A long and rich tradition extending back to 1928
The undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in
arts administration; design/technology; film and television; performance;
physical theatre; theatre studies; and dance (minor).
The graduate program offers a Master of Fine Arts degree with specializations in acting; costume technology and design; scenic technology and design; properties technology
and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in theatre history, dramatic literature,
and dramatic theory and criticism.
FIFTH OF JULY
By Landford Wilson
Directed by Richard Holden
November 5 – November 16, 2014
Ken, a legless Vietnam veteran, and his lover, Jed, a horticulturist are visited in their rural, Missouri farm house by Ken’s sister, June, and her teenage daughter, and by Gwen and John-the former hard-drinking, comma pill-popping heiress who aspires to be a rock star, the latter her husband and manager. All are old friends from college, a former activist who agitated for a better world. The action of the play is sharp and funny and deeply revealing of lost hopes and dreams and of the bitterness that must be suppressed if one to find the good that life can offer.
CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Book by Laurence D. Cohen; Music by Michael Gore; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; based on the novel by Stephen King
Directed by Tamara Fisch
March 4 – 15, 2015
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who is bullied by the popular crowd, and is invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruely over-protective mother. But Carrie has just discovered that she has a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…Carrie received a legendary 1988 Broadway production, one of the biggest flops of all time. But was reworked by the original writers during great acclaim during the 2012 season. Join us for this fully re-imagined adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling novel, by Laurence D. Cohen (screenwriter for the film) and Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).