The theatre department produces two performances each academic year as part of the Celebrating Arts and Ideas series. Theatre majors participate in all areas of production, and students of all majors are welcome to audition.

2016-2017 season features:

Mainstage Season: (Perry Theatre)

Our Town by Thornton Wilder
November 4-5 and 9-12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
Perry Theatre
Guest Director: George Keating

This classic play brings to life the small town of Grover's Corners. In this benchmark of the American theatre, audiences will discover the stories of daily life, love, marriage, death and mourning are as relevant today as they were in 1938 when the play premiered on Broadway.

Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken
March 31-April 1 and April 5-8, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
April 1 and April 8, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.
Perry Theatre

Broadway musical meets sci-fi horror is this dark musical comedy. What happens when Seymour Krelborn, a meek assistant floral designer at a skid row florist, finds a  strange carnivorous talking plant that promises him fame and fortune? Spoiler Alert: It does not go well. One of the longest running Off-Broadway musicals of all time, this devilishly delightful musical is sure to keep audiences screaming with laughter and tapping their toes to the 1960’s inspired pop/rock score.

Theatre Studio Lab Season: 

Fuller (and Edgar) in the House of Usher adapted by Sean Graney
Public Reading/Workshop, September 22, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
Theatre Studio Lab (Stephens 119) 

Full Production, February 10-11 and 15-18, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Theatre Studio Lab (Stephens 119)

Edgar Allan Poe helped set the standard for American Horror for the past two centuries. However, this brand new adaptation of Poe's literary work takes a wild and irreverent turn as we follow Poe and his contemporary, Margaret Fuller, on a journey to the House of Usher. This play was workshopped on campus in the fall with Mr. Graney and the AU student cast. The February production will be the world premiere of this new adaptation.

This play will open AU's new black box studio space!