/ Theatre Department

Productions

We produce four mainstage productions every year. Students work alongside faculty members and form professional relationships with faculty and guest artists.


2023鈥24 MAINSTAGE SEASON

Alabaster

by Audrey Cefaly
DeWitt Studio Theatre

In this darkly comedic southern play, 鈥渁fter a tornado barrels through town leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale. When a prominent photographer visits to take pictures of June's scars, both are forced to reconcile the pain of loss and recovery.鈥 The all-female cast 鈥渆xplores the meaning and purpose of art and the struggle of the lost and tortured souls that seek to create it.鈥 

  • October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 | 7:30 p.m.
  • October 15, 21, 22 | 2 p.m.

Alabaster is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

 

The Addams Family, a NEW musical

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
DeWitt Mainstage

A comic musical that 鈥embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it鈥檚 every father鈥檚 nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. And if that wasn鈥檛 upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he鈥檚 never done before鈥 keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.

  • November 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 | 7:30 p.m.
  • November 12 | 2 p.m.

 

John Proctor Is The Villain

by Kimberly Belflower
DeWitt Studio Theatre

In this comedy drama, 鈥淎 high school class explores the seminal American classic, The Crucible. As scandal swirls in their community and old heroes are unmasked, the English assignment becomes uncomfortably relevant for the students. The line between witch and heroine blurs in this post-Me Too examination of power, love, and sex education.鈥

  • February 23, 24, 29, March 1, 2 | 7:30 p.m.
  • February 25, March 2, 3 | 2 p.m.

 

By The Way, Meet Vera Stark

By Lynn Nottage
DeWitt Mainstage

Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning playwright Lynn Nottage 鈥渆xamines the legacy of African Americans in Hollywood鈥 鈥 this stirring 鈥渃omedy tells the story of Vera Stark, an African American maid and budding actress who has a tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold onto her career.鈥

  • April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 | 7:30 p.m.
  • April 14 | 2 p.m.

*Productions pending licensing



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