UTRGV University Productions announces 2017-2018 theatre season

EDINBURG, TEXAS –AUG. 8, 2017 – The UTRGV Department of Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 theatre season, with productions scheduled for the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre and the Studio Theatre in the Edinburg Liberal Arts Building South (ELABS) at the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road.

The fall season opens with the Mainstage production Venus in Fur, a dark comedy by David Ives. It is set to run Sept. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Oct. 1. 

The fall Studio performance includes St. Nicholas, a Halloween play by Conor MacPherson, set to run Oct. 25-28 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Oct. 29.

The second Mainstage production in the fall is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a comedy by William Shakespeare. It will run Nov. 8-11 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Nov. 12. School matinees will be available.

The fall season ends with the Theatre for Young Audiences production of Get out and Play; A Play about Playing, by Marc Rodriguez. It run Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 3. School matinees will be available.

The spring season opens with the musical In the Heights (music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), with book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. It will run Feb. 28 – March 3 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. March 4.  School matinees will be available.

The spring Studio production includes Theatre People, an original play by Eric Wiley, set to run April 11 – 14 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. April 15. 

The spring season concludes with the Theatre for Young Audiences production of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, by John Glore. It will run April 26-28 at 7 p.m. and, 2 p.m. April 29.  School matinees will be available.


Tickets to join the University Productions family of season subscribers are available. For subscription information or tickets, school matinees, groups and special accommodations, or to receive a copy of the season brochure, contact Elva Galvan, University Productions Box Office, at (956) 665-3581, or email her at elva.galvan@utrgv.edu.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016. 


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