By Taylor Mac
Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.
This show is part of the FreshINK series.
By Annie Baker
Black Box Theatre
Two angry young men sit behind a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high-school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music about friendship, art, love and death.
reasons to be pretty
By Neil Labute
Black Box Theatre
A ParksideSTUDIO production
A love story about the impossibility of love, reasons to be pretty introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose.
* theatre arts student
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Main Stage Theatre
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.
Tickets are available for purchase online or at the Rita Box Office.
Adults | $20
Seniors | $15
Parkside faculty/staff | $15
Students | $10
All tickets | $5
Each theatre arts major/minor receives one comp ticket.
TICKET REFUND & EXCHANGE POLICY
Please note that all ticket sales are final and that we do not provide refunds nor guarantee exchanges. We will do our best to exchange individual tickets for other concerts/productions but can make no promises that alternate ticketing will be available.
How to purchase tickets
For your convenience we offer you a number of ways to contact our Theatre Box Office for performance information and to purchase tickets for our theatre productions.
Order your individual tickets online
You can also call to 262-595-2564 speak with our friendly staff about available tickets and purchasing, or visit the Rita Box Office near the main entrance to the Rita. Call the Box Office for detailed hours or stop by one hour prior to each performance.
Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has continued to build a reputation as an outstanding liberal arts institution with particularly strong fine arts programs. With The Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities, our state-of-the-art instructional facilities and stunning performance venues match our award-winning academic programs and provide even greater community access. Read more.