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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.

Announcing the 2023-24 season! 

Drawing of a slice of apple pie.

“After Ever Happily,” by Erik Meixelsperger

Directed by Scott Cox

Sep. 15-17, 22-24 | Bodker Black Box Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Life, love and all its accompanying chaos form the sweet and sticky ingredients for this delicious romantic comedy.

Eight individual stories are stirred into motion— a young single mom, a hopeless romantic, a lifelong optimist, a hopeful idiot, a couple with a gay secret and unyielding parents combine in this recipe for a sugar-coated, sweet escape!

a bottle of wine and a paint brush.

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” by Steve Martin

Directed by Aubrey Urban

Nov. 10-12, 17-19 | Polsky Theatre

This long-running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. Bystanders, including Picasso’s agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendiman and an idiot inventor, add to the outrageous laughs in a story only the legendary Steve Martin could bring to life.

A spotlight on a bloody cleaver.

“Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage,” by Jane Martin

Directed by Scott Stackhouse

Feb. 16-18, 23-25 | Bodker Black Box Theatre

Big 8, the feisty rodeo competitor, is facing foreclosure on the Wyoming ranch where she rehabilitates injured rodeo cowboys. The arrival of a shocking woman named Shedevil and a one eyed Ukrainian biker named Black Dog ushers in outrageous violence and horror in this shoot ’em up, knock ’em up, cut ’em up comic romp that pits the code of the West against contemporary darkness.

“V-Day,” by Ensemble

Directed by Sheilah Philip

Mar. 8 | 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Bodker Black Box Theatre

Art and activism unite!

V-Day is an international movement to end violence toward women. Every year, from Feb. 1 through Mar. 8, local communities rise and use their voices to shine a light on the injustice facing survivors of violence.

Experience two performances on International Women’s Day featuring reader’s theater pieces whose monologues and short scenes honor V-Day’s goal. Admission is free, with any donations given to local organizations that empower women who have experienced abuse. 

“Cabaret,” by Masteroff, Kander and Ebb (1998 version)

Directed by Scott Cox

Apr. 19-21, 26-28 | Polsky Theatre

In Berlin’s seedy Kit Kat Klub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes you in and assures that you will forget all your troubles at the Cabaret. But in the dark, heady and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates, the troubles have only begun. Romances take center stage as, all around Berlin, Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a doomed romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered Jewish fruit seller.