October 11-14, 2018 // The Playhouse at Zellerbach Hall
By Molière, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur
A con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader wheedles his way into the home of a gullible wealthy man in the midst of a mid-life crisis—and promptly sets the household topsy turvy. If not for quick-witted Dorine, grounded Elmire, and patient Cléante, all might be lost! Lechery, egotism, young love, deception, and delusion collide in Moliere’s famous classic work that skewers religious hypocrisy and self-inflated egotism.
BERKELEY DANCE PROJECT 2019
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of TDPS’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019 will feature new choreography by: Joe Goode; Rulan Tangen; Latanya Tigner; a current student; and an alumnus of the dance program, selected from a call for applications.
TDPS presents three one-act plays directed by TDPS students. Benjamin Arsenault will direct Silence by British playwright Harold Pinter (1969), Gabriela Pool will direct Springtime by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés (1989), and Marie Shelton will direct Footfalls by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett (1976).
TDPS student Kyra Katagi uses dance to explore ideas of nationality, duality, and assimilation, and to add her voice to the narrative of Asians in America, their multicultural (dis)connect. and their relation to space and home.
April 24-25, 2019 // Zellerbach Room Z170
Based on a novel by Isabel Allende
Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family — their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country. This darkly poetic adaptation incorporates magical realism to weave the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.