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The Theatre Department produces an annual season of plays, offering a variety of performance and technical opportunities for both students and community members.

The season includes classic and contemporary works and children’s plays. All academic productions are free to the public and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. No tickets and no reservations.

Current Season

Title of play Eurydice

Eurydice (Sarah Ruhl)

Sept. 20-22, 27-29
Bodker Black Box Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine.  Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.

Farragut North promo poster

Farragut North (Beau Willimon)

Nov. 15-17, 22-24
Polsky Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career that men twice his age would envy.  During a tight presidential primary race, Stephen’s meteoric rise falls prey to the backroom politics of more seasoned operatives. Farragut North is a timely story about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.  The play is loosely based on former Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 Democratic primary election campaign for U.S. President.

NOTE: This production contains brief nudity and strong language; for mature audiences only.

Publicity poster for Ming Lee and the Magic Tree

Ming Lee and the Magic Tree

Feb. 7-9
Bodker Black Box Theatre
6 p.m. Friday; noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
The show will also be performed in a subsequent tour throughout the Spring 2020 semester.

This children’s play is performed in traditional Chinese style and tells the story of a Prince who will be allowed to marry the Princess of the Stars, but only if he can find a happy man. In his search, the Prince gives Ming Lee, a stonecutter, a circle of wishes, each of which Ming Lee thinks will make him happy. But, during his journey, he discovers fine hats do not make a fine head.

Publicity poster for Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit (Noël Coward)

April 24-26, May 1-3
Polsky Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Socialite and novelist Charles Condomine invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, who continually tries to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.