UPSTATE THEATRE 2020-2021 SEASON
Voices to Hear: A Diversity/Inclusion Reading
Rotterdam, By John Brittan
February 11 & 12, 2021 at 7 p.m. / February 13, 2021 at 3 p.m. | Virtual Event
It’s New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she’s gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one.
Now Alice must face a question she never thought she’d ask…does this mean she’s straight?
A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home.
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Voices to Hear is a new staged reading series here at USC Upstate that shines a light on recent works from both upcoming and established playwrights whose voices may not be heard otherwise. It focuses on diverse characters, themes, and cultures that may not be experienced or appreciated within the confines of the mainstream, commercial theatre.
Measure for Measure, By William Shakespeare
April 8-10, 2021 at 7 p.m. / April 11, 2021 at 3 p.m. | Hybrid Event
In all Shakespeare’s canon, Measure for Measure is among one of the most passionately discussed plays. This play deals with power and its abuse; with morality and its corruption; with sexual harassment and its damage; and, with basic fairness and how it’s manipulated. Shakespeare treats these themes through drama and comedy. In fact, this play is a great example of an early version of tragicomedy. Measure for Measure raises more issues than it resolves. There is no solid demarcation between good and bad. You can’t help but feel ambiguous about these well-crafted characters ensnared in the complicated plot twists.
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