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Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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2017-2018 Season

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Fall 2017

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by Sarah Ruhl

Eurydice ImageSarah Ruhl’s Eurydice explores the mythological Greek story of Orpheus and his wife, Eurydice. Told through Eurydice’s unique perspective, we experience her life in the “overworld”, her tragic descent to the “underworld” – and the challenges, beauties, and questions that both worlds provide.

J Studio, October 12-14 & October 19-21, 2017, 7:30 PM,
October 15 & 22, 2:00 PM
$20 General, $15 Seniors, URI Faculty/Staff & Students


Rob Neill

and the

NY Neo-Futurists

Rob Neill is a performance artists and founding member of the Neo-Futurists, a collective of wildly productive writers/directors/performers creating theatre that fuses sport, poetry, and living newspaper. Based in Manhattan, they have become one of the most highly regarded experimental theatre troupes in the country.

Their show,The Infinite Wrench, unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays-some funny, some profound. Whether elegant, disgusting, topical, irreverent, terrifying, or put-to-song, all are truthful ad tackle the ere-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers.


Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30 PM
Fine Arts Center, J Studio

105 Upper College Road, Kingston
Seating limited, RESERVATIONS required.

Call the URI Theatre Department at 401.874.5921 for tickets.

*If you have a disablility and need an accommodation, please call 401.874.5921 at least five days in advance. For TTY assistance please call the R.I. Relay Service at 711.

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Lady Windermere’s Fan

by Oscar Wilde

Lady Windermere's Fan copyIn Lady Windermere’s Fan a Wildean world of London’s upper crust Victorian Society is portrayed, focusing on Lord and Lady Windermere–Arthur and Margaret–lovingly married for two years. Lady Windermere sees the world in black and white, never gray, good or evil, never in between. Just 21 she is about to celebrate her coming of age at a soiree to which her husband requests she invite the center of gossip Mrs. Erlynne. Margaret refuses. Robert insists that Mrs. Erlynne be helped to gain acess to Society. Events escalate in the next 24 hours through which Lady Windermere learns what truly makes a good woman. And who is Mrs. Erlynne? And what of Lady Windermere’s fan? In this world of manners and morals–how things seem and how they are–it is the birthday gift and how it is handled that tells the tale.

Robert E. Will Theatre, November 30 & December 1,2 & 7-9, 2017, 7:30 PM                               December 3 & 10, 2:00 PM
$20 General, $15 Seniors, URI Faculty/Staff & Students

Spring 2018

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Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure In a city besieged with crime and pay-to-play politics, a corrupt deputy and a devout nun enter into a perverse bargain. Will modest Isabella surrender her chastity to save her brother from the sex crime he’s accused of? Or will she preserve her maidenhead and condemn her brother to death? In Shakespeare’s blackest comedy, Measure for Measure is a scathing indictment of political and religious hypocrisy as well as a darkly poetic quest to discover the true nature of justice.

J Studio, February 22-24 & March 1-3, 2018, 7:30 PM,
February 25 & March 4, 2:00 PM
$20 General, $15 Seniors, URI Faculty/Staff & Students

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The URI Theatre’s Production of
Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers
and the Walt Disney Film
Original Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by
Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by
Cameron Mackintosh

The family musical features the delightful songs from the popular Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations, and now the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers will dazzle and delight theatre goers of all ages.

Mary Poppins is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Robert E. Will Theatre, April 20-21 & April 27-28, 2018, 7:30 PM
April 21, 22 & 28, 29, 2:00 PM
$20 General, Seniors, URI Faculty/Staff & Students, $15 Children 12 & under

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