Box Office

2019/2020 Director's Series

These productions are directed by School of Drama artists and partially fulfill the educational requirements of the School’s BFA and MFA program. Tickets are free and will be available at the box office on the day of the performance. Seating for shows in the Helen Wayne Rauh Studio Theater, John Wells Video Studio, and Studio 201 are general admission.

Buying Tickets


Tickets to Director's Series performances are free and can be picked up at the Box Office in the lobby of the Purnell Center for the Arts on the day of the performance.


BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Friday, noon to 5 pm
Weekdays of performance, noon to 5 pm and 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Weekends of performance, an hour and a half before curtain

Nov
20
Wed
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Compensation
Written and Directed by Hannah Manikowski
Nov. 20-22

I don’t know what we are to each other. Not exactly. But… I know you first. And you know me first. And that means something. – Tara, Compensation

Compensation is a new play written by Hannah Manikowski. Tara, a young, lonely woman, drops out of college unbeknownst to her mother and becomes a surrogate for Gabriel and Elliott, a well-established gay couple. Suddenly, Tara finds herself carrying not only their future child, but a terrible secret as well. Compensation is a dialogue about the complex systems that coerce women into outsourcing their bodies for income, the ethical implications of men purchasing access to those bodies, and the profound yearning for family that drives these people to entangle themselves in these systems in the first place.

Nov
21
Thu
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Compensation
Written and Directed by Hannah Manikowski
Nov. 20-22

I don’t know what we are to each other. Not exactly. But… I know you first. And you know me first. And that means something. – Tara, Compensation

Compensation is a new play written by Hannah Manikowski. Tara, a young, lonely woman, drops out of college unbeknownst to her mother and becomes a surrogate for Gabriel and Elliott, a well-established gay couple. Suddenly, Tara finds herself carrying not only their future child, but a terrible secret as well. Compensation is a dialogue about the complex systems that coerce women into outsourcing their bodies for income, the ethical implications of men purchasing access to those bodies, and the profound yearning for family that drives these people to entangle themselves in these systems in the first place.

Nov
22
Fri
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 22 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Compensation
Written and Directed by Hannah Manikowski
Nov. 20-22

I don’t know what we are to each other. Not exactly. But… I know you first. And you know me first. And that means something. – Tara, Compensation

Compensation is a new play written by Hannah Manikowski. Tara, a young, lonely woman, drops out of college unbeknownst to her mother and becomes a surrogate for Gabriel and Elliott, a well-established gay couple. Suddenly, Tara finds herself carrying not only their future child, but a terrible secret as well. Compensation is a dialogue about the complex systems that coerce women into outsourcing their bodies for income, the ethical implications of men purchasing access to those bodies, and the profound yearning for family that drives these people to entangle themselves in these systems in the first place.

Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 22 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Compensation
Written and Directed by Hannah Manikowski
Nov. 20-22

I don’t know what we are to each other. Not exactly. But… I know you first. And you know me first. And that means something. – Tara, Compensation

Compensation is a new play written by Hannah Manikowski. Tara, a young, lonely woman, drops out of college unbeknownst to her mother and becomes a surrogate for Gabriel and Elliott, a well-established gay couple. Suddenly, Tara finds herself carrying not only their future child, but a terrible secret as well. Compensation is a dialogue about the complex systems that coerce women into outsourcing their bodies for income, the ethical implications of men purchasing access to those bodies, and the profound yearning for family that drives these people to entangle themselves in these systems in the first place.

Feb
19
Wed
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 19 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts

100 Years Stray

saringROCK
Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Padra Crisafulli

Feb. 19-21

The landscape hasn’t changed at all, but I keep on changing and changing. 
Luck sits and continues to watch. 

100 Years Stray follows Luck, the last human being in the wake of an apocalypse that has eliminated fertility. Raised in deliberate ignorance in the depths of a mountain by an old hermit, Luck cannot read, cook, or defend himself. However, as the remnants of civilization open their arms to him, Luck ventures into the destroyed cities of his homeland. Perhaps he will find out the reason he is all that is left. Perhaps… he will find out who (or what) succeeds humanity.

