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COVID-19 Protocols

UMD Theatre will follow the University of Minnesota guidelines which will always be based on state and federal scientific data and advice from University of Minnesota public health and medical experts. The most recent update for the UMN systemwide campuses will not require social distancing nor indoor event capacities, however, masks are required. 

Temporary COVID-19 vaccination requirements (Jan. 26 - Feb. 9, 2022): https://z.umn.edu/CAHSS_COVID19

This season all events will be sold as individual ticket sales two weeks prior to each production as we forgo our season ticket offerings during this unusual and unprecedented season while still living in our COVID-19 environment. Purchase tickets at tickets.umn.edu

UMD Theatre's 2022–2023 Season

Main Street

Adapted from the novel by Sinclair Lewis
Directed by Tom Isbell
September 30–October 1, October 5–8 at 7:30 PM
October 2 & 8 at 2:00 PM
ASL Interpreter October 2
KCACTF Associate Production
Based on Sinclair Lewis’s satire of small-town life, Professor Tom Isbell adapts Lewis’s most famous novel that relates the life and struggles of Carol Kennicott as she comes into conflict with the small-town mentality of the residents of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota.

Stupid F##king Bird

By Aaron Posner
Directed by Lauren Roth
November 4–5, 8–12 at 7:30 PM
November 6 & 12 at 2:00 PM
ASL Interpreter November 6
KCACTF Participating Production
A young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation; a young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist; and everyone discovers how disappointing love, art and growing up can be.

Dancing Home Dance Concert

Artistic Director, Rebecca Katz Harwood
December 2–3 at 7:30 PM
December 4 at 2:00 PM
ASL Interpreter December 4
Faculty, students and guest choreographers offer a wide range of dance styles and interpretations centering around the theme of “home.”

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jenna Soleo-Shanks
February 7–11 at 7:30 PM
February 11 and 12 at 2:00 PM
ASL Interpreter February 12
In the kingdom of Illyria, a duke pines away for a love he cannot have since she refuses proposals of marriage while she morns the death of her brother.  Meanwhile, a shipwreck brings a young, aristocratic woman ashore.  Assuming her twin brother has drowned, she disguises herself as a man and goes to work in the duke’s household.

Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson
Guest Director
March 3–4, 13–18 at 7:30 PM
March 19 at 2:00 PM
ASL Interpreter March 19 Based on a true story, 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow female Harvard University observatory researchers discoverer thousands of stars and set standards still used today for measuring distances in space. 

Singin’ in the Rain

Story by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Directed and choreographed by Matthew Wagner
April 14–15, 18–22 at 7:30 PM
April 16 and 22 at 2:00 PM
ASL Interpreter April 16
Set in Hollywood during the early days of talking pictures, a romantic leading actor and his side-kick focus on an aspiring actress as an unlikely candidate to replace the current leading lady with less-than-dulcet vocal tones.