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80th anniversary of the original 1938 Halloween broadcast
“We know now that in the early years of the 20th century, this world was being watched closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own…”
Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play allegedly had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted from the H.G. Wells novel by Howard E. Koch (the co-writer of Casablanca), and originally directed/narrated by Orson Welles, this frightening tale of an unearthly enemy defying humankind in a war to the death continues to thrill and chill audiences 80 years after its original Halloween broadcast.
Oct 12-21 | Mainstage Theatre
Oct 12, 13, 19, & 20 | 7 pm
Oct 14 & 21 | 2 pm
A new play by Wisconsin playwright Marie Kohler, based on the novel by Daniel Defoe
Moll Flanders is a larger-than-life character whose drive for love and survival leads to sexual adventures, multiple marriages and a career as an infamous thief.
On the eve of her hanging at Newgate Prison, the infamous rogue tells her story to a minister bent on offering her one last, unlikely chance at salvation. The play tracks a double journey of transformation for Moll and the minister who, despite himself, is mesmerized by her free-wheeling, life-affirming tale. Midnight and Moll Flanders explores the influence of gender, class, free will and circumstance in an era as fiercely entrepreneurial as ours.
Nov 30-Dec 9 | Black Box Theatre
Nov 30, Dec 1, 7, & 8 | 7 pm
Dec 2 & 9 | 2 pm
A Tony Award winning for best book and score
A terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a ban on private toilets. People must use public amenities, regulated by a single company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Those who can’t afford the fees are ‘exiled’ to a mythic place called Urinetown, never to be seen again. One man must choose between following his heart towards love or a revolution that will lead the people to freedom. The outcome of the revolution is unknown but malevolent corporate greed meets its match in this hilarious, Tony Award-winning satire.
Mar 15-24 | Black Box Theatre
Mar 15, 16, 22, & 23 | 7 pm
Mar 17 & 24 | 2 pm
Shakespeare's more endeering comedy
The King of Navarre convinces his three best friends to swear an oath of chastity and contemplation meant to focus their minds on academia and last for three years. This immediately results in all four of them promptly meeting the loves of their lives. The young men’s studies soon give way to secret letters and amorous promises as the women set out to teach the men a thing or two about love. Love laughs at lofty ideals and brings barriers tumbling down in this charming and linguistically nimble comedy.
May 3-12 | Main Stage Theatre
May 3, 4, 10, & 11 | 7 pm
May 5 & 12 | 2 pm
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Please note that all ticket sales are final and that we do not refund money for tickets purchased but not used. All show titles and dates are subject to change, and every effort will be made to make show substitutions fair and equitable. Season ticket holders have the privilege of exchanging tickets for another performance date with no additional fee by contacting the box office in advance of the performance date on the original ticket. We will do our very best to provide you the best substitute tickets available. Based on limited ticket availability we cannot guarantee individual (non-season) ticket holders with ticket exchanges. We will do our best to exchange individual tickets for other productions but can make no promises that alternate ticketing will be available. All unused tickets can be donated to the department for resale or for free distribution to students and can be used by the purchaser as a tax deductible donation.