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Current Theater Season

2019-20 Season Production Calendar

Fall 2019


Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Shelley Delaney

In observation of 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.

October 3-5 and 8-12, 2019, 8pm

Forum Theater, RTV Building
Talkbacks October 5 and 9 following the performance

Style Lab Projects

Projects directed by second year graduate students.

Big Love

By Charles Mee

Directed by Corey Ragan

October 15-18, 2019, 8pm
October 19, 2019, 2pm

E. E. Baker Theater, Kantner Hall, Free

Pluto

By Steve Yockey
Directed Dustin Brown

October 23-26, 2019, 8pm
October 26, 2019, 2pm
E. E. Baker Theater, Kantner Hall, Free

Tantrum Theater presents

Rhinoceros

By Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Jose Carrasquillo & Jeanette Buck

Rhinoceros is a commentary on the absurdity of the human condition made tolerable only by self-delusion. It shows us the struggle of the individual to maintain integrity and identity alone in a world where all others have succumbed to the "beauty" of brute force, natural energy and mindlessness.

November 21-23 and December 4-7, 2019, 8pm
December 7, 2019, 2pm
Forum Theater, RTV Building
Talkbacks November 23 and December 5 following the performance

Spring 2020


She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nugyen (Alumnus, 2002)
Directed by Brian Evans

In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

February 20-22 and February 25-29, 2020, 8pm
Forum Theater, RTV Building
Talkbacks February 22 and 26 following the performance

Tantrum Theater presents

Objects in the Mirror 

By Charles Smith
Directed by Chuck Smith

Inspired by the harrowing true story of Shedrick Yarkpai, a young Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Charles Smith’s play chronicles Shedrick’s decade-long journey from the violent civil wars in Liberia to his re-settlement in Adelaide, Australia. 

April 2-4 and 8-11, 2020, 8pm
April 11, 2020, 2pm
E. E. Baker Theater, Kantner Hall
Talkbacks April 4 and 8 following the performance.

26th Annual Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival

Three featured plays are produced in an intimate setting in rotating repertory. Other plays in progress are presented in semi-staged readings. Each performance is followed by a talkback with guest artists.

April 16 – 25, 2020, titles and performance times TBA
Forum Theater, RTV Building

Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness is part of the MFA Playwriting program consisting of the 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 Hahne Theater in Kantner Hall. The performances last about an hour and are free and open to the public. Arrive at 10 PM to secure tickets. Current Madness Schedule is available here: ohioplaywriting.org/madness/

Tickets for Tantrum, Studio, and Mainstage Productions through Arts for Ohio, tickets are free for Ohio University students with a student ID. Regular tickets for the mainstage shows are $10 for adults and $7 for other students and seniors. For the Tantrum Theater shows (Rhinoceros and Objects in the Mirror) tickets are free for Ohio University students, $15 for adults, and $10 for other students and seniors. For more information please call 740-593-4800.