2017–18 Theater Season

And Theater Department sponsored events

Full Ride
Written by Bill Sonnega
Full Ride is a darkly comic look at how a contemporary American family is torn apart by the parents’ drive to win at-all-costs.
Staged reading in Kelsey Theater – General Admission- non ticketed – FREE
September 10, 7:00pm

Be Here Now
Written by Carson Kreitzer
A modern-day riff on Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters. This is part of our New Plays on Campus collaboration with the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.
Directed by Karen Peterson Wilson
Haugen Theater, General Admission
October 5 – 8, 2017
Presented by special arrangement with Mark Orsini, BRET ADAMS, LTD.

Mother Courage and Her Children
Written by Bertolt Brecht with translation by David Hare
Our production of Bertolt Brecht’s anti-war masterpiece, Mother Courage and Her Children, will be steeped in music and media.
Directed by Dona Werner Freeman
Kelsey Theater, Reserved Seating
November 10-12 & 16-19, 2017
Presented by Special Arrangement with Samuel French

Red Noses
Written by Peter Barnes
Red Noses is a comedy about the black death. It depicts a sprightly priest who travels around with a band of fools offering holy assistance.
Directed by Randy Reyes
Kelsey Theater – Reserved Seating
January 25-28, 2018
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French

Julius Caesar
Written by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is the classic retelling of events centering around the assassination of a man considered to be a god in his own time.
Directed by Chaz Mayo ’18
Haugen Theater, General Seating
March 8-11, 2018

A Streetcar Named Desire
Written by Tennessee Williams
Winner of the 1948 Pulitzer prize, A Streetcar Named Desire is a tragic and whimsical drama set among a Jazz-scape in Post WWII New Orleans.
Directed by Michelle Cowin Gibbs
Kelsey Theater, Reserved Seating
April 12-15 & 19-21, 2018
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York