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Theatre UCF produces a full season of contemporary and classic plays and musicals each year at the University of Central Florida and downtown during UCF Celebrates the Arts. Each summer, Theatre UCF produces a new play festival called Pegasus PlayLab that invites playwrights from around the country to hold public workshops and readings in collaboration with our students and faculty. From dramas to comedies and theatre for young audiences to works tackling today’s pressing issues, there is something for everyone at Theatre UCF!

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Pegasus PlayLab 2021

May 28-June 19, 2021

This summer, Theatre UCF’s Pegasus PlayLab returns! Pegasus PlayLab is a festival dedicated to developing plays by emerging playwrights. Audiences are invited to hear staged readings and experience full productions or workshops of new plays. Follow these plays into the next stage of development and be part of the creative process with playwrights, casts and directors!

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Dear Helena

By Rachel Lynett

Directed by Cynthia White

May 28 & 29, 2021 | Virtual Reading | Pay-What-You-Want

In a loose adaptation of All’s Well That Ends Well, friends surprise Helena by throwing her a divorce party. Though the intention is to celebrate being free from a toxic man, the women share a time when they assumed all would end well and contemplate the reasons why we accept the love we think we deserve.

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To Saints and Stars

By Jordan Ramirez Puckett

Directed by Be Boyd

June 4 & 5, 2021 | Virtual Reading | Pay-What-You-Want

10-all astronauts prepare for launch… 9-months and Zoe will be a mother… 8-years old, a promise made we never wanted to break… 7-months, my one-way ticket to Mars… 6-million hours staring up at the stars… 5-seconds left until launch… 4- years old when we first met… 3- decades of friendship and love… 2-peas in a pod until… 1-mission liftoff…   In To Saints and StarsSofía’s life flashes before her eyes. In the face of death on the first manned mission to Mars, Sofía re-examines her lifelong friendship with Zoe and the age-old conflict between science and faith.

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As It’s Written

By Caroline Hull

Directed by Vivian Majkowski

June 11 & 12, 2021 | Virtual Reading | Pay-What-You-Want

Parker is a successful screenwriter who begins rethinking her decisions and wondering if she is truly satisfied with the direction her own story is headed. When she reconnects with Robin, a friend from the past, she realizes that there no easy way to rewrite her life in the way she desperately wants to.

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The Amphibians

By Dan Caffrey

Director TBD

June 18 & 19, 2021 | Virtual Reading | Pay-What-You-Want

Set thirteen years in the future, The Amphibians takes place in the west central Florida town of New Port Richey, shortly after we’ve passed the point of no return in the fight against climate change. One day while wandering through the woods, 17-year-old Simone unearths something wondrous, which she immediately shares with her best friend Bryn. At first, the girls view their discovery as a sanctuary from the anxieties of climate-induced disaster. But as the school year progresses, they realize their find may have a significant connection to global catastrophe. Both a coming-of-age story and a theatrical take on cli-fi, The Amphibians is about the evolution of friendship and what it means to take care of something at the end of the world. 

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Sambra del Sol | A Theatre for Young Audiences Production

Collectively created by Bianca Alamo, Ximena Gonzales, Ralph Krumins & Daniela Monzon

June 10-13 & 17-19, 2021 | Outdoor Production

In a small village nestled in the heart of the Amazon, Sombra del Sol is filled with music and dancing as the town re-enacts the day it was founded. When four close friends begin questioning the legends and traditions of the town’s origins, the magic of the land reveals that in order to move towards the future, they must embrace the past. 

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