Theatre

Bodies and Ink

Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
BODIES AND INK: CELEBRATING NATIONAL BANNED BOOKS WEEK THROUGH MOVEMENT, THEATRE, AND VISUAL ARTS
LRC (Learning Resource Center)
$15 general; $10 Students/Faculty/Seniors (presale only)

Guides will lead audiences through the three story LRC building to encounter ten performance pieces based on works of literature that have been banned.  Students and faculty from Dance, Music, Speech, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts will be part of this unique site-specific event.  Choreography by Deidre Cavazzi, additional direction by Heidi Ochoa and Bill McGuire, and featuring a new choral premiere composed by Dr Scott Farthing.  
 

Fahrenheit 451

Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 7:30pm

by Ray Bradbury
Studio Theatre
$15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students

Adapted from Bradbury’s dystopian novel published in 1953, Farenheit 451  is regarded as one of his best works. A future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found, the title refers to the temperature that Bradbury asserted to be the autoignition temperature of paper.

Fahrenheit 451

Date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:30pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:30pm

Special Production

Date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 7:30pm

Mark your calendars for a special production to be announced. Last year the Department of Theatre Arts presented our world preimere of Blackbird with Jonelle Allen in a One Woman Show chronicling the life of Florence Mills. Stay tuned for an announcement of this year's guest artist.

Studio Theatre
FREE Admission

 

You Can't Take it With You

Date: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:30pm


By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
 McKinney Theatre
$15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students

A Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about an eccentric family who allows each member to pursue his own ambition in the home, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job wants to bring her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner.

First Lady Suite

Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 2:30pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 2:30pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 2:30pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:30pm

Tickets go on sale August 23, 2016!

First Lady Suite

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:30pm
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:30pm

by Michael John LaChiusa
Studio Theatre
$15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students/seniors; $8 children 12 and under

A quirky chamber musical with four separate segments about four of the First Ladies of the United States of America and the people surrounding them. They are: Eleanor RooseveltMamie EisenhowerBess Truman, and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

The Ash Girl

Date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 7:30pm

By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Studio Theatre
$15 general $12 seniors; $10 students

(not recommended for audiences under 15)

With her mother dead and her father away, the Ash Girl lives huddled deep in the protection of the ashes with her stepmother and two stepsisters. When an invitation to the Ball, addressed to all the daughters of the house, arrives from Prince Amir, Ashie can't believe that she can go too.

The Ash Girl

Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:30pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 2:30pm

Tickets go on sale August 23, 2016!

Tumbledown

Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

STAGE READING OF TUMBLEDOWN
by poet/playwright Red Shuttleworth

McKinney Theatre
$5 general

Red Shuttleworth received the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for “Woe to the Land Shadowing.”Poet and playwright, primarily of the American West, Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the Spur Award (from Western Writers of America) for Poetry: "Johnny Ringo" (Riverhouse Lit), 2013, "Roadside Attractions" (The Basement), 2011, and Western Settings (University of Nevada Press), 2001. True West magazine named Shuttleworth “Best Living Western Poet” in 2007. His poems, one-act plays, and short stories have appeared in over a hundred journals,

Tickets go on sale August 23, 2016!

Once Upon a Mattress

Date: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 7:30pm

Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer

McKinney Theatre
$15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students

This popular musical that marked the Broadway debut of Carol Burnett is based on "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen. With wonderful songs, hilarious and raucous antics, romantic and melodic courtships, chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales the same.

 

Once Upon a Mattress

Date: 
Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm

Tickets go on sale August 23, 2016!

Tennessee Williams' One Acts

Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

 

Studio Theatre
$15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students

(not recommended for audiences under 15)

A collection of one act plays by Tennessee Williams, an American playwright and author of many stage classics.  He is considered among the three foremost playwrights in 20th-century American drama along with Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller.