join us for one night or the whole series. Admission is free and tickets are not required. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.



by Samuel Beckett

Directed by Dr. Kevin Thomas Browne

Black Box Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center

February 23 & 24, March 2 & 3 at 7:30 pm

February 25 & March 4 at 2:00 pm

A pinnacle of Beckett’s characteristic raw minimalism, Endgame is a pure and devastating distillation of the human essence in the face of approaching death.  Endgame, originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett himself, is considered by many critics to be his greatest single work.  Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time.



Directed by Zoe Allison

 Bridges/Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center

February 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm

February 18 at  2:00 pm



Music/Lyrics/Concept by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx,

Book by Jeff Whitty

Directed by Chris Fritzges

Musical Direction by Mark Binns

Bridges/Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center

April 13, 14, 20, & 21 at 7:30 pm

April 15 & 22 at  2:00 pm

Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut(need we say more?), and other colorful types who help Princeton finally discover his purpose in life!




Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10.00 each for the general public.

UCA faculty, staff, and students may secure two tickets free with a current UCA I.D.
Advance reservations are highly recommended for performances requiring tickets.

Tickets are available through UCA Ticket Central located in the
box office at Reynolds Performance Hall.
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