2016-2017 Season

For ticketing information, reservations, and directions to our theatres, please contact the Cornell College Box Office.


Hurts So Good: The Feel-Good Cabaret of Torture and Pain

Director/Music Director: Patrick DuLaney
Choreography by Alvon Reed, Cornell College Artist in Residence

Plumb-Flemming Black Box Theatre
Sep. 30 & Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 at 2:00 p.m.              

2016-2017 will kick off with a cabaret style piece featuring musical theatre, dance numbers, and perhaps a monologue or two. This production will be developed in collaboration of the Fundamentals of Design first year seminar course.

Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them

By Christopher Durang 
Directed by Janeve West

Plumb-Flemming Black Box Theatre
Dec. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.

Christopher Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America's growing homeland "insecurity." A young woman finds herself suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father's hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts.  


By Steven Berkoff
Directed by Caroline Price

Kimmel Theatre
Mar. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.
and Mar. 5 at 2 p.m.

Steven Berkoff’s exciting retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex follows the hero (Eddy) as he  voyages beyond the East End of contemporary England and encounters love, wealth, and his true identity.   Exploring the story from a whole new angle, Berkhoff emphasizes the positive and redemptive power of love.  This modern, twisted version of the myth combines Shakespearean grandeur with Cockney slang to riotous effect, creating an electric and often aggressive atmosphere. Don't miss this punk "love poem" to the spirit of "Oedipus Rex"! 


Directed and choreographed by Alvon Reed

Kimmel Theatre
May 5 & 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The inaugural dance production for Cornell’s newest program is intended to feature both works created by Mr. Reed as well as student choreographers, and offers plentiful opportunities for student lighting and costume designers and a chance to explore interactive projection design as well through motion tracking cameras and other technologies.