The Theatre Department steadfastly presents theatre that matters and continues to resound beyond the performance night. We are committed to presenting theatre that stimulates the minds of our audience members while balancing the highest quality production values with material that is courageous in its content, form and execution.
Our productions are often accompanied by symposiums and talk back discussions, which reflectively delve into the nuances of the scripted work. Productions are supported by our acting, directing, design, world theatre history and contemporary drama classes.
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What You Will
February 18-22, 2015 • The Barber Theatre • Tickets
Written by Wendy Hammond • Directed by Steve Umberger
We are making department history with the bold step of commissioning and producing a new play. Inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, What You Will takes place in 2015 during a documentary film shoot. Expect a romantic comedy pushing the bounds of identiy, culture and love.
General Admission: $10; Seniors: $8; Faculty/Staff: $7; Students: $5
Fiddler on the Roof
March 20-29, 2015 • Tickets
Music by Jerry Bock • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick • Book by Joseph Stein
A beloved icon of musical theatre, tells the story of a Jewish family facing social and political upheaval in a 1905 Russian village. Presented in collaboration with the Music Department, this must-see production is one for the entire family. Recommended for ages 11 and up.
One Act Series I
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
A double bill of one act plays presented by students from the Directing II class. (photo from Spring 2014 One Act Series I production)
One Act Series II
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Our One Act series continues, presented by students from the Directing II class. (photo from Spring 2014 One Act Series II production)
She Stoops to Conquer
October 24-November 1
Written by Oliver Goldsmith • Directed by Mark Sutch
One of the great comedies of the English language, She Stoops to Conquer is a playful romp of extremes, poking hilarious fun at the gap between what we do in polite company and what we might do, well...otherwise. Recommended for ages 11 and up.
November 19-23 • The Barber Theatre
Written by Hassan Abdulrazza • Directed by Samer Al-Saber
The Prophet presents a thrilling snapshot of private life in Cairo during the 2011 popular uprising. With political turmoil as a backdrop, a writer and his wife wade through guilt while their long-hidden secrets threaten to emerge and tear them apart. Recommended for ages 17 and up for strong language and violence.