Feb
20
Thu
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts

100 Years Stray

saringROCK
Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Padra Crisafulli

Feb. 19-21

The landscape hasn’t changed at all, but I keep on changing and changing. 
Luck sits and continues to watch. 

100 Years Stray follows Luck, the last human being in the wake of an apocalypse that has eliminated fertility. Raised in deliberate ignorance in the depths of a mountain by an old hermit, Luck cannot read, cook, or defend himself. However, as the remnants of civilization open their arms to him, Luck ventures into the destroyed cities of his homeland. Perhaps he will find out the reason he is all that is left. Perhaps… he will find out who (or what) succeeds humanity.

Feb
21
Fri
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 21 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts

100 Years Stray

saringROCK
Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Padra Crisafulli

Feb. 19-21

The landscape hasn’t changed at all, but I keep on changing and changing. 
Luck sits and continues to watch. 

100 Years Stray follows Luck, the last human being in the wake of an apocalypse that has eliminated fertility. Raised in deliberate ignorance in the depths of a mountain by an old hermit, Luck cannot read, cook, or defend himself. However, as the remnants of civilization open their arms to him, Luck ventures into the destroyed cities of his homeland. Perhaps he will find out the reason he is all that is left. Perhaps… he will find out who (or what) succeeds humanity.

100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts

100 Years Stray

saringROCK
Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Padra Crisafulli

Feb. 19-21

The landscape hasn’t changed at all, but I keep on changing and changing. 
Luck sits and continues to watch. 

100 Years Stray follows Luck, the last human being in the wake of an apocalypse that has eliminated fertility. Raised in deliberate ignorance in the depths of a mountain by an old hermit, Luck cannot read, cook, or defend himself. However, as the remnants of civilization open their arms to him, Luck ventures into the destroyed cities of his homeland. Perhaps he will find out the reason he is all that is left. Perhaps… he will find out who (or what) succeeds humanity.

Mar
25
Wed
What \Washed Ashore// Astray @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Mar 25 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What \Washed Ashore// Astray @ Purnell Center for the Arts

 

What \Washed Ashore //Astray

Benjamin Benne
Directed by Nora Gair
March 25-27

“sunset on the shoreline
the sky and the sea blur
the sea gasps for breath”

What \Washed Ashore //Astray: a sensory play about deterioration, by contemporary playwright Benjamin Benne, is a poetic play written in overlapping free verse that tells the story of elderly twin sisters, Cat and Chris, who reunite in a cabin on the Pacific Northwest shoreline after it becomes apparent one of them will die within the year. Everything has aged: the cottage, their bodies, the world around them.

The depth of connection between the twins and their relationship to the spaces they inhabit paint a beautiful, character-driven picture of senescence, childhood, and identity. This play questions the mutable nature of time through memory and how we can access our past so fully- if not so realistically- in our minds.

Mar
26
Thu
What \\Washed Ashore// Astray @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Mar 26 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What \\Washed Ashore// Astray @ Purnell Center for the Arts

 

What \\Washed Ashore //Astray

Benjamin Benne
Directed by Nora Gair
March 25-27

“sunset on the shoreline
the sky and the sea blur
the sea gasps for breath”

What \\Washed Ashore //Astray: a sensory play about deterioration, by contemporary playwright Benjamin Benne, is a poetic play written in overlapping free verse that tells the story of elderly twin sisters, Cat and Chris, who reunite in a cabin on the Pacific Northwest shoreline after it becomes apparent one of them will die within the year. Everything has aged: the cottage, their bodies, the world around them.

The depth of connection between the twins and their relationship to the spaces they inhabit paint a beautiful, character-driven picture of senescence, childhood, and identity. This play questions the mutable nature of time through memory and how we can access our past so fully- if not so realistically- in our minds.

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