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Places, everyone! UCLA TFT's 2013-14 theater season is about to begin

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It's almost time to raise the curtain on the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's 2013–14 theater season. Twelve exciting new and returning events, including "Lainie's Cabaret" in November and the Francis Ford Coppola One-Act Marathon in May, have been planned by the UCLA Department of Theater.
 
Productions take place at venues in UCLA's Macgowan Hall, unless otherwise noted. For ticketed events, tickets can be purchased through UCLA's Central Ticket Office (310-825-2101) or www.tft.ucla.edu/theatertickets. Parking for events at Macgowan Hall is avaible in Parking Structure 3 for $12. 
 
For those productions listed as rush events, seats are complimentary. Please arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes prior to showtime. Seats will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations or tickets are required for these shows.
 
FALL 2013
 
'Dreamscape'
Oct. 3–5
8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance Oct. 5) 
Little Theater, Magowan Hall
 
The season kicks off With "Dreamscape," written and directed by TFT alumnus Rickerby Hinds, an associate professor of playwriting at UC Riverside. Through poetry, dance and beatboxing, the production explores the life of 19-year-old African American woman Tyisha Miller (Myeisha Mills in the play), who in 1998 was shot and killed by police in Riverside, Calif., while passed out in her car. (No tickets are needed; limited seats are available on rush basis only.)
 
 
Gary Gardner: A Celebration
Friday, Nov. 8
8 p.m.
Freud Playhouse, Magowan Hall
 
Former students, faculty and friends will celebrate the life of beloved theater professor Gary Gardner, who passed away in June, with an evening of song, dance and spoken word. (Admission is free; reservations are recommended.)
 
 
New Play Festival 2013
Nov. 14–16, 8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance Nov. 16)
Nov. 21–23, 8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance Nov. 23)
Dec. 5–7, 8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance Dec. 7)
Black Box Theater, 1340 Macgowan Hall
 
Undergraduate actors from the UCLA Department of Theater will be featured in new works by M.F.A. playwrights Jeffrey Baker, Brian T. May and Kit Williamson. (No tickets are needed; limited seats are available on rush basis only.)
 
 
'Lainie's Cabaret at UCLA'
Nov. 20–21, 8 p.m.
Nov. 22–23, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall
 
Following its success of two seasons ago, "Lainie's Cabaret," devised and directed by Lainie Kazan, returns to UCLA. The production showcases songs from the Great American Songbook and features undergraduate actors.
 
 
Aristophanes' 'Women in Congress'

Dec. 3–7, 8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance Dec. 7)
Little Theater, Magowan Hall
 
Undergraduate actors take to the stage to explore ancient Greek politics in modern times in "Women in Congress," directed by M.F.A. director Eliza Laytner.
 
 
WINTER 2014
 
'Double Falsehood'
Jan. 29–Feb. 1, 8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance Feb. 1)
Theater Lab, Melnitz Hall
UCLA's Clark Library (Jan. 31)
 
Winter quarter begins with this 18th-century play by Lewis Theobald, which is based on a play by William Shakespeare and fellow Jacobean playwright John Fletcher. Directed by TFT adjunct assistant professor Paul Wagar, the wildly decadent "Double Falsehood" is based on Shakespeare and Fletcher's last collaboration, in which an act of outrage against a young woman plagues a family. (No tickets are needed; very limited seats are available on rush basis only.)
 
 
'Don Giovanni' by Wolfgang Amadeums Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte 
Feb. 14 and 21, 8 p.m.
Feb. 16 and 23, 2 p.m.
Feb. 20, 11 a.m.
Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall
 
Opera comes to UCLA in the form of the classic "Don Giovanni," presented in collaboration with Opera UCLA and the UCLA Philharmonia. UCLA music professor Neal Stulberg conducts, with stage direction by Jeffrey Buchman and choreography by Rosa Mercedes. The production is made possible in part by the generous support of the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation.
 
 
'Grace'
March 11–15, 8 p.m.
March 15, 2 p.m.

Little Theater, Macgowan Hall

 
M.F.A. director Jeff Fan directs Craig Wright's modern tragic-comedy, which tells the story of Steve and Sara, who move into a small Florida town with their chain of gospel-themed motels and a mission to save the world.
 
 
'Dreams: One Acts by Maria Irene Fornes
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March 12–16, 8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance March 16)
Black Box Theater, 1340 Macgowan Hall

 
M.F.A. students Xiao Wei Zhou and Bryan Puckett direct these two one-act plays featuring undergraduate actors enacting the words of Maria Irene Fornes, a contemporary Cuban-American avant-garde playwright.
 
 
SPRING 2014
 
The Francis Ford Coppola One-Act Marathon
May 8–10, 8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. perfomance May 10)
Black Box Theater, 1340 Macgowan Hall

 
Spring quarter kicks off with new works by UCLA Department of Theater playwrights 
that feature undergraduate and graduate actors. (No tickets are needed; limited seats are available on rush basis only.)
 
 
'Guys and Dolls'
May 22–24, 8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance May 24)
May 27–31, 8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance May 31)
Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall
 
Musical theater aficionados rejoice! UCLA presents its Ray Bolger Musical Theater Production — the classic "Guys and Dolls," in which gamblers, showgirls and missionaries find love and luck. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. Directed by Linda Kerns, with choreography by Peggy Hickey.
 
 
Design Showcase West
June 7
Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall
 
Presented as part of the UCLA Department of Theater's 2013–14 season, Design Showcase West features innovative costume, scenic and lighting designs by students from the nation's top graduate design programs. 
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