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2019-2020 Season

Union Theatre of Professionals:

12 Angry Jurors

September 25-28, 2019
Union 9th Grade Center/Freshman Academy

Since the 16th Century, Lady Justice can often be found blindfolded, holding the scales of justice.  This image serves as a pictorial metaphor to remind us that justice must be impartial and objective, not allowing other forces such as wealth, fame, politics, race or religion to tip the scales in either direction.  But what happens when we, rather than being blind to those things, are blind to ourselves? When we are blind to ourselves we are blind to our own prejudices, and easily slip into judging from our own personal opinions and biases and often bristle at the thought that we could be in the wrong.  It’s truly a dangerous place to find ourselves in, but it happens to every single one of us.  I think that to all of us this show is a compelling reminder to take off our blindfolds, to daily look in our mirrors and take an account of the condition of our humanity.  Where do we see others as less than?  How do we look at someone to jude whether or not they are safe or whether or not we can trust them?  And how do we respond when we are in the wrong or have judged others unfairly?  And then where do we go from there?  These are all tough questions to answer for ourselves indeed.  In 12 Angry Jurors, however, we have the opportunity to sit back, observe, and perhaps identify with twelve very different individuals as they grapple with these hard questions and often harsh realities.  Whether the 12 answer all questions for themselves in the span of time, we will never truly know … but regardless, all questions in this story will have to ultimately boil down to one last, simple question:  Guilty or Not Guilty?  Enjoy!

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State One Act Competition
October 5, 2019
Union Performing Arts Center

Schools from across the state of Oklahoma come to Union to compete in the State One Act Competition.  Each school performs a 45 minute one act play and receive critique from a panel of judges. Judges are drawn from university faculty and working professionals. 

Union Repertory Theatre Presents:

BUCKET LIST

October 7-12, 2019
Union Performing Arts Center

Bucket list is an original story written by Troy Powell and Adam Palmer.  It tells the story of a man who is, while on the outside successful, is estranged from his wife and children.  Due to a heart attack he discovers he is in need of a heart transplant.  After receiving one he tries to restart his life and finds a pull to discover the person who’s heart now beats in his chest.  He visits the home of the young woman who suddenly lost her life and finds a journal with a Bucket List of 21 things she wanted to do before she died.  He then takes on the mantle to finish her list for her.  As he does he finds the missing pieces of his life and starts to repair his broken home.   

Union Middle School Musical:

ALADDIN JR.

November 7-9, 2019
Union 8th Grade Center
Union 8th Grade Center

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Union's All School Musical:

Disney's

MATILDA

February 5-8, 2020
Union Performing Arts Center

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents—her father insists on calling her a boy and harps on her “stupidity” for preferring reading to watching the telly—and her hostile headmistress, the outrageous and wicked Miss Trunchbull. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands. - BROADWAY.COM

Union Theatre Department Hosts:

24 Hour Play Fest

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Union Performing Arts Center

Production teams are given the first and last line of their script and just

24 hours to write, rehearse and present an original play. 

Union Repertory Theatre Presents:

PETER & THE STARCATCHER

April 20-25, 2020
Union High School Studio Theatre

The story is an adventure on the high seas and on the faraway Mollusk Island. An orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil.

Union Theatre of Professionals:

THE VISIT

April 15-18, 2020
Union 9th Grade Center/Freshman Academy

Claire Zachanassian, the world famous billionaire, is returning to her small hometown of Güllen after 45 years away. The town was once a thriving, prosperous area, but has since fallen on hard times. The impoverished Güllenites look to Claire as their only hope to save them from ruin. Her offer, though, comes with a price: justice. Claire will donate one billion dollars to the town if--and only if--they kill Alfred Ill, Claire’s former lover who abandoned and betrayed her all those years ago. Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit is a piercing, darkly comic story of a scorned woman’s ultimate revenge, exploring what dark deeds a desperate man can be pushed to. -STAGEAGENT.COM