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Current Season

Man of La Mancha

October 18-27, 2018

Book by Dale Wasserman • Music by Mitch Leigh • Lyrics by Joe Darion • Directed by Machele Dill

The TU Department of Theatre will present the musical Man of La Mancha, October 18-21 and 25-27. Based on the book by Miguel de Cervantes, the original Broadway production, written by Dale Wasserman with music by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion, won multiple Tony Awards. Our production is a fresh new take on the classic story of honor and betrayal, idealism and reality, sanity and madness. Performed in the Commedia dell’arte style with actors playing multiple characters in mask, this production takes Don Quixote back to his roots as he tilts at giants (windmills) and travels on his quest for the “Impossible Dream.”

 

Kendall Hall – Theatre II — Full Details


Wild Man

November 9-10, 2018

By the Winner of the National WomenWorks Playwriting Competition, K.T. Peterson

“Combine a missing man, a Bigfoot-like character and many other strange occurrences in an Oregon small town and playgoers are in for a captivating evening of original theatre.”  Wild Man is the winning script of the 2018 WomenWorks competition, a national playwriting competition for female graduate student playwrights.  Ms. Peterson is an MFA candidate in the Iowa Playwrights Workshop program and will be in residence to develop the play with TU Theatre Department students.

Kendall Hall – Theatre II

Full details 


Eurydice with image of a woman holding an umbrella over her head behind a pane of glass with rain on it

Eurydice

April 4 – 7, 2019

Book by Sarah Ruhl • Directed by TU alumnus Jacob Patterson

Written by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl, this play is a contemporary retelling of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. It explores themes of memory, loss and the afterlife.

Director Jacob Patterson, TU alumnus, states “We have all been touched by loss in our lives, and we turn to our memories for a reminder of the people who are no longer with us. And while these memories comfort us, they can also make it difficult to move on. When it comes down to it, we have to ask ourselves, ‘Am I willing to let go?’”

Kendall Hall – Chapman Theatre — Full Details


Devised Theatre Work On Social Justice

April 19 – 20, 2019

Kendall Hall – Chapman Theatre

Full details to come.