Our Current Season
Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

Audition Policy
Auditions are open to any registered SRU student. The department produces two mainstage shows a semester, and “joint auditions” for both shows are usually conducted in the first week of the fall and spring semesters. We like to see new faces, and directors generally aim for a blend of established majors and newcomers. For more information contact the Theatre Department.

An Evening With Sam Shepard
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Gordon R.Phetteplace
Set Design by Tim Stapleton
Lighting Design by Andy Allison
Costume Design by Rebecca Morrice
Oct. 10-11 & 13-15 at 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 at 2:00 p.m.

An Evening with Sam Shepard is a collection of three one act plays by one of America’s leading contemporary playwrights. These plays offer an insight into the soul of mankind in the twentieth century through the window of Absurdist Theatre

As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Laura Smiley
Set Design by Kelly McBane
Lighting Design by Joel Magill
Costume Design by Rebecca Morrice
Nov. 19-22 at 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 23 at 2:00 p.m.

One of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare. Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke falls in love with Orlando the disinherited son of one of the duke's friends.

Book by Joe Masteroff
Lyrics by Fredd Ebb
Music by John Kander
Directed by Laura Smiley
Musical Direction by Steve Hawk
Choreography by Thom Cobb
Set Design by Gordon Phetteplace
Costume Design by Rebecca Morrice
Feb. 20 & 21-25 at 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Cabaret set in 1931 Berlin on the eve of the Nazis rise to power focuses on the decadent nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Club. The story revolves around Sally Bowles, a nineteen year old British singer at the club and her relationship with American Writer Cliff Bradshaw. Welcome to a world where inhibitions run free to escape dooming intolerance.

Hedda Gabler
By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by David Skeele
Set Design by Gordon R. Phetteplace
Lighting Design by Joel Magill
Costume Design by Kelly Myers
April 15-18 at 8 p.m.
April 19 at 2 p.m.

Hedda Gabler. Is she a despicable villain? A courageous heroine? Both? Decide for yourself, when SRU Theatre presents Henrik Ibsen’s jolting drama Hedda Gabler. Stifled by nineteenth-century Norwegian society, a bored woman lashes out, with unexpected--and shockingly destructive—results