Current Theater Season
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Shelley Delaney
Power and Ambition. Friendship and Betrayal. Anarchy and Justice. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare: a fast and furious political tale for our time.
Virginia Hahne Theater
October 6-8 @ 8PM
October 8 @ 2PM
Doctor Voynich and Her Children: a Prediction
By Leanna Keyes
Directed by Tyler Everett Adams
Doctor Rue Voynich and her apprentice Fade travel the American Heartland dispensing herbal medications. They also covertly perform abortions--long ago made illegal. When approached by a local young woman, Hannah, to perform an abortion, Fade must assist her before the sheriff can nail them for the “attempted murder of an unborn person.” This post-Roe v. Wade play about mothers and daughters is poetic, sexy, vulgar, queer, and a little too real.
Virginia Hahne Theater
October 20-22 @ 8PM
October 22 @ 2PM
what the Gods gave me
By Eryn Elyse McVay
Directed by Molly H. Donahue
Moon magic, man eaters, and matrimony; the women of Nevermoore Inn are preparing for the first night of the rest of their lives, but their carefully crafted mythos is about to catch fire. Written by OU’s own Eryn Elyse McVay, what the Gods gave me is a story about the magic of the family and the power of the individual.
November 3-5 @ 8PM
November 5 @ 2PM
By Jacqueline Lawton
Directed by JaMeeka Holloway
By 1912 Athens’ only Black business owners, Edward and Mattie Berry, have established one of the finest hotels in Ohio, with visitors from all over the country. When former president and now presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt decides to stay at the hotel, a potential moment of pride and joy unleashes scandal and political upheaval.
November 17-19 @ 8PM
November 30-December 3 @ 8PM
December 3 @ 2PM
1st Year MFA Directors’ Projects
To Be Announced
Directed by Devin Ty Franklin and Caitlin Lopez
First year MFA Directing students Devin Ty Franklin and Caitlin Lopez will each present a one-act play to introduce themselves as artists to our community. We are proud and excited to produce their work. Titles and production information are forthcoming.
March 2-4 @ 8PM
March 4 @ 2PM
March 7-10 @ 8PM
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Music by Michael Gore
Adapted from Stephen King’s Carrie
Directed and Choreographed by Victoria Rae Sook
Adapted from Stephen King's 1974 novel Carrie, the musical focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother. When she is humiliated by her classmates at the high school prom, she unleashes chaos on everyone and everything in her path.
Elizabeth Baker Theater
March 9 &10, 21-25 @ 8PM
March 25th @ 12PM
By Federico García Lorca
Directed by Ally Poole
A woman in a passionless marriage, who wants nothing more than to have a child. A community that measures a woman’s worth by their ability to bear children. Yerma, for anyone who has ever desperately wanted something and found that it was just beyond their reach.
April 13-15, 18-22 @ 8:00pm
April 22 @ 2PM
29th Annual Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival
Plays by Eryn Elyse McVay & Steven Strafford
The annual Ohio University Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival held each year at the end of the Spring Semester represents the culmination of the work of OU’s MFA Playwrights. Join us to celebrate and help in the creation of new work!
April 19-22, 26-29
SCHOOL OF THEATER PRESENTS
Midnight Madness is part of the MFA Playwriting program consisting of the bi-weekly, informal production of new work. Early each week a different graduate playwright is selected as the week’s producer. The producer chooses a theme, style, or concept as a prompt for that week’s production. Each writer must then write a three to five-minute play based on that prompt. Each play is written, cast, and rehearsed throughout the week in preparation for the Friday night, script-in-hand production.
Madness takes place Fridays at 11 PM in the Hahne Theater. The performances last about an hour and are free and open to the public. Upcoming Madness Schedule is available here: ohioplaywriting.org/madness