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2014 - 2015

  • Scene from Almost, Maine

    Almost, Maine

    By John Cariani

    As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Debuting Off-Broadway in 2006, Almost, Maine was featured as one of the best plays of that year.  View images


2013 - 2014

  • Scene for Here and Now

    Here and Now - A Devised Piece

    Devised Theatre is also known as collaborative creation, original work, community-generated work or ensemble piece. Unlike more traditional pieces of theatre, where the singular playwright is responsible for the creation of the script, a devised piece is generated by an ensemble of artists.  View images

  • Scene from The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man

    By Bernard Pomerance

    Winner of the 1979 Tony Award for Best Play, Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man is based on the life of Joseph Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century and was exhibited as a "human curiosity" named the Elephant Man.  View images

  • Scene from Birth Witches

    Birth Witches

    By Jennifer Fawcett

    Superstition, science, religion and politics all meet in a London birthing room in the early 1600s, where accusations of witchcraft overturn hundreds of years of tradition as new male doctors fight to replace female midwives. World premiere, co-produced by Iowa City’s Riverside Theatre.  View images


2012 - 2013

  • Scene from Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    By William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of love, jealousy and misguided parenting still promises to mesmerize audiences 400 years after it was written.  View images

  • Scene from Avenue Q

    Avenue Q

    Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; book by Jeff Whitty

    Winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical, this comedy brings together people and puppets, mischief-makers and monsters, all living and learning together in a New York apartment building on Avenue Q.  View images

  • Scene from Clous

    Cloud 9

    By Caryl Churchill

    Written in 1979 and filled with time jumps, gender switching, biting humor, and double-casting, Cloud 9 offers an opportunity for British playwright Caryl Churchill to question preconceived notions of family status, gender constructs, and social norms.  View images


2011 - 2012

  • Scene from The Cripple of Inishmaan

    The Cripple of Inishmaan

    By Martin McDonagh

    In 1934, the people of Inishmaan, a small island off the coast of Ireland, discover a movie is about to be made on the neighboring island. Cripple Billy dreams of stardom in this merciless, cruelly funny and provocative play by contemporary Ireland's most successful playwright.  View images

  • Scene from COMPANY

    COMPANY

    Book by George Furth; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

    A breakthrough Broadway musical-comedy first produced in 1970, COMPANY remains fresh, acerbic, and original today. With the clashing sounds and pulsing rhythms of New York City underscoring this landmark show, it is considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theatre.  View images

  • Scene from In the Next Room

    In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

    By Sarah Ruhl

    A 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony nominee for best play, Sarah Ruhl's provocative and sometimes tender comedy is set in the 1880s—a time when doctors believed that "hysterical" women (and men) could be treated with vibrators, and electricity was a brand new technology.  View images

  • Scene from Defying Gravity

    Defying Gravity

    By Jane Anderson

    An exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe, Defying Gravity interweaves the 1986 Challenger explosion with our ageless fascination with space and its conquest.  View images


2010 - 2011

  • Scene from Electra

    Electra

    By Sophocles; translated by Frank McGuinness

    Electra is a riveting portrait of a woman consumed with the need to avenge her father's death by seeking the death of her mother. This production combines live action with original video to offer a highly contemporary consideration of this classic Greek drama.  View images

  • Twelfth Night

    By William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare's classic tale of cross-dressing and comedy comes to life in our studio theatre, complete with original music and live sound effects.

  • Scene from The Pirates of Penzance

    The Pirates of Penzance

    Libretto by W.S. Gilbert; music by Arthur Sullivan

    Join Mabel and the Pirate King for a high seas musical adventure, directed by guest artist Steven Smeltzer and produced in collaboration with the Department of Music.

  • Scene from Waiting for Godot

    Waiting for Godot

    By Samuel Beckett

    Waiting for Godot is one of the most discussed, analyzed, and performed plays in Western Theatre. Embracing influences from vaudeville, Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin, this play in two acts tells the story of two clowns as they wait for the enigmatic Godot.


2009 - 2010

  • Scene from The Diary of Anne Frank

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; adapted by Wendy Kesselman

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning account of a sensitive Jewish girl struggling with adolescence while hiding with her family and their associates from the Nazis. Kesselman’s acclaimed adaptation of the play makes thoughtful use of recently recovered segments of Anne’s diary to deepen our understanding of the cultural context and to present a much more complex Anne than we have known.  View images

  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Based on the "Peanuts" cartoon strip by Charles M. Schultz

    This Tony Award-winning musical depicts an average day in the life of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts gang. The 1999 revision of the show adds several songs to the original score.

  • Scene from The Arabian Nights

    The Arabian Nights

    Adapted by Mary Zimmerman

    This adaptation of the Middle Eastern classic One Thousand and One Nights tells the story of Scheherazade and the tales she spins to keep herself alive while at the mercy of her new husband, the mad Caliph Shahryar. Her shimmering tales of love, lust, morality, and power (with plenty of humor as well) fascinate and entertain.  View images

  • Scene from Akarui

    Akarui

    By Jennifer Silverman

    An assortment of characters convene at a warehouse at the end of the world, where DJ Akarui is laying down beats and conducting a rave in which all transformations are possible. Silverman’s extraordinary play is a unique theatrical event of explosive imagination, riveting energy, and penetrating insights.


