The Theatre Department 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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Key: DFPH = Duke Family Performance Hall

2016-17 Events

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February 22-26, 2017
by Will Eno  •  Directed by Callan Gies '17   •  The Barber Theatre

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Musical: To Be Announced in Mid-November

March 24-26, 2017
March 31-April 2, 2017
Music directed by Jacque Culpepper  •  Conducted by Bill Lawing  •  Scenic design by Anita Tripathi  • DFPH

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One Acts I • April 26-27, 2017
One Acts II • May 3-4, 2017

Tickets & More Info: TBA


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Perhaps Shakespeare's most popular and approachable work, this romantic comedy featured a few of his favorite themes: the mystical difference between city and woods, lovers who must suffer before their happy ending, hyper-truth revealed through the play-within-a-play. And the bard ain't afraid to be a little bawdy. Likewise, this contemporary production expressed a bold vision: anything can happen if you open your mind to a new rhythm.


Naomi Iizuka's riff on Georg Büchner's Woyzeck tells the story of a young couple working desperately to make sense of their relationship while toiling to survive. Skin moves with supernatural fluidity, creating a beautiful play in which we feel the world squeezing tighter and tighter.