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To: Students, Staff, First Nighters, Patrons and other friends of Theatre @ USD

Fr: Tom Woldt, Chair, for the Theatre Department Faculty

Re: 2014-2015 Production Season

We are pleased to share with you what next year’s production season will look like for Theatre @
USD! This will surely be an exciting journey, with creative work in a wide range of genres and styles.
Please note that this plan is contingent on licensing/permissions and other similar issues.

Wayne S. Knutson Theatre

Next to Normal
Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Matt Nesmith
Sept. 26-28, Oct. 1-5, 2014
--This Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary rock musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses
such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics
and a thrilling score, it demonstrates how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their
family’s world intact. (

Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Chaya Gordon-Bland
Nov. 21-23, Dec. 3-7, 2014
--The iconic story of love, loss, and “two houses, both alike in dignity” still resonates with its heart-
wrenching look at what can happen when true love collides with the perception of loving the “wrong
kind of person.”

(A project committed to exploration of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity)
Feb. 19-23, 2015

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Co-Conceived by Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Directed by Callie Hisek
April 16-19, 22-27, 2015
--Now one of the most performed shows in America, SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical
extravaganza! Its adapters have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters,
including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy
with a big imagination--Jojo. (

Arena Season

Evening of Short Plays
A group of pieces directed and designed by Graduate and Advanced Undergraduate Students
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?
By Edward Albee
Directed by Taylor Clemens
March 26-30, 2015
--Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play. "THE GOAT is about a profoundly unsettling subject,
which for the record is not bestiality but the irrational, confounding, and convention-thwarting nature
of love. Powerful [and] extraordinary…Mr. Albee still asks questions that no other major American
dramatist dares to ask." —NY Times.