NAU Theatre 2014-15


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A Season of Passion and Promise

NAU Theatre heats up the stage with its 2014-15 roster of shows, appropriately titled “A Season of Passion and Promise.”

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m. (as noted) in The Studio Theatre and Clifford E. White Theatre on the campus of NAU. Tickets are available at the NAU Central Ticket Office: (928) 525-5661 or (888) 520-7214 or on the Web at For more information, visit 

Gail Mangham in “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins”


 7:30 p.m.:  September 26-27, 2014

The Studio Theater

Fans said this of the show: Red Hot Patriot is full-blooded American woman speaking the truth with humor, intelligence and exquisite-- almost painful-- compassion. Like Texas bar-b-q, it is deliciously satisfying to sink your teeth into.”

“Gail Mangham is nothing short of magnificent in a piece that astounds with power. The production lassos the audience in with the brilliant staging. Texas politics is brought to light in all its peculiar and strangely endearing sights, colors, and sounds.”

 “Molly Ivin's legacy lives on as she calls us to action through this transcendent marvel of live theatre.” 


“Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck

7:30 p.m.:  October 10-11, 2014 and October 15 -18, 2014

2 p.m.:  October 12, 2014 and October 19, 2014

Clifford E. White Theater

A powerfully moving American Classic. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Steinbeck’s emergence as the great American novelist with his stories of the depression, we bring you “Of Mice and Men.” Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, the other a quick-witted protector, eke out a living working the fields and dreaming of a better life.  


      In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl

7:30 p.m.: November 14-15, 2014 and November 19- 22, 2014

 2 p.m.: November 16, 2014 and November 23, 2014

Studio Theater

Sarah Ruhl has penned a comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity –– provocative, funny, electric. We bring you, “In the Next Room (Or the Vibrator Play),” a stimulating, hilarious Broadway hit, and winner of the 2010 Will Glickman Award for Best New Play. 


“Angels in America:  The Millennium Approaches,” by Tony Kushner

7:30p.m.: February 27-28, 2015 and March 4-7, 2015

 2 p.m.: March 1, 2015 and March 8, 2015

 Clifford E. White Theater

History, invention, fantasy, laughter and pain … More than two decades ago, Tony Kushner brought a new play to the American Stage, “Angels in America- Millennium Approaches.”  It was 1991 and America has changed, or has it?  NAU Theatre takes on the Pulitzer Prize winning play 22 years after it premiered on Broadway.  


“The School for Lies” (David Ives’ adaptation of Moliere’s “The Misanthrope”)

7:30p.m.: April 17-18, 2015 and April 22-25, 2015

 2 p.m.: April 19, 2015 and April 26, 2015

 Studio Theater

Hilarity and heart bundled in satire … Sassy David Ives takes on the charm and wit of Molière with this spicy adaptation of “The Misanthrope.”  Carefully blending 17th century farce with 21st century vernacular, Ives’ creates a gaggle of naughty characters that banter and chatter in riotous rhyming couplets amid a glistening world of blather, glamour and scandal. “The School for Lies” will leave you dizzy from laughter!


On the Second Stage:

“Touch” by Toni Press-Coffman

7:30 p.m.: February 13-14, 2015

2 p.m.: February 15, 2015

Studio Theater

“A gripping, heart-wrenching, tender drama”

"Toni Press-Coffman's play celebrates the beauty of survival with eloquence and grace." —Portland Oregonian. 

Directed by NAU Theatre Senior, Robert Barnes, TOUCH follows the story of a young man caught between the loss of his greatest love and the Cosmos, dealing with the intimacy and the enormity of the heart.

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