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Nevada Conservatory Theatre Season 2023-2024

Season 2023-2024

Happy Days (September 8- September 17)

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Happy Days

by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Stebos

Sept 8- Sept 17 Black Box Theatre

Buried waist-deep in a mound of earth, the ever chatty, seemingly optimistic, and resilient Winnie reminisces about happier days. Time, marriage, disappointment, and existence collide in Samuel Beckett's absurdist tragicomedy masterpiece. This dazzling one woman tour-de-force production is a relentless existential search to find meaning in relationships that bind one person to another and to times past, times present, and the future. Featuring the effervescent Kymberly Luke Mellen as Winnie, Happy Days is produced in partnership with Vegas Theatre Company.

“Here all is strange.”
― Samuel Beckett, Happy Days

American La Ronde (October 6 - 22)

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American La Ronde

By Steven Dietz
From Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler
Directed by Michael Lugering

October 6 - 22 Black Box Theatre

Ten strangers' sexual encounters reveal how primal human instincts can shatter the social constructs that bind one person to another. Provocative, funny, and highly theatrical, playwright Steven Dietz’s riveting re-imagining of Arthur Schnitzler’s 1903 banned play Reigen, places these lovers in the heart of contemporary America sexual politics.

“I am just as much the lips that I have kissed …”
― Albert Camus

Cinderella, a Pantomime for Las Vegas (November 25 - December 9)

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Cinderella, a Pantomime for Las Vegas

World Premiere production
Created and directed by Laura Jane James

Nov 25 - Dec 9 Judy Bayley Theatre

Cinderella wants to go to the ball. Her stepmother wants to keep her from going. Can her fairy godmother help her get to the party of the year? Set in a mythical kingdom that looks a lot like Las Vegas, this wacky and ridiculous world premiere production will delight families of all ages. British director Laura James leads the creation of this new reimagining of the classic Cinderella fairy tale in the style of the British Panto where slapstick, hilarity, and irreverent humor reign supreme.

Shorts: A Festival of Short Plays (February 9 -25)

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SHORTS

Festival of Short Plays

Feb 9 -25 Black Box Theatre

Join NCT for an evening of short plays that will move and inspire you. A short play is nimble. A short play is surprising. They are poignant, fun, and irreverent. Directed by local Las Vegas artists, Shorts will be an evening not to be missed.

Mud (March 22- March 31)

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Mud

By Maria Irene Fornes
Directed By Norma Saldivar

March 22- March 31

Black Box Theatre

In this uncompromising drama about a people living in bleak poverty, a hopeful young woman is determined to overcome insurmountable circumstances. Mud is a contemporary classic by one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century who influenced the shape of American Theatre, Maria Irene Fornes.

“I’m going to die clean…You can stay in the mud.”
– Maria Irene Fornes, Mud

Pride and Prejudice (April 26 - May 5)

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Pride and Prejudice

A new adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen

By Kate Hamill
Directed by Valerie Rachelle

Judy Bayley Theatre

April 26- May 5, 2024

Finding your perfect match can be daunting and Elizabeth Bennett has no desire to attach herself to anyone, let alone the dashing and infuriating Mr. Darcy. Bold, surprising, and hilarious, Kate Hamill’s highly theatrical adaptation of Jane Austin’s classic tale of latent love is absurdly delightful.

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve”
– Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Season Packages

The Classics Package: Cinderella and Pride & Prejudice
(15% off savings) - $51 per season ticket

Season tickets need to be purchased through the box office. Online sales are not available.

Box Office:
702-895-ARTS (2787)
Tuesday–Saturday: 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

Single Ticket Information

SINGLE TICKET PRICES (ON SALE SEPTEMBER 3, 2023)
Ticket Type Cost
Adults $30
Seniors, Military, Persons with disability, UNLV faculty, staff, and alumni $25
Students $15
Groups of 10+ Inquire at the PAC BOX Office