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2006-2007 Season

Main Season (in the Judy Bayley Theatre)

Private Lives

By Noel Coward
Oct. 6-15, 2006
An undisputed masterpiece, Noel Coward's classic comedy is one of the funniest plays in the English language! 1920s divorcees Elyot and Amanda are honeymooning in the same French hotel with their new spouses, Sibyl and Victor. Staying in rooms with adjoining balconies, the couples meet and hilarity ensues!

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Dec. 1-10, 2006
A delightful delirium of mischief and merriment featuring Shakespeare's most irresistible characters. A pair of shipwrecked twins, the winsome Viola, the roguish Sir Toby Belch, and the pompous Malvolio help reveal the secrets of love, laughter, and life.

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams
Feb. 9-18, 2007
Williams' lyrical and powerful memory play about the Wingfield family. Tom is torn between family obligation and his deep desire to escape his domineering mother, Amanda, and his frail sister, Laura. One of the great masterpieces of American drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best play.

Mother Courage and Her Children

By Bertolt Brecht
Feb. 23-March 11, 2007
Imagine a little wagon, following armies, a footnote in the saga of war. And pulling the cart, Mother Courage, Brecht's incisive portrait of resilience and sacrifice. Written in 1941, Brecht's masterpiece resonates today as a powerful work that speaks to the plight of those caught in the crossfire of seemingly endless wars.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

By Clark Gesner, Michael Mayer, and Andrew Lippa
April 20-May 6, 2007
This musical day in the life of Charlie Brown has charmed audiences for almost 40 years as one of the most produced plays of our time. Look at life with 6-year-old innocence as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, and Patty share their hopes, dreams, and their angst-ridden but optimistic view of the world. Based on the 1999 Broadway revival, a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic!

Second Season (in the Black Box Theatre)

The Laramie Project

By Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project
Sept. 22-Oct. 1, 2006
On October 6, 1998, shortly after midnight, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left, tied on a buck fence, to die. The Laramie Project is arguably one of the most influential plays of the last decade. A portion of the proceeds go to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

The Book of Nights

By Carissa Boak and Playwrights' Rep
Oct. 27-Nov. 5, 2006
A fantastical world where a woman heals others in a safe house for abused and battered women, but cannot heal herself until the Goddess of Love arrives and challenges a cruel cardiologist who collects broken hearts.

Click — Boom

By Nakia Oglesby
Nov. 10-19, 2006
A combat photographer is haunted by what he has seen and done in the Middle East. As he tries to recreate his past from the pictures he has taken, he finds himself torn between moral responsibility and family duty.

Masks of Rioclora

By Richard Sewell
April 6-15, 2007
Winner of the 2006-2007 Morton R. Sarett Playwriting Competition. UNLV is the proud host of the nationally recognized Morton R. Sarett Playwriting Competition. Biannually an award-winning playwright is brought to UNLV for a residency and the world premiere production of an exciting new work.