2017-2018 Season

 2017-2018 Season

Tickets go on sale August 1

 

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (ZagLab)

Thurday, Friday, & Saturday, June 8-10 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, June 11 @ 2:00pm

Thursday and Saturday, September 7 and 9 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, September 10 @ 2:00pm

Washington Cracker Factory

Tickets $20 All Seats -all tickets purchased for Thursday's canceled show will be honored at the other performances

SUSTAINABILITY FAIR STARTS AT 7:00 PM (Thus-Sat) and 1:30 PM (Sun)

ZagLab, an experimental initiative from Gonzaga’s departments of Art and Theatre & Dance in partnership with Terrain, is envisioned to pursue original interdisciplinary artistic collaborations, encourage artistic risk taking, and foster adventurous creative inquiry among and between students and faculty. 

Waiting for Godot is an original, site-responsive production within an immersive ceramic installation by guest artist, J.J. McCracken and GU Art faculty Mat Rude. The installation will depict a melting glacial field and will be located outdoors at Terrain’s Washington Cracker Factory art-space.  The audience will join the actors inside the sculptural environment for the production. The installation will be designed to degrade in response to the weather and our local (Spokane & GU) output of waste. The installation will be open to the public from June 8 through September 10. 

Beckett’s play humorously depicts the futility of action and inaction. Our two weekends of performances in June and September, marking the beginning and end of the installation period, will respond to the unpredictable nature of the installation and raise questions about our collective response to climate change. 

Featuring director Charles M Pepiton with costume design by Courtney Smith and prop design by Abbey Plankey with GU student actors and artists.  The cast also features GU alumni actors Talena Laine and Elizabeth Spindler.

The sustainability fair will feature organizations from our community including Spokane Arts, Spokane River Keepers, Fuse Environmental Action Team, and the City’s Environment & Sustainability Office at each performance in June and September.

Constellations by Nick Payne

Friday and Saturday, October 6 & 7 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 8 @ 2:00pm
Magnuson Theatre

$5 All Seats


Student director Annika Perez-Krikorain presents a 'splash' production for Zag Fam Weekend with an all-student cast and student designers.  From a cast pool, aactors will be randomly selected for each performance and meet for the first time on stage when the characters meet for the first time.  Art imitating life!

Constellations is a spellbinding romantic journey that begins with a simple encounter between two people...with ideas about physics, parallel universes and the tension between free will and fate.

Constellations is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 

tick, tick...BOOM! by Jonathan Larson

Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 5 @ 2:00pm
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 12 @ 2:00pm
Magnuson Theatre

$15 General Admission; $10 Gonzaga students, faculty & staff

Director Courtney Smith brings to stage the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Jon's girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and, yet, Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.

Everyone will love this youthful, endearing and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life's most difficult challenges.
tick, tick...BOOM! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Boone Street Hooligans #11

Friday, December 1 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 2  @ 2:00pm
Magnuson Theatre

Tickets $2 All Seats at the door


The all student-written, performed sketch comedy group, Boone Street Hooligans, takes the stage for their Fall show.  Directed by Nathan Patrick Nelson and Olivia Roberts.

Proceeds from ticket sales support Cup of Cool Water, a local non-profit organization benefiting homeless youth.

Boundless Winter Showcase

Sunday, December 3 @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre

Tickets $2 All Seats at the door

The all-student choreographed and performed dance club welcomes you to their annual December show.

Proceeds from ticket sales support the Gonzaga Dance Marathon which benefits local juvenile cancer research.

Short Scenes: Directing I Showcase

Friday, December 8 @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre

Free Admission

Advised by Charles M. Pepiton, Directing I students showcase short scenes featuring student actors.

Soldier Project (Title Coming) by Kathleen Jeffs

Thursday-Saturday, February 1-3 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 4 @ 2:00pm
Thursday-Saturday, February 8-10 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 11 @ 2:00pm
Magnuson Theatre

$15 General Admission; $10 Gonzaga students, faculty & staff

Directed by Charles M. Pepiton, our Soliders Project is an original work exploring the experiences of what it is like returning from war to study to at Gonzaga.  It is the story of transition, from base to basketball.  Transitions, also, of perception: from service to civilian, how our senses take in and process the new sights and sounds of the university environment.  Small moves make big waves - connections are made and unmade.  Our construction of the meaning of events, past and present, is made in moments of transition.

Boone Street Hooligans #12

Friday, March 2 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 3 @ 2:00pm
Magnuson Theatre

Tickets $2 All Seats at the door

The all-student choreographed and performed dance club welcomes you to their annual December show.

Proceeds from ticket sales support the Gonzaga Dance Marathon which benefits local juvenile cancer research.

HamletMachine by Heiner Mueller

Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24 @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre

$5 All Seats

Student director Nathan Patrick Nelson presents an immersive, multi-media theatre experience featuring the 1977 post-modernist drama, HamletMachine.  Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, the story unfolds through a sequence of monologues and reflective scenes.  The production highlights the tensions in contemporary American culture related to power, criticism, dissent and change.

Student Choreography Concert

Thursday, April 12 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 13 @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre

$5 All Seats


Advised by faculty Suzanne Ostersmith, Choreography students present original pieces in a variety of dance styles featuring student performers and lighting designers.

Annual Spring Dance Concert

Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28  @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 28 @ 2:00pm
Magnuson Theatre

$10 All Seats

Artistic Director Suzanne Ostersmith and the dance faculty present the annual Spring Dance Concert featuring a combination of faculty and student choreography, all student performances and lighting design.  The concert showcases a variety of dance styles from ballet to jazz, musical theatre to modern and more.

One Act Festival

Friday, May  4 @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre

Free Admission

Advised by Charles M. Pepiton and Leslie Stamoolis, Directing II students showcase one acts featuring student actors and costume designers.