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2022/2023 SEASON 

The Clean House            
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Alan Brinks
October 6-9
Studio Theatre

The play takes place in what the author describes as "metaphysical Connecticut," mostly in the home of a married couple who are both doctors. They have hired a housekeeper named Matilde, an aspiring comedian from Brazil who's more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than in house-cleaning. Lane, the lady of the house, has an eccentric sister named Virginia who's just nuts about house-cleaning. She and Matilde become fast friends, and Virginia takes over the cleaning while Matilde works on her jokes. Trouble comes when Lane's husband Charles reveals that he has found his soul mate, or "bashert" in a cancer patient named Anna, on whom he has operated. This theatrical and wildly funny play is a whimsical and poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.

Lost Lake
Written by David Auburn
November 3-6
Studio Theatre

The lakeside rental Veronica has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children so desperately need. And the disheveled property owner, Hogan, has problems of his own - problems that Veronica is inevitably and irrevocably pulled into. An engrossing and revealing portrait of two strangers bound together by circumstance, Lost Lake is a vivid play about the struggle for connection in an imperfect world.

Fall and Recovery: Faculty Dance Concert
November 18-19
University Theatre

Fall & Recovery 2022, the LU Department of Theatre & Dance's annual fall faculty concert, will be held in the University Theatre on November 18-19. The audience can expect to see a variety of dance styles performed by the LUTD student company and guests.

The Heidi Chronicles                        
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Alan Brinks
February 23-26
University Theatre

Comprised of a series of interrelated scenes, the play traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian, as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. Gradually distancing herself from her friends, she watches them move from the idealism and political radicalism of their college years through militant feminism and, eventually, back to the materialism that they had sought to reject in the first place. Heidi’s own path to maturity involves an affair with the glib, arrogant Scoop Rosenbaum, a womanizing lawyer/publisher who eventually marries for money and position; a deeper but even more troubling relationship with a charming, witty young pediatrician, Peter Patrone, who turns out to be gay; and increasingly disturbing contacts with the other women, now much changed, who were a part of her childhood and college years. Eventually Heidi comes to accept the fact that liberation can be achieved only if one is true to oneself, with goals that come out of need rather than circumstance.

The Revolutionists                                                         
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Laura Moreno
April 13-16
Studio Theatre

Four women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.

Dance Unleashed: Faculty Dance Concert  
April 28-29
University Theatre

Dance Unleashed will feature the performers pushing boundaries and bringing new ideas to the table for people to enjoy and relate to. The audience can expect to see different genres of dance including modern, contemporary, tap, jazz, ballroom and ballet.