2008 - 2009

  • Scene from Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    By Christopher Hampton

    An adaptation of the classic French novel involving sexual intrigue, manipulation, and philandering in the salons and boudoirs of 18th century France, this award-winning play has been described as the blackest of all fairy tales, the most depraved of all soap operas, and a brilliant and witty tragedy of manners.  View images

  • Scene from The Baby With the Bathwater

    The Baby With the Bathwater

    By Christoher Durang

    A viciously funny play about parenting and family, Durang’s comedy combines satire, farce, and absurdity and somehow offers a theatrical experience that transforms righteous anger into laugh-filled redemption.

  • Scene from Cabaret

    Cabaret

    Music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb; book by Joe Masteroff

    This modern classic musical, set in the tumultuous city of Berlin just before Hitler's rise to power, is based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories and John Van Druten's I Am a Camera. The main action of the play revolves around a cabaret performer, Sally Bowles, and the brief affair she has with an American writer.  View images

  • Scene from Eurydice

    Eurydice

    By Sarah Ruhl

    Sarah Ruhl has adapted this mournful legend of Orpheus with a fresh eye, concentrating not on the passionate pilgrimage of Orpheus to retrieve his bride but on Eurydice's descent into the jaws of death. What she finds there, and what she learns about love, loss and memory, is the subject of this unique and tender-hearted comedy.  View images


2007 - 2008

  • Scene from The Long Christmas Ride Home

    The Long Christmas Ride Home

    By Paula Vogel

    Inspired by Thornton Wilder, traditional Japanese theatre, and an abiding conviction that there is a kind of wisdom in beauty, even in terrible circumstances, this extraordinary play uses puppetry, language, music and drama to investigate the journey of an American family through time.

  • Scene from As Bees in Honey Drown

    As Bees in Honey Drown

    By Douglas Carter Beane

    A comedy about the pitfalls of the unquenchable hunger for fame. The play earned Beane the prestigious Outer Critics Circle John Gassner playwriting award (1998) and a nomination for the Drama Desk Best Play.

  • Scene from Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors

    By Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

    This well-loved 1982 Off-Broadway musical comedy about a nerdy florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood has achieved enduring status as a campy classic. The musical was based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman.  View images

  • Scene from A Lie of the Mind

    A Lie of the Mind

    By Sam Shepard

    In Sam Shepard's exhilarating play, two families are divided against themselves and armed against each other. However, this mythic western story is not really a tale of rivalry, but of interior domestic violence, the damage that one does to filial, fraternal and marital bonds - and the love that lingers in the air after the havoc has run its natural course.


2006 - 2007

  • Scene from Equus

    Equus

    By Peter Shaffer

  • Scene from Peach Blood

    Peach Blood

    By Holli Gipson '07

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  • Scene from Triple Shot

    Triple Shot: A collection of short Operas

  • Scene from Marat/Sade

    Marat/Sade

    By Peter Weiss

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2005 - 2006

  • Scene from Prosperity

    Prosperity

    By Keith Huff

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  • Mapping Departure

    By: The Devised Theatre class

  • Scene from Sweeney Todd

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by Hugo Wheeler

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  • Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    By William Shakespeare

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2004 - 2005

Book of Days 

By Lanford Wilson

Don Juan in Chicago

By David Ives

Gianni Schicci/The Stoned Guest

By Puccini/P.D.Q. Bach

Big Love

By Charles L. Mee
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2003 - 2004

Noises Off

By Michael Frayn

Trust

By Stephen Dietz

The Baker's Wife

Book: Joseph Stein
Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz

Blue Surge

By Rebecca Gilman


2002 - 2003

Polaroid Stories

By Naomi Iizuka

Hair

Book and lyrics: Gerome Ragni & James Rado
Music: Galt MacDermot

The Laramie Project

By Moises Kaufman and the Techtonic Theatre Project
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2001 - 2002

Betty's Summer Vacation

By Christopher Durang

Cosi Fan Tutte

Playwright/composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

StoryTheater

Adapted for the stage by Paul Sills
From stories in the Grimms Brothers' Collection and Aesop's Fables


2000 - 2001

Tartuffe

By Moliere

The Glory of Living

By Rebecca Gilman

The Secret Garden

Music: Lucy Simon
Book & lyrics: Marsha Norman

The Vagina Monologues

By Eve Ensler


1999 - 2000

Godspell - 2000 A.D.

Composer: Stephen Schwartz

Under Milk Wood

By Dylan Thomas


1998 - 1999

The Food Chain

By Nicky Silver

J Fugue K (first-year showcase)

By Various (JFK assassination authors)

30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the BaBy Go Blind

Our Town

By Thorton Wilder